Mdluli removed as crime intelligence boss

2012-05-09 14:24

Cape Town - Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli has been removed as crime intelligence boss, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced in Parliament on Wednesday.

Mdluli would be shifted to another division that will be decided on by police management.

Mthethwa said he had noted the "recent utterances, public discussions, and at times misrepresentation and misunderstanding" of police processes by some in society, particularly in relation to the crucial crime intelligence division.

Mthethwa had, in consultation with the acting national commissioner, decided that Mdluli should be shifted from his current position "with effect today" [Wednesday], as the head of crime intelligence and moved to another division, as determined by the Mkhwanazi.

Mdluli had been informed of the decision and had pledged his support to the process.

  • Peter - 2012-05-09 14:30

    Thats your solution to everything! Stop trying to sweep the problem away ANC!!! You Just try and divert attention and never solve issues

      John - 2012-05-09 14:49

      Come on Peter we will take any people power victory the guy is no longer head of intelligence thats a good thing dont you think, lets fight the battle one step at a time we could be in Russia or better still Zim......

      David - 2012-05-09 14:52

      Put Selebi, Cele and Mdluli all in one jail cell at Sun City.. they will probably form their own jail gang,, number 15 gang..LOL

      Peter - 2012-05-09 15:01

      @John im surprised we arent in Zim yet... but i guess your right

      Erna - 2012-05-09 15:06

      Be thankful for small mercies - we don't get many of them. The next one to be "shifted" (hopefully) is Simelane.

  • Gregory - 2012-05-09 14:31

    Obviously with better perks and higher salary.

      Sean - 2012-05-09 14:51

      yip , lol !

  • Dave - 2012-05-09 14:32

    People power is definitely on the rise here

      Peter - 2012-05-09 15:14

      People power is definitely making an impact, Bheki Cele, Menzi simelane, Richard Mdlhuli, the late Shiceka, who is next.

  • Martin - 2012-05-09 14:33

    do the hawks still need that pricks permission to tap his own phone? can he be investigated again now? i doubt it, so the transfer is therefore meaningless...

  • dee.shabalala - 2012-05-09 14:34

    No no no no he must be removed from all spheres of government, answer for his crimes and sentenced to jail for a scum that he is..............this guy is corrupt as daylight and is a thug..

      Dee - 2012-05-09 14:46

      Indeed ... let's hope he is moved - TO A PRISON CELL!

      Martin - 2012-05-09 14:55

      agreed, transfer him to robben island, but let the tourists come to gloat

  • dewald.galjaard - 2012-05-09 14:36

    This could also mean he's being promoted.

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-05-09 14:37

    And the people have spoken. Nuff said.

  • Bryan - 2012-05-09 14:40

    Removing him from a position of immense power and influence is all fair and well but the problem is that removing him from all circles of so-called governance is nigh impossible because in my opinion, he has bucket loads of dirt on people higher up the pecking order.... Rather large golden handshake on it's way me thinks!!!

  • Phumi - 2012-05-09 14:41

    If there is anyone in this country who deserves to be our police commissioner or minster in this country is Richard Mdluli. Not only is he competent by excelling in every position he held in the past thirty years of his police career but he served his country without fear or favour. Where this personal hatred that is directed to a man who has served his country well under apartheid and democratic governmetn is mind boggling? There only crime Mdluli did was doing his job of warning the president of a coup by those with narrow political interests! Mdluli is not guilty of any crime and our court of law have proved that beyond any reasonable doubt! The only people who have persecuted him on a kangaroo court of public opinion is the DA and its spokesperson our reactionary and white owned media! Every attempt that is made by the democratic government of the day to take us forward is being hijacked and undermined by these reactionary forces! We should be carefull of reversing the gains we made in Polokwane by giving into the demand of these neo-liberals!

      Themba - 2012-05-09 14:45

      Then why did his boss remove him? He is a skelm, and we cannot have a skelm watching over other skelms, finish en klaar

      Peter - 2012-05-09 14:46

      Wow you are completely disillusioned... Wait Is that you Mr. Mdluli? Why did you steal tax payers money and appoint your family members as undercover operatives?

      Chris - 2012-05-09 14:49

      Agh no - not one of those standard ANC "innocent until proven guilty" again. "They" suppressed all the evidence - but thanks to the freedom still visible in the media the flood gates have opened!!

      dee.shabalala - 2012-05-09 14:52

      My Sister look at my surname, once you have done that I challenge you to read, yes MG investigation wing, read about the reports that were written by his colleagues on how he chowed the money, unless if you only writing this to keep coming back and chuckling on the responses......

      Maredi - 2012-05-09 14:53

      go away Phumi, you sound deranged. Have you been awarded atender or a position in government recently. You sound more like someone who knows how to lick @$$

      Piet - 2012-05-09 14:58

      Phumi have a blue smartie....

