Mdluli faces fraud, corruption charges

2011-09-22 12:17

Johannesburg - Suspended Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli handed himself over to authorities and appeared in the Commercial Crimes Court in Pretoria, the Hawks said on Thursday.

"He appeared on fraud and corruption charges... yesterday [Wednesday]," spokesperson McIntosh Polela told Sapa.

"The charges relate to the purchase of two vehicles for the Crime Intelligence Unit."

Mdluli was released on a warning and his case postponed to December 14.

Polela could not provide further details of the case.

Salaries, houses for girlfriends

The Star reported that Mdluli allegedly used money from the unit's witness protection fund to pay salaries and buy houses and cars for girlfriends and their relatives as well as his own relatives, who had been registered as covert intelligence operatives.

In one case, investigators found that a Cape Town woman, who they reportedly confirmed as his girlfriend, was registered as an intelligence operative and paid at least R18 000 a month. The girlfriend's cousin and brother were also allegedly employed by crime intelligence and earned R8 000 a month, the newspaper reported.

In March, Mdluli appeared in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court in connection with a 1999 love triangle murder and was released on R20 000 bail.

He and three others were implicated in killing his ex-lover's husband and at the time, Mdluli was the station commissioner at the Vosloorus police station.

They are charged with intimidation, three counts of kidnapping, two counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, attempted murder, and conspiracy to commit murder.

Conspiracy against him

Mdluli, a lieutenant general ranked one below police commissioner General Bheki Cele, faces an additional charge of defeating and obstructing the course of justice.

In his bail application, he argued the charges against him were fabricated as a result of a conspiracy against him by two senior police officials who tried to derail his promotion.

Mdluli said people were trying to get rid of him because former president Thabo Mbeki's camp was trying to take over police intelligence ahead of the 2012 ANC elective conference.

Mdluli and his co-accused are due back in court next Friday.

His lawyer Ike Motloung refused to comment.

  • falcon2020 - 2011-09-22 12:22

    around and around we go

      Green Oaks - 2011-09-22 12:31

      What is it with THEM. THEY just can't keep their hands clean. Doesn't matter what position they are in. No shame at all !!!!!!!

      AMS-Dammer - 2011-09-22 12:36

      "The ANC will continue deploying CADRE'S in Govt" Gwede Mantashe, secretary General of the ANC.. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GWEDE..... !!!!!

      legens - 2011-09-22 12:37

      Viva cadre deployment .viva BEE . viva clean government african style . viva

      Poloyatonki - 2011-09-22 12:40

      When the F*** will this stop, this people are giving ANC a bad name. ANC is a good party but those who are working for it are damaging its image.

      veebot - 2011-09-22 12:40

      aren't you happy though that these criminals and alleged criminals are at least getting caught and made to face the music. i say that's a winner for me. it's not all lost hey.

      Slartibartfast - 2011-09-22 12:44

      Polyatonki ... darling ... please explain ... How can the ANC be a good party, as you say, when you also say that the people who run it are bad???? Hmmmmmmmm ..... The people who run it make it .... or was this not coverred in your propaganda classes sweetness? You are so naive ... and THAT everyone, will be the wonfall of this country. Sad ... very sad.

      BOFFINBOB_RETURNS - 2011-09-22 12:44

      Yep....The exposure contunues...Yesterday, today & tomorrow ! There is a very dark cloud hanging over this country. Ever noticed how clean & fresh everything looks after snow has fallen. We need a bit of " pure snow " to clean things up, but sadly our climate does not allow for the amount needed.

      Tokkel Loshi - 2011-09-22 12:46

      @ Poloyatonki Damn they cought him before he could lift you up to he's level !!

      Nipcat - 2011-09-22 12:47

      Even Poloyatonki can't defend the government anymore!

      Kenno - 2011-09-22 12:51

      @ Poly Please explain how you can say that the ANC is a good party, when on a DAILY basis it is reported about some cadre being involved with fraud and corruption?? I question your intelligence with your comment!

      Gazza69 - 2011-09-22 12:53

      Wow this guy is so corrupt he may just be the next prezzident of SA....Watch out Zuma!

      Civil_Rights - 2011-09-22 12:55

      Hopefully he'll be sharing a "cell" with those ten MTN officials who are also facing fraud charges.

      daaivark - 2011-09-22 12:55

      So who's your "THEM", Green Oaks?

      Lofty - 2011-09-22 13:00

      @Poly, And I suppose the DA is a bad party but just seem to always do good. Shame, this must be confusing for you. Seriously though, how many scandals do you need to see until you realize that the ANC is rotten.

      Robbie - 2011-09-22 13:21

      Just imagine what is going on that we haven't heard about yet. People that are stealing that haven't been caught yet.

      Sharkie - 2011-09-22 13:21

      at Poloyatonki Isn't an institution - irrespective of type made up by and defined by the people within it? Thus how can the ANC be a good party but it's memeber rotten to the core?

