Police deny knowledge of plot to oust Zuma

2011-04-14 14:19

Johannesburg - Police have no knowledge of the veracity and sale of an intelligence report alleging that ANC members were behind a plot to oust President Jacob Zuma, they said on Thursday.

It was reported on Thursday that the document had been faked by spies, then sold by them for R200 000 before it was passed on to suspended crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli.

Information contained in this document formed part of the classified Ntlemeza report which was presented in Mdluli's bail hearing in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court last week.

Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela said: "We don't know anything about it," referring to the claim that the document was a fake and had been sold.

"We always said it didn't originate from crime intelligence, so we are not surprised at all," he said.

The court hearing Mdluli's bail application was told that, according to the Ntlemeza report, junior intelligence members were spying on Mdluli and trying to derail his promotion.

He presented a letter to the court in which he asked President Jacob Zuma to intervene, claiming that those spies were aligned to former president Thabo Mbeki.

Mdluli and three others face charges of, among others, murder and defeating the ends of justice pertaining to an alleged love-triangle murder committed 12 years ago.

It is not clear if Mdluli, who is in custody pending the outcome of the bail hearing, paid for the purportedly fake 22-page document.


The SA Police Service (SAPS) distanced itself from the document on Wednesday.

It did not have a political agenda and its role was to fight crime, it said.

Deputy national commissioner Lieutenant-General Godfrey Lebeya said: "The work of the SAPS is underpinned by such a rigorous system of checks and balances that this document would not have passed even a single of the many verification tests that documents of its nature have to go through in order for them to be entered into the organisation's official register."

Also on Wednesday, Polela said that the document, titled 'Ground Coverage Intelligence Report - Alleged Corruption and Related Activities KwaZulu-Natal', had no status in the police department and had never been registered with any of its units for any purpose.

"The SAPS would like to record the fact that it neither commissioned nor compiled the document," he said amid claims that it had emanated from an investigation into national police commissioner General Bheki Cele."

The Sunday Independent reported that Cele had switched allegiance from Zuma, who was his long-time ally, to Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale.

It reported that others named in the report included ANC Youth League president Julius Malema, ANC treasurer-general Mathews Phosa, ANC national executive committee members Fikile Mbalula, Jeff Radebe, Tony Yengeni, Cassel Mathale and David Mabuza.

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  • paulf - 2011-04-14 14:49

    Normally if they deny anything, it is genuine. Watch this space very carefully!!!! Zuma will be voted OUT!!!

      paulf - 2011-04-14 14:51

      There are plenty of Back Stabers in the ANC and it is all for Power to Steal!!!!

      CheekySod - 2011-04-14 15:31

      Plausible Deni-ability..........

      G.du Plessis - 2011-04-14 15:35

      I would rather Tokyo as President than Jacob...

      Meanleader - 2011-04-14 16:54

      I agree Paulf ... all these black stabbers want is money and power !

  • RobinHood - 2011-04-14 14:49

    Whao - I am relieved now! SA's finest have no knowledge - and they cannot even find the correct house to raid

  • Motho - 2011-04-14 14:50

    What is new about ANC?

  • Meanleader - 2011-04-14 15:11

    Hmmmm... It wasn't me ! We hear that all the time ..... denials !!!! Anyway , my pet Tazmanian Devil would do a better job than Zuma .

  • Charlton10 - 2011-04-14 15:28

    Jackie Selebi once said, THESE HANDS ARE CLEAN. well? is he in jail or hospital?

  • Skepties - 2011-04-14 16:05

    (A)nother (N)asty (C)o-incidence!

  • No8 - 2011-04-14 16:18

    Is'nt it how they came to power? No wonder they are so paranoic.

  • No8 - 2011-04-14 16:18

    Is'nt it how they came to power? No wonder they are so paranoic.

  • 50something - 2011-04-14 16:32

    Waar daar 'n rokie is, is daar 'n vuurtjie. I'll watch my back is I was Zuma

  • Meanleader - 2011-04-14 16:42

    Yeah , we all believe the police , the media is just PARANOIC !

