Sexwale's Mdluli affidavit stolen

2012-05-09 09:04

Johannesburg - An affidavit requesting a probe into crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli's alleged abuse of state resources was one of the documents stolen from a lawyer's Johannesburg home, according to a report on Wednesday.

The affidavit, written by Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale, was intended for Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, The Star reported.

In it Madonsela is asked to investigate an alleged plot by ANC leaders to unseat President Jacob Zuma.

"Mdluli occupies a very sensitive position in society and within the state," Sexwale reportedly states in the affidavit.

"An abuse of his position has serious implications for the country and citizens. It also constitutes a serious conflation of state and party."

Foul play

Muzi Sikhakhane's Northcliff house was broken into three weeks ago. At the time he said he suspected foul play.

"What they did is to open my drawers for documents, all my drawers in both my bedroom and my study. It's clear to me it's people who have not come to steal. They have come either to see me or do something to me. It's too early for me to know exactly in what direction that foul play is," Sikhakhane said.

Two cars and two television sets were stolen. The cars were later found abandoned in Mamelodi, near Pretoria.

Mdluli was reinstated in his position earlier this year after fraud, corruption and murder charges against him were dropped.

"There is a reasonable suspicion that Mdluli, in his capacity as head of crime intelligence, may continue to abuse his power since he has been reinstated back to his job after his suspension," Sexwale reportedly says said in the affidavit.

  • Bob - 2012-05-09 09:10

    How very convenient…SA style nogal

      Fred - 2012-05-09 09:34

      Strange that in this day and age that there are not copies of this affidavit in various places of safekeeping. With the corruption and blatant disregard of the law by the ruling party, together with "lost" affidavits and politically-sensitive cases being thrown out, surely the security of documentation is a priority, just in case the law would take its course.

      J-Man - 2012-05-09 09:52

      Yup...and probably no back-ups / copies ANYWHERE.....

      Kent - 2012-05-09 12:17

      Just ask Tokyo Sexwale, for another copy, from his PC.

      Gieljam - 2012-05-09 13:13

      The plot just thickens ,hope he has a copy ready available somewhere surely used and saved it on some computer ,He has been real quiet since he was boosting JM , and realized he was sitting on a dead donkey 'Wonder what is going to develop further if anything?

  • Wimpie.Haefele - 2012-05-09 09:11

    They continue to make a mockery out of our constitution.

      Bryan - 2012-05-09 09:34

      We are said to have one of the most liberal constitutions worldwide.. How then, is it open to such manipulation and skullduggery? Simple.., those who wrote the constitution are the very ones who are powerful enough to change it.. They are the very one's who use the loopholes in the constitution to their advantage. We are fast becoming the laughing stock of the international community due to blatant corruption and fraud of the highest order. It is time for the people of this country to make a stand against what is becoming a 'Mafia'style government who only have interest in en-riching themselves to the detremant of the working class and who will not allow anyone to stand in their way! Rise up people, make a noise and let us stop these thugs in their tracks before we find ourselves at a point of no return! Cry the beloved country.. Enough is enough..!!!

  • Martin - 2012-05-09 09:12

    cars dumped in pta, almost right back to police headquarters...funny that

  • Dale - 2012-05-09 09:13

    ha ha ha !!! Classic !

  • Gary - 2012-05-09 09:13

    The beginning of the end for South Africa I am afraid! We are destined to become a corrupt banana republic ruled by a mafia! And unfortunately, because most of the voters in this country are not clever enough, there is nothing the more enlightened tax payers of this country can do about it!! RIP SA

      Sam - 2012-05-09 11:21

      what do you mean? as far as I know the begining and birth of SA started in 1994

      Gary - 2012-05-09 11:57

      Yes you are right, we are only 28 years old and should be in the prime of our life. But alas, corruption, like cancer, can bring down even the young and the strong!

  • Nigel - 2012-05-09 09:14

    Sexwale may have a point, but he is not to be trusted either, they are all bunch of corrupt, power hungry, wolves in sheeps clothing, maybe thats why sheep follow them, they can't see the wolves from the sheep

      Msika - 2012-05-09 09:40

      You are damn right, all politicians can never be trusted. They all have one intention and that is "power and personal enrinchment". Madam Zille included.

      Arthur - 2012-05-09 09:53

      No, he is not right. He is a white fellow with limited intellect, I'd guess, lumping all ANC people in the same category because it is easy and convenient. There are good ANC politicians among the bad eggs, (with Zuma being the 'baddest' egg), who tarnish the image of the decent, hardworking people.

