Not all procedures followed in Mdluli case - NPA

2014-04-01 13:11

Bloemfontein - Not all internal procedures to convince the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) to reinstate charges against suspended police crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli were followed, the Supreme Court of Appeal heard on Tuesday.

Advocate Lawrence Hodes for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), submitted any party wanting to re-institute charges against anybody first had to approach the NDPP and not a court directly.

"Any prosecutor in any court can decide to withdraw charges... [on reinstatement] then in my submission there are certain procedures to be followed before a court can be approached."

A full SCA bench was hearing argument in an urgent appeal by Mdluli, the police and the NPA.

The appeal concerns a ruling in favour of lobby group Freedom Under Law (FUL) to set aside a decision to withdraw criminal and disciplinary charges against Mdluli.

Mdluli, the NPA, and the Specialised Commercial Crime Unit were granted leave to appeal against a ruling by high court Judge John Murphy in September 2013 in favour of FUL.

Murphy had set aside the decision to withdraw charges of money laundering, murder, and disciplinary proceedings, against Mdluli.

Argument was continuing in the SCA.

  • Check Mate Malan - 2014-04-01 13:30

    What is due process. Nod from number 1 ?????

      Willy Deville - 2014-04-01 13:35

      Yes and a middle finger while (pretending) pushing glasses up.

  • Mzwandile Jola Dlamanzi - 2014-04-01 13:38

    Mdluli was the Head of Intelligence, he is not some boy somewhere in the streets. So its going to be a momouth task really to find him guilty of any wrongdoing while he is well versed on the internal processes.

  • Nkule Makhanya - 2014-04-01 13:41

    ANC is no longer only in your lips its spreading to your whole bodies now it's also in your finger tips.

  • Nkule Makhanya - 2014-04-01 13:42

    Viva ANC ViVa..ANC leave ANC leads.

  • Nkule Makhanya - 2014-04-01 13:48

    People who vote for ANC they don't have the luxury of writing here but the only luxury they have will be exercise on the 7th of May 2014 by voting for the ANC.

      stefan.strydom.902 - 2014-04-01 14:42

      We know they don't have the luxury to comment here, because: The government keeps them dumb down...

      Phil Galpin - 2014-04-01 14:57

      Wasn't all the bloodshed and heartache so that people (all people) had the RIGHT to vote? Now you are calling it a 'luxury', as though it had a worth that can be bought and sold in the marketplace! Mandela spinning in his grave.

      Wilo Duke - 2014-04-01 16:15

      They don't have the luxury of writing here because the ANC has failed them. No universal access to internet, no real education for the masses, and no job creation policies to afford them the luxury of devices to access the internet

  • Nkule Makhanya - 2014-04-01 14:03

    ANC have a lot of good stories to tell...ANC has done a lot in terms of improving the people life by providing infrastructure in many communities but its not enough working on some areas to other communities life. The people in all in their life they been living in suburbs they won't see what ANC government has done in the last 20 years of our democracy.

      DrGonzoSA - 2014-04-01 14:16

      Imagine how much more they could have done if they hadn't looted billions in corruption.

      Jeremy Thewasp - 2014-04-01 14:25

      @ Nkule...oh really? That's why the majority of ANC voters still live in township shacks Now catch a taxi and go home and tidy yours you loser

      Siyabonga Manzini - 2014-04-01 18:46

      I'm still a student,nd haven't rly started paying tax,bt I can imagine dat for somebody hu has been goin to scholl,nd eating der for "free" got nasfas nd did da same in varsity,while their family were livin in an RDP house,dependant on various grants,I imagine dat among da bad stories,there are. Good ones as well

  • stefan.strydom.902 - 2014-04-01 14:05

    Lyk my die skuim van die aarde gaan weer wegkom met MOORD (letterlik). Mens kan eintlik die skelm uitdrukking in sy bakkies sien!! Tospot!!

  • Nkule Makhanya - 2014-04-01 14:08

    ANC have a lot of good stories to tell. ..ANC has done a lot in terms of improving the people life by providing infrastructure in many communities but its not enough working in some areas continues. The people who only in the life they have been living in suburbs they won't be able to see what ANC government has done in the last 20 years of democracy

      Phil Galpin - 2014-04-01 15:04

      Nope, but they have paid for it and very generously too. But, and this might suprise you, it can't last, the money's running out. My local municipality want R15M to remove a statue. How does that help the poor?

  • Ian Furman - 2014-04-01 14:14

    Amazing how government departments always turn to the top WHITE advocates to fight their legal battles.Hodes,Trengrove,Unterhalter etc.NPA and government in general are bunch of uneducated morons,just like their boss.What happened to BEE or don't you have black advocates good enough!!!lol

  • Henk Venter - 2014-04-01 15:14

    so now its the job of the npa to keep alleged criminals out of court! As they did with zuma also!!

  • kpacesa - 2014-04-01 15:52

    No one seems to know what procedures to follow

  • Tebogo Bongane Gama - 2014-04-01 16:56

    The ANC lives and it Leads • Hey guys don't abuse the privilege of being white dats the old colour code • U had ur chance and now its our turn nisazonya • If proper Procedures were not followed on Lt General Mdluli case where those our beloved President fits in • Stop ur Racist tendencies because we will drive u 2 the sea when u come from 2 ur Harlem and Dromedaries • The ANC is going 2 Rule till Jesus come back 2 join it

  • Rodger Browne - 2014-04-01 19:16

    At Made-In-RSA you could not have put it more succinctly. This is part of a bigger picture of the scourge of corrupt leadership and the network of snake heads.

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