  • Palian - 2011-04-15 09:25

    OMG LOL!!! PRICELESS look at Chinyemba Shushu Says: April 12th, 2011 at 6:35 pm This article is filled with many errors about Zimbabwe. There is no more hyper inflation in Zimbabwe. There hasn't been for at least two years! The downturn of Zimbabwe's economy coincides with the introduction of financial sanctions placed on the nation. The country is barred from access to credit lines and key government entities & state owned companies are also placed under financial sanctions. Chinese businesses are totally exempt from affirmative action. The government is mainly targeting companies from western nations that support and maintain the illegal economic embargo on Zimbabwe (US,UK,Australia,Canada,New Zealand and some EU countries). To say that "Mugabe is decidedly nervous about the future" is pure nonsense. The author of this article needs to know that Robert Mugabe has significant support in Zimbabwe. His popular policies regarding Zimbabwe's historic Land Reform and economic empowerment are widely supported by the vast majority -if not all- of black Zimbabweans. His supporters want an election as soon as NOW! It's the western backed MDC party that doesn't want any elections this year. This party is broke,Wikileaks revelations haven't helped,corruption is rife in the party plus the leader is now seen as a western puppet by his own supporters. jacques Says: April 15th, 2011 at 12:08 am In response Chinyemba Shushu: I live in Cape Town, South Africa, We are Zimbabwe's neighboring country to the south. I suppose you know this, Chinyemba, at least because you must surely be missing your country's able bodied people aged between 18 and 50. If your country is so 'stable' and uncle Bob-boon so popular, explain then please to the intelligent readers on this open forum why South Africa hosts 5 million Zimbabwean financial/political refugees? So my guess (just a guess mind you) is that no, not all Zimbabweans support your beloved uncle Bob-boon. Most certainly NOT his 'historic Land Reform and economic empowerment' policies, surely? Least of all your current economy which is a sad sad joke. One may as well use your Zim Dollar currency to wipe your backside because ZIM$ 100 000 000 gets you a wheelbarrow full of lovely printed paper notes BUT BUYS ONLY 6 F*****G TOILET PAPER ROLLS!! But hey, your mind is made up so i won't confuse you any further with the facts. Perhaps the MDC opposition party is broke, BUT YOUR ENTIRE COUNTRY IS BANKRUPT! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! You Buffoon!! Anyway, back to the Chink/Weakest Link connection. Your people are gearing up to attack South Africa with Chinese military weapons, manpower and logistical support. There is huge racial tension being fanned by a groups of hardline communist 'leaders' in SA as I write here. They are hoping to instigate a race war in South Africa as a pretext for the brave Zimbabwean army to 'liberate' the 'oppressed' black man in South Africa, regardless of the fact that the black man was liberated here in 1994 when the majority African Circus Party (a.k.a ANC) was handed power. Logon to for advice regarding the current enticements. However, some clever people here knows of the attack plan in its entire modus operandi and made our own plans in '91 already in preemption of current events. Our then government voluntarily declared and dismantled our 6 nuclear bombs (a 7th was in production) in 1991, just before we handed over power to the current 'ruling' ANC (African National Circus) party due to international pressure via embargoes and sanctions against SA. But what we DIDN'T do was declare and dismantle 160 (+/-) smaller, tactical nuclear devices and saved it for a rainy day. And no, the ANC is NOT in control of our 'little stockpile'. So beat your drums, your chests or whatever Boons do best (not much besides hacking unarmed civilian villagers with machetes - Rwanda, Darfur, Kenya, Uganda,Rhodesia, South Africa, Congo, Liberia etc etc et al ad nauseum) but please also bash yourself awake because unless you have sunblock factor 20 000 000 and love mushrooms, you and the Chinese are going to have a seriously bad time. Have a nice day now and take care.

  • Virginia - 2011-04-15 13:24

    You lot cannot even come to terms with each other, how will you ever reconcile with the intellegent people of this nation, the women in this country, have more intellegence then these men. I think sometimes their mothers must be very disapointed in their behavour always fighting for power and who is going take what. Go back in history and read about the rivalry amongst our ethnic people, the different groups will never ever work together.

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