Mdluli hearing delayed for 'logistics'

2012-07-03 12:35

Johannesburg - The police disciplinary hearing of suspended former crime intelligence boss Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli has been indefinitely postponed, The New Age reported on Tuesday.

The hearing was supposed to start on Monday at police headquarters in Pretoria.

Mdluli's attorney Ike Motloung told the newspaper the matter had been postponed for logistical reasons.

"The state has brought in outside senior counsel to handle the hearing," he said.

Motloung said he was busy applying for state funding for Mdluli's counsel in the disciplinary hearing.

National police spokesperson Brigadier Lindela Mashigo declined to comment on the hearing, the newspaper reported.

Mdluli was initially suspended amid charges of fraud and corruption and charges relating to the murder of his ex-lover's husband.

However, the charges were all later withdrawn and he was reinstated. He was then moved to another division before being suspended for a second time.

The Labour Court lifted the suspension on June 1, but less than 24-hours later the decision was overturned by the same court.

Five days later, Freedom Under Law was granted an urgent interim interdict preventing Mdluli from performing any duties as a police official, pending an application to reinstate criminal and disciplinary charges against him. Mdluli has applied for leave to appeal.

  • Michaele - 2012-07-03 12:40

    Here comes a cover up!!!!!

      mundu.olewega - 2012-07-03 14:31

      And suspension on full pay.

  • Nicolaas - 2012-07-03 12:52

    What logistical reasons your idiot??? You means that the evidence has not been destroyed yet? Why are you applying for state funding if this rubbish has already abused state funds, my tax money for himself!!! I am sick and tired of "funding" these bastards and I am telling you to get on with the case or you and him will face the consequences your rubbish. Your so called laywers should stop seeing the taxpayers as ATMS whereby you can make millions by defending bthese corrupt criminal bastards! - 2012-07-03 12:59

      @nicolaas.baker, I was going to say something similar but perhaps less direct. No need, you've said it the way I and thousands of other feel. How long have the parties involved had, to prepare for this? "Logistical reasons"???? How stupid do these people think we are? If the man is found guilty, maybe his lawyers should serve the sentence with him!! Did anybody ask me if I was prepared to pay for Mdluli's defense?

      Rob.Trianglem - 2012-07-03 13:16

      Nicolaas, with taxpayers money you can afford the best lawyers and you dont have to worry how long it takes as you are still being paid. What a lekker F@@king life!!

      Walter - 2012-07-03 14:54

      As Aicia points out, "postponed for logistical reasons" makes no sense whatsoever and is a mere ploy to try to "impress" the public and try to "explain" why his case has failed to start. The explanation means nothing and doesn't explain anything whatsoever. I agree with all the anger and sarcasm expressed by all. Book him and get on with it! The tax payer is sick and tired of this nonsense.

  • sisie.indola - 2012-07-03 12:56

    Hasn't paid his lawyers yet?

      Lacrimose - 2012-07-03 19:27

      Hasn't intimidated enough witnesses yet

  • whyeti - 2012-07-03 12:57

    Please explain why this man should have state funding? Once again taxpayer money will be spent to defend corrupt officials. I as a pensioner and still paying tax find this to be unacceptable. No relief is forthcoming to me in any form and have had to tighten my belt but these people live in the lap of luxury and then still apply for state funds. No joke !!

  • sean.murphy.165 - 2012-07-03 12:58

    Seems Zuma is still doing all he can to help his buddy out of trouble.

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-07-03 13:13

    Logistics? In law? What a load of garbage. Maybe they couldn't locate a ship, railway or trucks big enough to transport the massive load of BULL.

      Lacrimose - 2012-07-03 19:29

      Well that 'Friday fiasco' (filing, counter-filing, wrong address, re-instated, over-turned two days later) was a neat bit of logistics, so who knows what loophole they're burrowing into now

  • Gavin - 2012-07-03 13:21

    eish the room is not big enough for all the lies..

  • Alan - 2012-07-03 13:29

    It's OK don"t worry. Leave him suspended on full pay for a few years. It is the "Culcha". Sick!

  • erich.goosen - 2012-07-03 13:34

    Logistical reasons? We will soon learn the new meaning of this phrase.

  • jurgen.eksteen - 2012-07-03 14:00

    Logistical reasons mean that the pre- and post-hearing snacks and alcohol did not arrive in time.

  • pieriewaaier.zooms - 2012-07-03 14:14

    What logistical reasons warrant an 'indefinite' postponement, for crying out loud? Logistical problems can be fixed very quickly usually unless of course there is an unwillingness to fix them. Which I suspect is the case, as in cover up! In the meantime this idiot continues to draw his monthly salary for a position to which he was appointed unlawfully by Zuma and has the audacity to apply for state funding to cover his legal expenses! What a fricken shame! Will he have to pay it back if he loses the case? And the new SAPS Commissioner refuses to comment! She, tenuous as her appointment is, should have expected public outrage and prepared at least a statement to manage it in anticipation. But not the case! She didn't think ahead and feels secure in fostering the cover up because she's got Zuma on her side for starters and most likely is acting on instructions from Zuma & Mathethwa! The latter will also not comment offering as excuse that 'it is a SAPS operational matter'. Garbage! The whole lot of them incl the Commissioner is corrupt & useless and so deeply into it that they just cannot act sensibly because it just doesn't come naturally to them. She said on her appointment 'please give me a chance'. Well, that opportunity has just come and gone and she has nothing to show for it! Sickening!

      Nicolaas - 2012-07-03 17:40

      @Pieriewaaier, correct, she is only thinking about zoomers head and by thus a do not refer to the shower shape one on his shoulders. I guess she has been speared couple of times by now since her appointment?

  • AyGeewils - 2012-07-03 14:24

    Disgusting waste - but time will show that what they put in the ground will rise up to be their own master - it cannot last.

  • ana.curcic - 2012-07-03 14:34

    I thought the CIRCUS left the town.

  • kmaruma - 2012-07-03 14:37

    Another cover up

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      Sharon - 2012-07-03 17:57

      i agree 100%

  • ro.jhb.1 - 2012-07-03 17:40

    STOP PAYING TAX - you are funding a corrupt regime

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