      Al - 2011-09-22 13:30

      Are you just acting stoopid Daifark or were you born like that?

      MagdaKus - 2011-09-22 13:48

      I have at least 2 friends who are loyal ANC supporters- AND exceptionally good and honest folk. There must be others like them in that party or supporting that party- but I wish they had some influence on that party... Otherwise it is a case of loyalty undeserved 7 misplaced.

      fishing zoot - 2011-09-22 14:00

      falcon , i am lucky enough to live in durban,in a great suburb, unfortunatly a block away is the infamous "impasane couple shane and her hubby" one little unknown fact about this police constable apart from the R17m house he lives in ( valued by the municipality at R2.1m for purposes unknown). He bought the R6m house next door bulldozed it flat and built a garage for his umpteen cars ie porches, bently etc.On SARS raid days the road turns into one big circus with his 4 armed house guards plus machine guns keeping out the SARS inspectors. She is in court defending tax evasion charges, shouldn't be running a company yet picks up some of the biggest building tenders in town.Polo your a moron, ANC good name? it doesn't have one. They are all rotten to the core, all the little piggies at the trough,one gets more than the other they assasinate him, simple.

      Zodwa - 2011-09-22 15:01

      You lot talk as if the Nats were angels. Corruption has been with us since Jesus was still a virgin.

  • Really - 2011-09-22 12:25

    Eish, Why am I not surprised?

      Tokkel Loshi - 2011-09-22 13:07

      TIA - 2011-09-22 13:14

      It seems that every week you hear or read about corruption in some or other government dept or provincial department but NEVER seem to hear about anybody going to jail. Is corruption a crime in SA?????? What happened about the Travelgate crowd?

      Gaina - 2011-09-22 13:44

      Darwin Evolution they are also good at whinging, they say whites own the economy, not true whites are paying taxes but anc cadres are spending it too fast on luxuries so there is nothing left to be redistributed on services, health education etc etc, so the majority will never have the opportunity to lift themselves out poverty, thats exactly where the government want them to be, ignorant and naive believing false promises, and believing the blame game, blame it on the past blame it on whites, blame it on the west, blame it on colonials. Poloyantonki, the ANC has a bad name already because the ANC government is slowly stealing the country blind, tell us who hasn t had their fingers in the pie and which parastatel hasn t been corrupted. And pleas don t give us that cr.. that the previous government were corrupt THE ANC PROMISED US BETTER GOVERNANCE AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH its all being corrupted and corroded.

      grod - 2011-09-22 13:50

      Mdluli, Cele, Selebi... What fine role models to any decent cops out there...?

  • Mark Singh - 2011-09-22 12:28

    From now on please report on who is NOT corrupt in government.

      ConcernedMom - 2011-09-22 12:29

      Spot on Mark!

      Dougalan - 2011-09-22 12:36

      Mark - it appears it will be a VERY small report....

      Nipcat - 2011-09-22 12:48

      ....with very few names.

      Kenno - 2011-09-22 12:52

      Mark there will be NOTHING to report!

      Gazza69 - 2011-09-22 12:55


      PB - 2011-09-22 12:55

      I was on my way to post the very same remark. It is getting way too sick for words.

      Tokkel Loshi - 2011-09-22 13:07

      There will be no news !!

      Lonewolfman - 2011-09-22 13:26

      Sorry mark but that one pager would not sell well for investors.

      grod - 2011-09-22 14:02

      Saddest part is we are actually paying these pr***s handsomely while they find the time to steal!!

  • Voyager - 2011-09-22 12:29

    Yet another cadre deployment fail! Phansi cANCer, phansi!!

  • astrix1 - 2011-09-22 12:29

    It is above me that these kind of people think they can get away with fraud and theft. They probably think the rest of the people are idiots and they will not be found out? When they are found out, it is never their fault. What also beats me is that they do not loose their jobs and carry on to commit more crime and not end up behind bars. Who is protecting these bastards?

      Slartibartfast - 2011-09-22 12:48

      The voters darling ... read what dear, sweet, silly Poloyatonki wrote .... then shiver in your boots ... the propaganda which brought this about was EXCEPTIONAL!! Nats taught them well indeed!!

      Almaki - 2011-09-22 13:43

      Point is that they will get away with it. Can you name a single one who went to prison and served his sentence without being released on medical grounds or parole for nonsensical reasons?

  • JustinD - 2011-09-22 12:29

    I wonder where he will get re-deployed to? Maybe Finance minister? Thieving bastard just like Boesak and the like......

  • Kevin King - 2011-09-22 12:32

    Because of the lack of comment to come from certain of our regular readers I thought I'd comment on their behalf: "This is a malicious conspiracy by the DA and neo-capitalist, western settlers led by Helen Zille, do discredit the struggle heroes within the ANC. These white dogs must be put in their place!" Close enough Kolobe, Polio and co???

