Intelligence boss linked to Krejcir

2011-03-30 19:30

Johannesburg - The head of the police crime intelligence General Richard Mdluli was allegedly being probed for interfering with the Hawks' investigation into Czech fraud accused Radovan Krejcir.

A warrant of arrest was issued for Mdluli. "Yes there is a warrant and the police are acting on it," Colonel Vish Naidoo said. "I can't confirm what it is for."

The Mail & Guardian reported last week that the Hawks were probing Mdluli and Gauteng crime intelligence boss Joey Mabasa over allegations that they interfered with the Hawks' investigation into Czech fraud accused Radovan Krejcir.

The newspaper reported that a source close to the Hawks, an intelligence source and a prosecuting authority official had all confirmed that the investigation centred on Mabasa and Mdluli.

"The probe is understood to focus on allegations that crime intelligence engaged in extensive phone-tapping of Hawks' members and others involved in the Krejcir investigation," the Mail & Guardian wrote.

It is alleged that in at least one case, intercepted conversations found their way to targets of the Hawks' investigation, which includes not only Krejcir but a number of his associates.

Mabasa has previously been accused of holding meetings with Krejcir at Sandton's Michelangelo hotel, something the two men have denied.

Wives set up a company

Mabasa's wife and Krejcir's wife are also reported to have set up a company together.

Mabasa claimed he had been separated from his wife for the past 15 years, despite credit records showing that they had given the same home addresses for the past four years.

Mabasa alleged that, in a telephone call to him, former Krejcir employee George Smith confessed to murdering strip club boss Lolly Jackson.

The City Press newspaper reported earlier in March that tensions between National Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele and Mdluli was "sky high" after two police "spies" raided the public protector’s office.

Cele was reported to be livid when he found out about the "unannounced visit" to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s Pretoria office.

Police management suspended the two counter-intelligence officers.

"An inside source told City Press that tension between Cele and Mdluli had been simmering for a while, with Mdluli being seen by Cele and his supporters as the last senior official left in the police from the Jackie Selebi era," the newspaper reported.

Mdluli was promoted from deputy head of Gauteng police to head of national crime intelligence on July 1 2009 by acting police chief Tim Williams.

  • maseratifitt - 2011-03-30 19:35

    The plot thickens...

      ArtGee - 2011-03-31 07:04


  • william.botha - 2011-03-30 19:48

    This country is being run like a mafia territory.

      Benny66 - 2011-03-30 20:58

      and not avery good one at that!

      CITIZEN - 2011-03-31 04:53

      so william botha keep your mouth shout capish or you will be feeded to the sharks just joking this police force is finishednothing we can do about it

      william.botha - 2011-03-31 08:15

      Capishi ;-)

      Brad gaertz - 2011-03-31 08:57

      Police force or farce? that is the Question..

  • jouplesier - 2011-03-30 19:48

    so much for taking lolly out.....i miss seeing the poor sod with his super cars in rivonia....R.I.P Lolly

  • Brieuse - 2011-03-30 19:50

    The thick plotten

  • POLLENYS - 2011-03-30 19:59

    Let's see what venom the ANC suppotas can apply this time. Another racist plot to discredit black competence by the whites?

      Mr D - 2011-03-30 20:36

      Here we go's always the , we must be superior to the black then, I hope not…

  • BakkieB - 2011-03-30 20:00

    And so are the days of our lives.

  • croix - 2011-03-30 20:03

    Don Richard (the 'Enforcer') Mdluli....... and how many more? Shows you Mr Cele - be VERY careful who you appoint.

  • Judgmental - 2011-03-30 20:04

    I wonder what our national clown, JZ thinks about all of this seeings as he appoints these clowns? Oh, wait a minute I can't say that I will be labeled a Racist. Oops, not allowed to say that, I might piss somebody off I didn't think therefore I never was

      edvermaak - 2011-03-30 20:10

      Clowns are supposed to be entertaining. This has gone WAY beyond being funny....

      mike - 2011-03-30 21:04

      TshepoTheGeneral: You should rename yourself to TshepoTheClown. What do you mean by "our ANC"? You are just so typical of the general ANC supporter and the mindset of the ANC.

  • GT - 2011-03-30 20:07

    Can we assume the "George Smith" was fed to crocodiles and Mdluli has a little more to do with Lolly's death? This reminds of the Matt Damon/ Jack Nicholson - THE DEPARTED

      Warren - 2011-03-30 21:22

      I have said the same thing all along, George Smith got capped right after he capped Lolly. Nobody will find G.S. Ever!

  • Louis - 2011-03-30 20:07

    Arrest tho whole f''''ing lot. they are criminals in high positions earning millions of our tax paid monies. It will nbot end the circus is geting bigger an dbigger. We ar ethe next Zimbabwe if we do not stop it now. 15 years from now and you will have nothing but a police state. Wake up please.

      OuWitBooi - 2011-03-30 20:16

      We don't have to go that route. Make your vote count on 18 May.

      edvermaak - 2011-03-30 20:23

      Police state? How will that be possible when we don't even have a functional police force :-)

      edvermaak - 2011-03-30 20:25

      I would say more of a "Security Company" state run by the BEE ANC investors in some fancy smanchy provate security firm.

      Rob - 2011-03-30 20:30

      OuWitBooi, The concern among MANY folk is that if JZ`s ANC loose an election they will not hand power over and we will subsequently end up like something similar to Rhodesia or the many other African States run by megalomaniacs. But because the money pot here is quite big by African standards we will see some behavior not seen before in Africa.

