Mdluli must explain R150k home upgrade

2012-06-17 14:40

Johannesburg - Suspended crime intelligence head lieutenant-general Richard Mdluli will have to explain why R150 000 of police funds was used to upgrade security at his house when he appears before a disciplinary hearing in July, the City Press reported on Sunday.

The ten charges Mdluli faces were revealed in court papers filed by former acting police chief Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi in the Johannesburg Labour Court this week.

The charges against him relate to his alleged abuse of a crime intelligence "slush fund", that he misled investigations into 250 covert appointments of crime intelligence operatives, and appointed family members and friends to police positions.

The charge sheet states that Mdluli allegedly spent R150 209 on security upgrades at his Boksburg home, authorised air travel for his wife and children to the value of R84 199, and spent R46 809 on a business class ticket for his wife.

Mdluli remains suspended from the police service pending various court actions.

The Labour Court case in which Mdluli is challenging his suspension is due to be heard this week.

Last year, Mdluli faced fraud and corruption charges for the misuse of the fund, and faced a murder charge for the death of his former lover's husband. The charges led to his initial suspension. This year, all the charges were withdrawn and Mdluli was reinstated in March. This was widely criticised by, among others, the Democratic Alliance and lobby group Freedom Under Law. Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa later moved him to a different division but Mkhwanazi opted to suspend him.

The suspension was lifted by the Labour Court on June 1 but subsequently overturned by the same court.

  • bennie.kruger.5 - 2012-06-17 14:49

    em , ah , eish it was da gift um ah !!

      Squeegee - 2012-06-17 15:09

      Generaal, generaal, jy gaan maar moet betaal...

      rbphiri - 2012-06-17 16:32

      Eeeh, tjo, eish, i did eat the money baas! eish

      goyougoodthing - 2012-06-17 16:53

      I can explain it... it's called fraud. He should be in jail... but none of them ever end up there. - 2012-06-17 23:44

  • Pieriewaaier - 2012-06-17 14:52

    Good. And the new Police Commissioner will be closely watched while this drama unfolds in court. But let's not forget Mthethwa's R200 000 to his house also from the slush fund. He must not be allowed to get scot free; he must be held accountable!

  • Active - 2012-06-17 14:56

    Open a case of theft, he stole the money from the tax payer.

  • brent.goldwyer - 2012-06-17 14:58

    Eish ............if Mugabe can...............

  • Nicholas - 2012-06-17 14:59

    It sounds as if this is one of many many things he has to explain... - 2012-06-17 15:18

      The reckoning time has arrived. It will be interesting to see how he attempts to wriggle out of this one.

  • Sekwati - 2012-06-17 15:06

    Lieutenant-General? come on government...what an insult to look what happened,the guy thought this 'General' tittle was a ticket 2 do as he wishes...we pay tax to sponser your wife's travel expenditure...hmmm how nice..

  • markhams.hudivhannyimudanamafhungo - 2012-06-17 15:12

    at least this guy spend money to his wifey...should he go alne to some of the busness trip, he might hv died now.\r\n\r\nI dont c a reason y he should not hire his cousin if he does qualify or meet the requirements. Leave this guy aln unles he killed sum1.

      Clinton Bowden - 2012-06-17 15:21

      Pieriewaaier - 2012-06-17 15:25

      BUT let's not forget, he buys his counsins (Plural!) top of the range BMW's too while the cousins have never worked in any secret service environment before!It's well known that his cousins and family members paid by the slush fund did not do any work of value for the secret service - they were just milking it thinking that they and he, Mdluli, could get away with it. Shameful!

      Sekwati - 2012-06-17 15:25

      there are speculations about a possible murder he might have commited so leaving him alone is not an option for now....he's been given a chance to explain...he must do so

      placebo.effect - 2012-06-17 15:32

      Sigh you seem to be intellectually challenged. You commit a crime you do the time. Don't come here with your African tendencies.

  • jwarha.balakisa - 2012-06-17 15:20

    anyone who uses taxpayers money must explain.

  • phosa.peter2 - 2012-06-17 15:20

    Facing internal dc?why not facing criminal charge just like every1..pls help me i fail to understand here how things work in goverment.

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-06-17 15:45

    They just proved the other day that Albert Einstein was correct when he said that nothing is faster than the speed of light. Well They were wrong. Have you seen how fast Mdluli goes through the police slush fund????

  • Joseph - 2012-06-17 15:55

    The Government employs individuals and compensate them for their duties but these same put their hands deep into the peoples contribution to run the country.Isnt it time the State sentence such people to long term in prison for their criminal behaviour.What is surprising is that most of these criminals are not qualified to be in such positions.

  • TawwaTienie - 2012-06-17 16:37

    Flippet. Ek soek ook so R150000 om my huis op te knap!!!

  • patricia.wood.7140 - 2012-06-17 16:38

    Watch this space-for more to come, it's not over yet!

  • Sherry Graham - 2012-06-17 16:38

    Why doesn't this shock me. It should. But we have become so accustomed to this type of behaviour. The law should apply to all and perhaps, and we should perhaps be harsher on government officials. They elected to serve are the caretakers of this nation. They know (or should) all the consequences and repercussions of their elicit activities better than anyone. That's why I wholeheartedly believe that you only value and appreciate anything if you have earned it.

  • Jack - 2012-06-17 16:45

    Did he replace the straw with a zinc roof on his mud hut?

  • braamc - 2012-06-17 16:55

    The thieving ANC filth

  • TheVern69 - 2012-06-17 17:11

    Ag,he'll go to court,be proven guilty and sentenced then fake terminal illness and get probation. Its nice the ANC my bru!!

  • Lacrimose - 2012-06-17 18:19

    Easy to explain - R140 000 for the wall, R10 000 for the industrial-sized (fully-imported) shredder.

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-06-17 19:16

    I'm just so tired of this corruption.......

  • elkita.robbertse - 2012-06-17 21:14

    People,it is really time now to get the ANC out and away.They are bringing this country down with speed.

      Shellerjc - 2012-06-18 15:06

      If only. they will keep voting for ANC - WHY? 'cos the ANC makes all these FANTASTIC promises just before elction and none of them see the big picture, as they love ramming their heads into walls over & over. As I always say - Stupid is as Stupid does.

  • bongeka.magwaza - 2012-06-17 22:10

    Cry my beloved country.I think we've had too many corrupt government officials and still no solution to end this corruption business.The problem is somobody gets caught and he/she is suspended will full pay and the investigation takes months or even years to complete while the culprirt enjoys all the benefits at the tax payers' expense.We can't have the same problem year in year out every year.Culprits now know what the government is going to do and every step the governmrnt takes the culprit doesn't lose anything.They're either moved to other departments or given a large hand shake.So do you think we will ever win this corruption fight?NOOOOOOOOOOO,Not under these conditions. My suggestion is if somebody is suspected of corruption and the suspicions are too strong then suspend him/her without pay.Let the law takes it's cause.If they lose then they don't get a cent,instead they have to pay all the monies they've stolen.If they win the case then the governmrnt can always reimberse them.In that way the government can save thousands to millions of rands.This buddy,buddy game they're playing is taking this country down to the real Banana republic.

  • jones.mkandawire - 2012-06-17 23:35

    Too many courts of laws.Which one then of your judgements ? Let real judges do their rightful jobs otherwise just shut up and smoke whatever you smoke

  • Seperate - 2012-06-18 14:07

    here we go again

  • Shellerjc - 2012-06-18 14:59

    lekker old gravy train they were all taught by Mugabe, hoe to steal from your fellowman

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