Cops told to drop Mduli case

2012-05-13 14:40

Johannesburg - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa told the police to stop investigating former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli, the Sunday Independent reported.

Acting police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi confirmed to the newspaper that he was told not to investigate Mdluli.

He was apparently summoned to a meeting with Mthethwa in March, where he was told not to continue with the charges.

Mthethwa, through his spokesperson Zweli Mnisi, denied the meeting ever took place.

"Allegations and insinuations of cover-ups are unfounded and ought to be dismissed out of hand," he was quoted as saying.

However, the Sunday Independent reported that a task team had been formed to investigate Mdluli's accusers.

The Sunday Times reported that a few weeks ago Mdluli tried to get documents seized by the Hawks.

He asked Hawks boss Anwar Dramat to return documents seized during a raid on his office so the office could co-operate with an investigation by the Auditor General.

Mdluli was shifted from his position in crime intelligence this week.

His new post has not yet been announced.

Fraud and corruption charges were dropped against Mdluli earlier this year.

  • koos.vandermerwe.92 - 2012-05-13 14:44

    Denial, denial. These ancESTORS are going to angry the tokkelosh one of these days.

      Gieljam - 2012-05-13 15:32

      Why where when who what .What a sad ogre instituted State of affairs where no one seems to care as long as they are together on the gravy train. I demand the same treatment for all white political prisoners incarcerated for years now without an trial and conviction.

  • siyadyosiba - 2012-05-13 14:45

    Now it thickens. "Summoned and told" sounds more like "you do as I say or you jump" .... should I say "you do as I say or you die". The country is getting sicker and sicker everyday.

      Kolobe - 2012-05-13 16:04

      these Independent have been forced to apologise to juju, shall wait for credible publishers

  • Greg Gow - 2012-05-13 14:49

    Why do the police management not want to clear all suspicion and get the people that have allegations against them investigated and dealt with? This cloak and dagger behavior is bad for investor confidence.

      champ.bopape - 2012-05-13 15:39

      @Greg Because they themselves are involved in the wrongdoing!!Will you allow your subordinate to investigate you when you know you are not clean? This is what is happening here.

      Squeegee - 2012-05-13 17:24

      There are still investors...?

  • Press - 2012-05-13 14:54

    We the people . . . "call on the Public Protector to investigate if Police Minister N Mthethwa interfered with the activities of an organ of government, to determine if the provisions of the Constitution have been breached in this matter and to inform the President of the appropriate steps be taken if such breach occurred for any matter to be brought before the Courts . . . ." and for he people to have justice.

      Gordon - 2012-05-13 16:21

      EXACTLY!!!! This is precisely what everyone is missing. The minister has no power to determine who can and cant be investigated.

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-05-13 14:56

    And now Mkhwanazi will soon be removed from his post for not toeing the line. Why does every controversial story end up being an embarrassment to the ANC? In this instance I suspect that it is because one very important aspect of crime intelligence is missing in the SAPS - intelligence.

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  • SA - 2012-05-13 15:06

    Mduli, must have dirt on somebody higher up - poor show, just shows how seriously our government takes dealing with crime and corruption

  • btosuffer - 2012-05-13 15:11

    i think this tym mthethwa mus cum clean because he has told tons of lies since mdluli saga hit the public domain.rememba there was allegations previously that mkhwanazi wantd to resign?i think the anticipated response is obvious,mkhwanazi cud not endure the political pressure that he was being subjected to,resignation was a principled option.stop lying to us minister!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tobydt - 2012-05-13 15:14

    F*** you Mthethwa. If you cant do your job, then go jump off Luthuli house you sick f***!

  • Vic - 2012-05-13 15:15

    What a bunch of damn liars. It't time a full investigation was held and the truth be known to the public. Far too many cover-ups for one's liking. What does Zuma do about it? Zilch! Tokyo Sexwale, please stand for leader of the ANC because it's high time someone with credibility and a business brain led the Country.

  • Alf - 2012-05-13 15:17

    Mthethwa is as trustworthy as his suspended commissioner! Who paid for the improvements to his private property? Come clean, Mthethwa and start telling the truth. You may find it is quite a liberating experience especially if you experience it for the first time!

  • Ricky Naidoo - 2012-05-13 15:23

    I think Mdluli is going to sing like a parrot if or when the truth comes out. A lot of big heads are going to go down with him, therefore they are trying so hard not to have him investigated. This decision isn't from the minister but someone higher in government. I want to see this can of worms opened.

  • sean.redmond3 - 2012-05-13 15:25

    His Face Book account is about to be cancelled.