      OuWitBooi - 2011-03-30 21:51

      @Rob - that could be a concern, but I believe the events in the Middle East and North Africa have shown us what can be achieved when democratic law abiding citizens stand together. Non-violent protests like blockading roads and government buildings is a route we have never used before, but I believe the ordinary law abiding man-in-the-street (irrespective of colour) is now gatvol enough to adopt these tactics. Non-violent, peaceful, targeted and effective. But that is a worst case scenario. I don't think we have gone far enough down the road to a police state yet for the ANC to refuse to hand over. And, just like in Egypt, I suspect the army and police will refuse to act against citizens. Forever hopeful ;-)

      Meanleader - 2011-03-31 09:14

      Lois mean "police statement"

      almosthuman - 2011-10-07 13:22 worries about that,our security forces-army and police,are so riven with corruption and ineptitude that our next lords will be the Chinese and petrol will be charged by the yuan.

  • ian - 2011-03-30 20:14

    monkey see monkey do

  • Slapper - 2011-03-30 20:32

    Bingo, Now see the scumbags tear into each other. But.. is there a get out of Jail card for Krejcir???

      giuliano - 2011-03-30 21:15

      he will get shaik doctor to tell them he is terminally ill,,i say give them all lead poisoning....with there stolen R5s

  • vicj - 2011-03-30 20:46

    O se die bok, hier kom kak

  • RIMRIM - 2011-03-30 21:02

    You are only as good as the people you surround your self with. It says a lot about JZ

  • Thabo - 2011-03-30 21:03

    I knew from the that there was something wrong with this case, we gonna hear names of high profile public officials on the witness stand soon.... Watch the space!

  • maseratifitt - 2011-03-30 21:03

    Timing is everything. There will be some spectacular "successes" coming from the ANC not too long and not too shortly, before...18 May 2011.

  • johnjohn46 - 2011-03-30 21:17

    They are all corrupt VOTE ANC!

  • Allin - 2011-03-30 21:18

    Why am I not surprised? No wonder the police hs o hire private security companies - too many policemen are too busy being criminals to do what they are paid to do...

  • steve - 2011-03-30 21:22

    It gets sicker by the day, the new South Africa should hang it's head in shame, what are we to become, the rainbow nation is looking more and more disgusting, lets have a hard look at our leaders and see if they lead by example,I doubt it.

  • BigMoose - 2011-03-30 21:27

    The gravy thickens. The maggots are breeding. The rot has set in. Mdluli and Mabasa have been implicated. The ANC are accountable. Vote them out.

  • douglas alex - 2011-03-30 21:39

    It is sad that sophisticated criminals (including those hiding behind corporate images) come to South Africa to rip off a “young” and growing system. There is no excuse for bowing to this bribery but a dog like Radovan Krejcir doesn’t make it easier. The good news is that we still have a system that can catch stupid slaves like Richard Mdluli and Joey Mabasa.

      gary.smith.rsa - 2011-03-30 21:51

      first let's see what comes of it. we have a system that could catch shaik and zuma ... well i'll try again ... ok, we have a system that could catch shaik and not zuma. mmm... i'll try again... oh ok we have a system that is fucked!

      OuWitBooi - 2011-03-30 22:02

      Unfortunately it is not the "system" that has nailed these criminals. If it were not for Paul O'Sullivan then Selebi and these two would still be enjoying the fruits of their corrupt ways. Unfortunately it seems that O'Sullivan has now blotted his copy book with a bit of over-enthusiastic raiding. But I see that the DA has also laid charges against Shabir Shaik for remaing a company director, despite being a convicted fraudster. We all have to do our bit to force the system to do its job.

      Meanleader - 2011-03-31 09:27

      What is so sad is that it takes th DA to press criminal charges against criminals . The police are as corrupt as the people they are charged with catching . No wonder the Cops get shot .... and I welcome it !When I see a cop , I won't ask directions , I take the seafty off my 9mm .

  • Skrappie - 2011-03-30 21:54

    Fakkit. It's "The Godfather"! I actually wanted to watch the movie the other day. Who needs Italy; when you have ol'e RSA.

  • ArtGee - 2011-03-31 07:10

    Once AGAIN... when there is CORRUPTION.... who's Dept comes up as the guilty party???? Cele and "HIS" bunch of MARAUDING MURDERING ROBBERS, which POSE as a Police Force are in the headlines..AGAIN........ For ALL the WRONG reasons.... Please people, ONLY your vote will get these CRIMINALS into Prison......WHERE THEY BELONG! Vote the ANC OUT!!!

  • Badballie - 2011-03-31 07:16

    just goes to prove my point, the innocent remain victims and the perpetrators are the police force and government. Viva Revolution!!

  • Meanleader - 2011-03-31 09:03

    Now we know why Krijcir wasn't home when the Hoarks arrived . He was tipped off . Blatant !!!!! Is'nt there even one honest native in SA ?

  • ngalo - 2011-03-31 12:05

    There's politics in everything, I can understand the allegations against him or whatsoever, but the part of Gen Cele disposing staff from J Selebi's era's just not professional at all.

  • Crystal88 - 2011-03-31 13:51

    I'm telling you if all this nonsense happening in this country is not stopped, we'll soon find ourselves being another Zimbabwe. Man I'm black, but it irks me when I see all these weird things happening in our country. Why is it that so many people holding senior office keep being party to crime and numerous other illegal activities, placing our country in a bad light? Very seldomly does a piece of good or positive news reach one when you start reading about our country. Always crime, corruption or some other negative issue. Giving me access to water, basic education and healthcare is not enough! Prioritising my needs, I want to feel safe and knowing that the New South Africa is run by honest people. Are my needs unjustifiable or excessive?

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