      Dave - 2012-05-09 15:03

      I think your meds have expired

      Erna - 2012-05-09 15:08

      Where have you lived the last couple of weeks and months? Obviously not in South Africa. Talk about support regardless of factual evidence against Mduli. Do you just ignore that? The allegations are not just based on someone's imagination Phumi.

      Olebogeng - 2012-05-09 15:11

      U a one of Mdluli's girlfriends.

      Msika - 2012-05-09 15:11

      Phumi, are you trying to be sarcastic maybe?

      Deon - 2012-05-09 15:14

      To catch a thief/criminal use a thief/criminal is not the answer here.

  • Wimpie.Haefele - 2012-05-09 14:42

    Epic FAIL Zuma

  • Frank - 2012-05-09 14:42

    'Mdluli was informed today that they will be shifting him into another division' SOUTH AFRICA MEET YOUR NEW COMMISSIONER OF POLICE MR RICHARD MDLULI something tells me that this moron is going to be the new police chief!

      Dee - 2012-05-09 14:48

      Chief ... or Thief?

      watsongeorgejan - 2012-05-09 14:53

      God forbid !!!

  • watsongeorgejan - 2012-05-09 14:43

    About bloody time !. But what worries me is he'll be on special leave while awaiting his re-deployment and still earning thousands. Sometimes the more things change the more they stay the same.

  • Themba - 2012-05-09 14:43

    Power to the People!

      Maredi - 2012-05-09 14:55

      What people Themba? It's the media. Power to the media!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kwame.mahlaba - 2012-05-09 14:44

    Is this an sms? I happy bout the news but a good read would have done wonders.

  • Dennis - 2012-05-09 14:45

    Jacob must be pissed that his mates are making his name gat !!

      Themba - 2012-05-09 14:54

      His name is already "that"

  • Bear - 2012-05-09 14:45

    moving him isn't a solution... its like putting a band aid on cancer patient and telling him he is cured.

      rayno.grever - 2012-05-09 15:18

      Or having a delicious garlic shower

  • Burtfred - 2012-05-09 14:46

    Please don't just move him to another department. Fire him and prosecute him.

  • Deon - 2012-05-09 14:46

    He might fit better at correctional services as inmate.

  • Carolyn - 2012-05-09 14:47

    Well what took so long!!!!

  • Joseph - 2012-05-09 14:48

    Nathi it looks like u can only sweep the dirt but not clean the mess. What's tricky about this. Did you notice how many votes is this gonna cost the ANC. Is there anything else that you can do better. You have just dismally failed SA. Are you lacking judgement or scared ?

  • Christo - 2012-05-09 14:49

    Ya what do one have to do to be fired out of the police service, he already allegedly killed? We dont want rotten apples anymore.

  • Mduduzi - 2012-05-09 14:50

    Welcome da Commisioner of Police of South Africa

  • Mncedisi - 2012-05-09 14:50

    Mxm why can't he fire him rather than moving him. Honestly Mdluli got them by balls

      Martin - 2012-05-09 14:59

      yep, i think with the da investigating zuma and all that jazz, he popped back in the scene just at the right time with some pearls of corruption and more for our beloved showerhead

  • Glyn - 2012-05-09 14:51

    Moved?? Why?? Fired?? Yes!!

  • zaaristotle - 2012-05-09 14:52

    Moving him to another division is not the answer, you are simply moving the problem around. He needs to be suspended to minimise damage, answer to all charges against him (legally and otherwise), and dependant on the outcome he should be re-instated or removed, not simply moved around.

      Erna - 2012-05-09 15:10

      Hopefully this is not the end of the saga and someone will prosecute. Should be a little easier now.

  • Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-05-09 14:59

    The problem has been moved to another department.Its like moving a serial rapist to coach a netball team.

      Martin - 2012-05-09 15:24

      lol, nice one

  • mamello.makgana - 2012-05-09 15:00

    ok Honourable Minister we might as well shft all rogues with pending corruption charges to other departments and harvest the corruption and crime throughout the country..

  • Ian - 2012-05-09 15:04

    Yes. The old comrades' lateral-shift manoeuvre. Remove hom from public eye for a while and then try again...

  • Piet - 2012-05-09 15:05

    Richard Mdluli, the new Police Thief! Just wait for it!

  • Phumi - 2012-05-09 15:06

    It seems like our agenda in this country is being dictated by the neo-liberals and our rectionary press. We are so hell bent in pleasing at the expense of our people! Why are we sacrificing an honest man who wants to serve his country without fear or favour? Richard Mdluli has subjected himself to the laws of this country and came out clean. I can only conclude that the only reason why the media is obsessed with this man is their deep seated hatred and paranoia towards African leadership in particular and black. This is an attempt to make Jacob Zuma look like a fool who do not know what he is doing!

      Erna - 2012-05-09 15:12

      He has not come out clean. Just like our president, charges were withdrawn, dropped, even though there is evidence to the contrary.