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-05-13 15:30

    ANCorruption running true to form - evil, evil, evil.

  • acsteyn - 2012-05-13 15:34

    Richard Mdluli, what a man. There must be a 5th force at work. And, he must have someone by the short and curlies. Stuff the ancestors. He is learning politics from the best man?

      George - 2012-05-13 17:38

      There can only be one explanation. The ANCestors have been angered and have made the tokoloshe a card carrying member of the cANCer party. He is now doing the work he was sent to do; sow confusion, ensure all taxes are paid (poor Malema), eliminate e-tolls and e-parking, give courage to the public protector, and so on.

  • gideon.rossouw - 2012-05-13 15:40

    The plot thickens. Either there was a meeting. Or not. And an instruction. Or not. I think the public deserved the truth. And anyway why is this old Security Policeman from the apartheid days who makes wild racist allegations (see earlier this week) at all suited to ANY position in the police, let alone the high office for which rumour has that he is destined? Does anybody in the ANC actually gets that this VERY DAMAGING for how South Africa and the application of the Rule of Law is perceived?

      Don.Tandy - 2012-05-13 16:12

      Re damaging how the rule of law is perceived - it is very difficult to further damage something that has already been completely broken/destroyed by the ANCorruption.

  • siliziwem - 2012-05-13 15:44

    i am an ANC member but i am fed up with this zuma administration. these fools take us forgranted!

      Piet - 2012-05-13 16:53

      Hope you stop vote Anc!H

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-05-13 21:21

      siliziwem....I wouldn't be to proud to say I was an Anc member.

  • Stlouis Heidtmann - 2012-05-13 15:46

    whole day anc support on news24 were are you now you bunch of ignorant fools i would just like to say if you have anc t-shirt you are branded as an thief liar corrupter or just very retarded

  • Sebetha - 2012-05-13 15:48

    What is it that the low is going to do about this person are they going to let him go like that . Cops should do what is good for the country not for mthetwa

  • nofikathiniskeyi.eunice - 2012-05-13 16:16

    ow now not again hey kubolile kwa ANC kukho ukushaya amanzi mthethwa cacisa ngoba kutheni? umdluli angaphandwa ngeziphi izizathu mmmm

      Fourhundredkg - 2012-05-13 19:51

      I had one of those once, but my mommy took it away.

  • Themba - 2012-05-13 16:32

    I really wonder what this Mdluli guy has over the likes of Mthethwa and JZ to warrant such protection

  • Jandl Reevo Reeves - 2012-05-13 17:04

    And the people keep voting for the's not the intelligence that is missing with the People in power but the people that vote for these corrupt murderous With your big head and not with your small one.this country can be a better place but never will with the ANC's getting worse!!!

  • clinton.bowden1 - 2012-05-13 17:19

    Fine then if they are to be dismissed as out of hand can he then confirm the that the investigation is still on ?

  • ron.warwick.79 - 2012-05-13 17:32

    There is a group of cronies in the top police, hawks and government that have to cover for each other, because they all know about each others doings and got there fingers in the cookie jar. None of them trust each other and have to cover for and protect each other at any cost to not have the secrets leaked. I say suspend and investigate Mdluli and the minister of police along with any other name that seems to be assisting in the cover up.

  • Erna - 2012-05-13 17:42

    Its a sad reflection on our country that you can't trust anyone and that lying seems to be par for the course and considered as not being wrong. I don't know why affidavits are still admitted as proof of evidence from people who lie with their hand on the Bible!

  • Johnnie - 2012-05-13 20:14

    How in Hell can the taxpayer pay these people if they do, say or instruct their subordinates and then do not know what they said or did. Surely if a Minister gives an order there is proof of what he said. I have never heard of a junior who accuses a senior and then thinks he can get away with it, not if the junior has the rank of General - he will not take that chance.

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-05-13 21:15

    You can run and scheme...and hide the might even get away with it for awhile...but in the end will be nailed ...just like....Malema....resign and avoid the black lash.

  • Chico - 2012-05-13 22:06

    Let Justice be done.If mr Mdluli is involved let the investigation take it`s course and those who interferes be accomplies and brought to book or dealt with accordingly.No one is above law more especial to law enforcers.

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-05-13 22:20

      Let justice be done you say Chico.....but the Bastards won't LET justice be's coverup and lie as much as you can because we can get away with it...we know we have, loyal no matter what supporters.

  • Chico - 2012-05-13 22:06

    Let Justice be done.If mr Mdluli is involved let the investigation take it`s course and those who interferes be accomplies and brought to book or dealt with accordingly.No one is above law more especial to law enforcers.

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