      Dougalan - 2011-09-22 12:38

      Kevin - you forgot mention apartheid too - the ABSOLUTE TOTAL CAUSE of all the ANC's thieving today, right?

      Poloyatonki - 2011-09-22 12:41


      Trextoo - 2011-09-22 13:20

      Sganja has also not yet posted. Is he too busy making his usual mischief elsewhere?

      Tokkel Loshi - 2011-09-22 13:39

      @ Poloyatonki - Congrats you learned a new word , now ask somone what it means !!

  • BnQE - 2011-09-22 12:33

    What a Country ...

      Gazza69 - 2011-09-22 12:57

      Confiscate his dog.....quick!

  • lescarol74 - 2011-09-22 12:35

    disgusting, south africa should be ashamed!!

      BnQE - 2011-09-22 12:39

      There is no one intelligent enough to understand what the word 'Ashamed' means ...

      bonkypants - 2011-09-22 12:41

      But...WE ARE! I'm embarrassed as a citizen of this country, least of all in front of so many expats who left this place for these very reasons.

      Kenno - 2011-09-22 13:00

      Try asking card carrying members if they are ashamed!!!

      Lonewolfman - 2011-09-22 13:33

      You are correct and ashamed we are but, those in charge and getting in trouble do not see it, only what money they can steel.

  • Bob - 2011-09-22 12:37

    I think it's unconstitutional to charge him with fraud, he should be immediately offered a higher position within the government and paid a higher salary so that he does not have to stoop so low as to use funds otherwise intended.

      ubufakazi - 2011-09-22 12:54

      hahahaha Bob

  • theprodigy - 2011-09-22 12:37

    Lovely, more ANC theft from the poor, it just never ends does it

  • AMS-Dammer - 2011-09-22 12:39

    Mdluli, Cele and Salebi..... FINE UPSTANDING CITIZEN of South Africa!!!! All friends of Jacob Zuma... Yes, ALL a little CORRUPT... but UPSTANDING NONE THE LESS!!!!

  • bonkypants - 2011-09-22 12:40

    Wherever you find them, you find untrustworthiness, laziness, corruption, lies, bribery and theft.

      Zodwa - 2011-09-22 14:56

      braveinternetguy tell me. Were the Nats innocent?

  • gary.hope1 - 2011-09-22 12:43

    How come when one of these knuckles is bust cheating and stealing, they always claim that it is a conspiracy by some other camp within the ANC, what does this say about the ANC i ask you? These guys are incredible, they are stealing their voters blind on a daily basis, but the white people are the enemy. The enemy lies within, and if you have not realised this yet, then you all deserve to be living in squalor, as it's self inflicted pain you're experiencing.

  • Mich - 2011-09-22 12:43

    Shameful, absolutely shameful!!

  • Tokkel Loshi - 2011-09-22 12:46

    is there honestly one anc mungrel who is not corrupt ?

  • Whoopi - 2011-09-22 12:46

    Now we know why the info bill will have to passed by the anc, because then the public of SA will not get reports on all the stealing. It is all part of the bigger picture people.

  • Nipcat - 2011-09-22 12:46

    Why is it so easy to be corrupt in this country? Are there no checks and balances? Is only one person responsible for employing, paying, etc.?

  • Samantha - 2011-09-22 12:47

    Is there anyone in the goverment who is actually decent??????????- they dont give a damn about growing this country, only for what they can steal and suck it dry - so much for my hard earned tax money going for something good-

  • allows - 2011-09-22 12:51

    Phew another one...... never ends!

  • Mr Wendal - 2011-09-22 12:53

    The only upstanding member of the cadre clique is the guy who's chair got stolen!

      BnQE - 2011-09-22 12:59

      Good-one - But he is only standing because he stole it from the comrade who stole it back from him ... HaHaWa

      Andre - 2011-09-22 14:00

      ...the rain falls on the just (upright man) and the unjust (corrupt seated man) but mainly on the just 'cause the unjust has the just's umbrella......eish man.... this cANCer is spreading it's evil at an astonishing rate... to a point were our 'revered' Mandela and his past STRUGGLERS says bugger all but continue to 'collect' the booty and might I add to the detriment of ALL the citizens, past and present!

  • sarecen - 2011-09-22 12:55


  • Born To Fish - 2011-09-22 12:57

    If only we had the secrecy bill!!!

  • Derek - 2011-09-22 12:58

    Well done Hawks! Keep nailing them one by one

  • braamc - 2011-09-22 12:58

    Comes to show this black ANC filthy fat thieving bastards. They absolutely all the same.

  • Sledgedarkwatch - 2011-09-22 12:59

    Daai Kop Daai Kop Daai skelm H Kop !!!!!!!!