      Ze Don - 2012-05-09 15:17

      Firstly, he hasn't been subjected to court proceedings due to political interference. So he isn't clean at all. Secondly, Zuma doesn't need anyone's help to look incompetent, he's doing a sterling job on that front all on his own. Thirdly, go see a professional for help with your persecution complex.

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-09 15:20

      Zuma is not incomponent, The President of our country is no fool, Ze don , you really are a ...............

      Ze Don - 2012-05-09 15:50

      Tamaranui what would you call a man that sleeps with a HIV positive woman and has a shower for protection afterwards? Or a man that can't manage his own finances and enters into a generally corrupt relationship to get cash? I wouldn't call him a genius, I call him a FOOL!

  • Paul - 2012-05-09 15:09

    He will be in charge of the E-toll system in Gauteng? hahaha You make a mess or under suspicion of irregularities and the government just move the rpoblem to another section!

  • Shabisto Jet Teddy - 2012-05-09 15:09

    Mr Mthethwa wat r u playing at , instead of showing rapist jail door u still keep him ur department so dat he can have access of killing,frauding and manipulating process again. Mdluli must just go , he is not encouraging us. Sorry richard south africa do not deserve you......

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-09 15:10

    Why? If he did what people say he did, he should be properly tried and, if found guilty, totally removed from any office. The money squandered should also then be reclaimed. The ANC is very adept at moving and postponing problem cases, in stead of solving them.

  • mike.clery - 2012-05-09 15:11

    Whew! He can be properly investigated now.....?

  • Phumza - 2012-05-09 15:11

    Happy now DA?? Shift your focus to deliver in Cape Town and Mid-Vaal.

      nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-05-09 15:21

      Now the DA can shift its focus to the next corrupt ANC cader, long list waiting to be investigate.

      Zama - 2012-05-09 19:31

      Phumza u heat the nail on the head,iam not sure what is wrong with ANC listening to DA where as in cape town they are conducting themselves as federal state,they are ruling from the grave,I was hoping this thing of yes baas is something of the past but I was wrong

  • Thoka - 2012-05-09 15:11

    to be a security quord at one of the police station since privates security guards contract is going to be terminated.

  • Richard - 2012-05-09 15:11

    I napologise if I am on the wrong track here. I have not been following this one too closely but maybe, just maybe, he was getting too close to something or someone.

  • ntunjab - 2012-05-09 15:12

    Mthethwa fool otherds not us :Shifting Mdluli from Crime Intelligence to another unit is like moving a paedophile teacher from Grade 1 to a higher grade.

  • Ben - 2012-05-09 15:14

    A sane move. However,'shifted to another division'? Was suspension not the correct move?

  • NrGx - 2012-05-09 15:18

    shifted to another position..? where...CEO of Sanral??

  • nokuthandwa - 2012-05-09 15:23

    was about to say "YAY" until I got to the "moved to another division"!

  • Hester - 2012-05-09 15:27

    NOOOOOOOOOOOO not "shifted?!?!?" to another department!!! He must be gone!!!!!

  • petr.valcik1 - 2012-05-09 15:38

    I just hope the new position isn't chief of police...

      Nicholus Loyd Chibi - 2012-05-09 16:56

      Zama - 2012-05-09 19:19

      Who cares

      Nicholus Loyd Chibi - 2012-05-09 20:49

  • streetdmq - 2012-05-09 15:45

    Is this another fear of defeat of ends of justice by Minister?

      Heini McCarthy - 2012-05-09 20:29


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  • tankiso.lenong - 2012-05-09 17:18

    I'm nt suprised or shocked by ths decision . Ths solution introduced instead of punishment had started after Mbeki's leadership . Y nt replacing MALEMA as youth president by doing hm spoke person of a.n.c ? Or ths only applies on ......'s followers ? MZANSI 4 SURE .

  • Kagiso - 2012-05-09 17:24

    The DA con't event manage they own corner, little Born free running riot in Cape Town....

      Zama - 2012-05-09 19:18

      DA wants to rule this country with courts and parliament,our beloved ANC is listening too much to these whites,they are ruling from the grave,this thing called DA can't manage vigilante and squatters fire In Cape towns

  • Nigel - 2012-05-09 18:10

    Maybe he'll get the top job instead

  • Alf - 2012-05-09 20:42

    It appears the ANC and Government have invented a new strategy for people in public office who do not quite fit the picture in the public opinion. The rules of the game are simple: Step 1 - Shifting - Move the perp out of the spotlight, but keep him around in case he can be moved back when the dust settles. Is still expected to do a job in exchange for payment with "perks and benefits". Step 2 - Suspension - Send the perp on an indefinite holiday with full pay and benefits. Step 3 - Dismissal - another defininition for getting a golden handshake and maybe still be in demand as a "consultant"! And that is how taxpayers' money is "distributed" among all those honorable cadres!

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