Police mum on 'destroyed evidence'

2012-01-25 15:42

Johannesburg - Police have declined to comment on claims that evidence on crime and drug syndicates was destroyed after its former crime intelligence chief was arrested last year.

"We do not give out information on crime intelligence," McIntosh Polela, spokesperson for specialist police unit the Hawks, said on Wednesday.

"Operations on crime intelligence are not shared with the public," he said.

The New Age reported that it was believed the "purge" of the crime intelligence division in November was partly the result of an internal political struggle.

This reportedly led to the destruction of evidence of links between politicians and crime bosses.

The publication reported this happened after Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli was arrested for murder last year.

Mdluli was arrested in connection with the murder of Oupa Ramogibe in an alleged love triangle.

  • Hugh - 2012-01-25 15:45

    does this come as a supprise?

      procold2 - 2012-01-25 15:56

      na, you shi##ing me can't be, not in SAP

      Willie - 2012-01-25 16:37

      Poor rookies are working hard whereas top brass do as they wish

      Spyker - 2012-01-25 18:12

      Not at all Hugh.., but the hug-e (sorry for the pun) fat fetid stink-bomb it that it is the much vaunted NEW AGE that is carrying the story. What is going one here..? How can the Gupta's (and so Zuma) gain from this..? Something smell fishy here - mostly it is the fish rotting from the head, but so it may well be the NEW AGE MAFIA gone rotten...

      Celtis - 2012-01-25 18:18

      They only look at evidence documented on the back of R500 notes – and keep those for economic circulation.

  • Leon - 2012-01-25 15:50

    You scratch my back,and i will....?

  • StarStruck - 2012-01-25 15:50

    They don't serve the people. They rob the people, we all know that.

  • Zoolie - 2012-01-25 15:55

    Again everything gets lost, i want to know where the lost and found bin is. Then i can make millions of bribes :)

  • Ben - 2012-01-25 15:56

    The proposed information bill should solve most of these niggling unpleasantries.

      japie.du.bruyn - 2012-01-25 16:01

      You mean "The Secrecy Bill"

      Juan - 2012-01-25 16:36

      Then the corruption can continue without any fear, favour or hinderence. Lovely....

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2012-01-25 15:58

    I am surprised they actually had evidence to destroy.

  • Larry - 2012-01-25 16:00

    Whats the difference between the ANC politicians and the Crime Boss'? I understand them to be one and the same.

      Fred - 2012-01-25 16:28

      The difference? The crime boss has to work for his money.

  • Josh - 2012-01-25 16:00

    This country has no clue as t the extent of how criminal and deplorable this government is. We have become so read to simply move on to the next horrible thing. This needs to stop. The ANC are destroying our country. They do not posses the ability to turn away from anything that has a shimmer.

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-01-25 16:00

    Do I need to say more. The ruling party is CORRUPT, CORRUPT, CORRUPT!!!!.Let us hope that the people of South Africa realise that one of the ways to avoid this is to enforce an equally strong opposition party in the next elections, to keep the checks and balances in place.Forget the past,thats history,stop these corrupt morons from plundering what little is left.

  • CarlS - 2012-01-25 16:02

    "Operations on crime intelligence are not shared with the public". Sharing said information with criminals is however common practice.

  • Mary-Lou - 2012-01-25 16:05

    So having read the new age article it would appear thus: Dramat + Petros = ANC cadres with no police knowledge and who have to protect their buds. Dramat brings Viljoen (his lapdog) to PTA to assist in destroying the evidence. All the pieces fit.

      Heiku - 2012-01-25 16:11

      Why would you read the new age? Just out of interest.

  • paullombard17 - 2012-01-25 16:07

    "Bloody Agents"!!!

      Teboho - 2012-01-25 18:06

      it is a revolutionary article.........

  • Mike - 2012-01-25 16:21

    Here we go again this country is in a mess

  • william - 2012-01-25 16:46

    What futur is there for those that believe in this country and it's so called democratic government? are we not just wasting our time trying to keep harmany and peace in this lost country of our birth?

  • Francois - 2012-01-25 16:53

    Mdluli is a lucky man- if the evidence was not destroyed his attourneys would send him to hospital to join Selebe. After all not too bad, since it only takes a few months of acting before he can work on his golf handicap again.

  • eric.vanvuuren - 2012-01-25 16:54

    Mandatory Life sentences should be given to anyone involved in this. Even, if you are the minister of sport or the president or a criminal with a police hat. They have no excuse for selling us out to the wolves. The shameful name of the SAP is beyond any fixing by the ones who look the other way. Or better take them out and shoot them like so much rubbish. There is cause for a real revolution in this country.

  • braamc - 2012-01-25 16:59


  • mike.clery - 2012-01-25 17:51

    "..led to the destruction of evidence of links between politicians and crime bosses .. this happened after Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli was arrested for murder last year." I wouldn't be so sure it was destroyed. Nice bargaining chip for him.

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