  • whatno - 2011-09-22 13:00

    It gets worse day after day

      KarooOstrich - 2011-09-22 14:21

      It will only stop when they have stolen the coofers dry + the country is bankrupt. Not before that.

  • Pixie1984 - 2011-09-22 13:00


  • Lofty - 2011-09-22 13:01

    All the girlfriends and family members implicated in this should also be locked up

  • bill - 2011-09-22 13:07

    the raw sewage smell of corruption covers everyone in the anc.they are a disgrace to humanity.

  • African - 2011-09-22 13:13

    He is one of the rotten potatoe in a bag, Not all Anc members are corrupt. I think decisive action should be taken before is too late.Tables should turn.

  • Michelle - 2011-09-22 13:17

    What's new!!

  • Bullet - 2011-09-22 13:19

    You know whats scary here is that this thief is a lieutenant general and how the hell is someone who is a constable supposed to uphold the law when the head does not have any respect for it. I can only shake my there no secret organisation that can remove these rogues from our beautiful land, just asking??

  • sabc10 - 2011-09-22 13:19

    South Africa.Its a man(woman)-made hell on earth....bestiality,fornication,crass materialism,paedophilia,honeymoon hits,cougar moms,self murder (ala kebble),nepotism,neo racists,bigots,hubbly bubbly addicts,wife rage, child rage,fascists,hypocrites,...etc... can just imagine what the next generation of south africans are going to be like.

  • Rudi Kay - 2011-09-22 13:19

    And the excuses! Another top brass who, although grossly overpaid, needs to steal more. The ANC thieving monster strikes again!

  • Sharkie - 2011-09-22 13:19

    Bwahahahahahahahahahaha! convert operatives!! bwahahahahahaha at MI6 HQ..... now Bond we have a new assignment for you.... It appears the South African government are appointing a large number of new spies...and we need to know why!

  • Given - 2011-09-22 13:21

    the judgement goes like " your expeled ,suspension for five years ,however, your fellow comrades will make you a millionare through tender deals"

  • IQ - 2011-09-22 13:22

    Crime Intelligence boss!!! Jip so pleeg hulle almal die "affirmative shopping" crime!

  • mickh - 2011-09-22 13:22

    We are not surprised. It starts at the very top and goes all the way down. As a taxpayer I am thoroughly peed off.

  • Lonewolfman - 2011-09-22 13:23

    So what is new just another ANC official taking his share of our tax money, dont know if to cry or just laugh it of again and again and again....

  • Alan - 2011-09-22 13:24

    It's never-ending. These buggers are making the Nats look squeeky clean.

  • AndV - 2011-09-22 13:24

    The arrogance of this fella (and his kind) is just amazing. I think he is supposed to be a learnerd person, but what a disgrace to humanity. Let him have it pls!

  • wateva - 2011-09-22 13:26

    Another prime example of how NOT to lead SA. Mdluli was released on a warning and his case postponed to December 14 - now thats REALLY gonna help!

  • Fedup - 2011-09-22 13:32

    Didn't expect anything else from the ANC did we??? Corrupt all of them

  • Taflingo - 2011-09-22 13:35

    This Government does not have control - it's failing the Citizens , but then the same citizens voted them into power and voted again to keep them in power . They can't deal with Juju and the ANCYL , they can't deal with corruption, can't deliver houses, can't deliver on anything , but they can deliver corrupt posts filled by corrupt officials. What happened to Zuma's job creation plan ? For all I know , SA will have lost 1 million jobs by next year June .

      KarooOstrich - 2011-09-22 13:57

      They couln't even organise a booze-up in a brewery. Toally useless Bunch of bloddy morons.

  • DarwinEvolution - 2011-09-22 13:36

    Why is it all ways

  • Wayne G - 2011-09-22 13:37

    Oh that SUCKS. Not even our Crime Intelligence boss can commit crime intelligently!

      KarooOstrich - 2011-09-22 13:58

      Yea plenty of crime + no intelligence.

  • Menno - 2011-09-22 13:39

    Is he on paid leave ?????????

      KarooOstrich - 2011-09-22 13:59

      Obviously! What else? We know how things work in this country.

  • Robbie - 2011-09-22 13:41

    Our government is a soapy.....

      KarooOstrich - 2011-09-22 13:50

      No our govt. is NOT a soapy. A soapy is used for entertainment. This crap is anything BUT entertaining. It's a bloody serious business. It's a bloody disgrace. These thieving, useless morons are going to bankrupt the country. Time for a change in government. New government long overdue.

  • Menno - 2011-09-22 13:43

    Biggest problem most of these people are uneducated

      KarooOstrich - 2011-09-22 13:54

      One does not have to be well educated to be honest + to have integrity. I know some uneducated people who are honest. No that's no excuse at all. Hulle is maar net plein blerrie SLEG. Klomp misdadigers, dis al.