High court to hear FUL's Mdluli application

2012-06-05 08:23

Johannesburg - The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria will hear an application by the non-profit organisation Freedom Under Law (FUL) on Tuesday for an urgent interdict preventing Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli from serving on the police force.

FUL has also applied for an interdict preventing Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa from moving Mdluli to a new position before a review of his reinstatement.

Anti-apartheid activist and FUL member Mamphela Ramphele said in an affidavit in May, that former police commissioners Jackie Selebi and Bheki Cele were suspended by Mthethwa for "less serious criminal charges" than Mdluli.

She said a letter Mdluli wrote to President Jacob Zuma, Mthethwa and acting national police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi in November, claiming there was a conspiracy against him, had generated distrust and instability in the police.

Last year, Mdluli faced fraud and corruption charges relating to the misuse of a secret crime intelligence fund to buy luxury vehicles, and to hire family members.

He also faced a murder charge for the death of his former lover's husband, Oupa Ramogibe. The charges led to his initial suspension.

This year, all the charges were withdrawn and Mdluli was reinstated, a move which was criticised by, among others, the Democratic Alliance and FUL.

Mthethwa later moved him to a different division, but Mkhwanazi then decided to suspend him again.

The suspension was lifted by the Johannesburg Labour Court on Friday, but on Monday the court decided to rescind the lifting of the suspension.

  • Azande - 2012-06-05 08:29

    You go guys, we support you FULy

      Bless Boswell - 2012-06-05 09:06

      Clever... :)

  • Phumi - 2012-06-05 08:43

    The question we should be asking is who are the funders of this non-profit NGO called the FUL and whose agenda are they serving? Why is there so much vested interest on a civil servant who has limited powers and not even political affiliated? It is a sad day when progressive individuals like Ramphele are being used by liberals to undermine a democraticly elected governemnt! These organisation are only there to preserve white interests and to make sure the status quo remains. In fact these organisations are formed by those who are driven by paranoia and a lack of trust of a black lead government!

      nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-05 08:54

      So obviously you would prefer to have this parasitic criminal in a top SAPS position. This is normal to you, and you would like our trust? Remarkable. It doesn't seem wrong to you?

      Bless Boswell - 2012-06-05 09:06

      Phumi, why do you turn this into a racist issue, when it is patently not so? Do you hate whites so much that you are blinded and can not see the reality of Mdluli's guilt?

      Alan - 2012-06-05 09:07

      I have to ask: WHY does the ANC - when it is so massively tainted by corruption scandals already - even THINK of putting a person with Mdluli's background in power? Do they not care about their reputation? Are they so hopelessly corrupt that they don't recognise corruption? And why do people like Phumi ALWAYS paly the man (FUL) in this case, and NEVER address the real issues involved? Why?

      Theo - 2012-06-05 09:13

      @Phumi... I can only feel sorry for you. Your mind and logic is horribly screwed up.The one position in this country (the police chief) that needs a clean slate.. and you are saying its ok to have someone in that position with a record record like his, especialy after the previous two police chiefs. I suggest you go seek some professional help urgently !

      Duma - 2012-06-05 09:21

      100% correct, These liberals try with all their might to divert attention from South Africa being the most unequal society, so now they are in and out court just for one man.

      Azande - 2012-06-05 09:46

      @Duma, it takes one man to change the world, it took only one man, Jacob Zuma, to destroy the legacy and the vision Madiba and Mbeki built and fought for. It also takes starting with R1 to steal R1 Billion. Pull off that wool over your eyes, and smell the coffee. @Phumi, your comment is dissappointing. Judging by your submission, I am sure you will be comfortable and allow being accomponied to your house at night by a policeman, on duty, who is facing allegations of rape and murder.

      Kevin - 2012-06-05 09:53

      Simply answer is that we are a constitutional democracy. The Constitution is paramount above the elected Government which also has to act lawfully. The people are not only allowed to challenge the Government but are required to do so for the system to work. If you dont like democracy and want to live under the autocratic dictates of a traditional leader go and live in Swaziland.

      schalk.mattheys - 2012-06-05 09:55

      “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!” Franklin, Benjamin

  • Melusi - 2012-06-05 08:46

    Mdluli and the spear are related! Forever on the news!

  • Richard - 2012-06-05 08:53

    Phumi it is a sad day when you cannot trust the elected people to look after our interests. To say Mdluli has limited powers is very far from the truth. His position is extremely powerful and one has to question why he has been allowed to keep that position in spite of the allegations. IF Government does not stand up for us then let the private sector do so. I support FUL in this.

  • netswera.livhuwani - 2012-06-05 09:06

    Fire this guy for good,these are some of the burdens we dont need in our country.why JZ is quiet about this?he guy is a gang sta

  • sidney.gilroy - 2012-06-05 09:41

    Oh I do so love the banana republic that SA has become. Lead by the ringleader : ANC - who in 18 years of having the MAJORITY of political power...still has not contributed anything but plundering of financialescources and the rape of the rights of it`s voters. How is it exactly possible that the country with the riches rescourses and impressive infrastructure seems to house the most rot in Africa ??? Ineptocracy : The failure to succeed from a position of strength. (It`s like inheriting a billion dollars and dying without a cent)

  • Joy - 2012-06-05 09:53

    Phumi, you have the monopoly of that cANCer of turn any challenge to racist issue. Mdluli must rot in jail and those who protecting him will be exposed soon.. watch the space..

  • Tando - 2012-06-05 10:00

    The alleged criminal charges and corruption against General Mdluli are putting a Bad image in SAPS, First it was Selebi now Mdluli. I think our goverment should rethink the appointment of Politicians to lead our Security agency , maybe a career personel can do a better job to save the intergrity of SAPS

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