      Tshifhiwa - 2012-05-09 10:00

      @Nigel you are damn right the same goes to your very own Hellen Zile.

  • Johan - 2012-05-09 09:14

    This is some way a fight of survival by some one. And on who's authority was this Mdluli re-instated? May have missed that one but to me that is a big question. Who is hiding what? And who is threatened?

      Kent - 2012-05-09 13:37

      @ Johan. Zuma did the reinstatement

  • Greg - 2012-05-09 09:15

    What a coincidence, because we all know how interested burglars are in affidavits!!!

      Alan - 2012-05-09 09:24

      Absolutely - much more interesting than a TV. hmmmmmm

  • Peter - 2012-05-09 09:16

    Mdluli is like a bad dream for the country. He will definitely be Zuma's downfall

      Don.Tandy - 2012-05-09 09:56

      He will be the downfall of all of us - putting Mdluli in such a position of power is like putting Pavarotti in charge of the pies - set a thief to catch a thief, problem is he will ignore the biggest thieves of all - showerhead and his gangster cronies.

  • ESETHU_HASANE - 2012-05-09 09:17

    i smell rats...... LOL PLEASE UNSEAT Zuma who cares.... u unseated Mbeki

      Nigel - 2012-05-09 09:24

      yes, but changing the deck chairs on a sinking ship won't stop it from sinking, the ANC is sinking & taking SA with it, it doesn't matter who you replace Zuma with, the damage is done.

  • Dennis - 2012-05-09 09:21

    Who is Muzi Sikhakhane, what does he do for a living and why is he storing sensitive documents in his drawers at home ???

  • Johan - 2012-05-09 09:21

    Why does this not surprise me ?

  • Anakin - 2012-05-09 09:23

    It's so flippen predictable...when are they going to learn that all investigations of this nature should not be handled on paper, that anyone can just steal. It's the same old old story with SAPS dockets, just steal them or hide them in a safe somewhere and the problem goes away. Ever heard of centralized databases, with passwords for access to accounts, so that there is no paper work? Ever heard of scanning in documented evidence, and then accessing in court, from a CENTRAL secure database, so not even a laptop has any sensitive information on it (it just becomes a portable terminal with a USB stick). Carting paper ledgers and paper dockets around is very quickly becoming very old fashioned.

  • Andrew - 2012-05-09 09:23

    Look no further than Mdluli himself. Just shows how corrupt our police are. Chasing political goals and allowing crime to go rampant. Thanks to Zuma and his obsession to suuround himself with SAOS and intelligence to ensure his reelection and to avoid his fraud charges coming back to haunt him. Bloody criminals the whole lot are.

  • sika.ncamane - 2012-05-09 09:23

    Why have such important documents in your home? for every important document you should have a soft copy and a hard copy...people learn the hard way I tell you.

      Alan - 2012-05-09 10:05

      Yip - he should be held accountable for the loss and not having a backup.

      Abby - 2012-05-09 20:42

      Truly I agree, such confidential documents need a high voltage safe, not in your bedroom or my learned friend's office is his bedroom?

  • Vernon - 2012-05-09 09:26

    these corrupt anc politicians are like cockroaches...for every on you see ...there are ten hiding

  • Voltage.McShock - 2012-05-09 09:34

    with SA, you'll never go wrong. funny part is, they 'suspecting' foul play. if Muzi is still suspecting, when will it be declared as foul play? after they kill him?

  • Gert - 2012-05-09 09:35

    That affidavit must be worth a lot of money--Sexwale must just write a new one and get a better lawyer.

  • Msika - 2012-05-09 09:37

    Oh poor news24, this is old news mos. The Star had this story on their front page early this morning and you are only publishing it now?

      J-Man - 2012-05-09 09:53

      They need to do their "research" somehow... :/

  • Gregory - 2012-05-09 09:38

    It's obvious Mduli is a law unto himself. Steals plunder terrorizes whoever he feels like. His mafia style actions are so blatant , and Zuma will just smile and giggle at everything.

  • Piet - 2012-05-09 09:47

    La Xhosa Nostra.....

  • magomarele - 2012-05-09 09:48

    why do we have to live amidst brainless people like Mdluli mara yeh?

  • Michael - 2012-05-09 09:48

    Pres J. Zuma has reinstated Mdluli to help dig his political grave quicker. Once the grave is dug Mdluli will find out that he actually dug his own grave. JZ is nothing but a utter disgrace to SA. Sad to see how SA is being destroyed.

  • tobydt - 2012-05-09 10:14

    Lemme guess, the affidavit was stolen by a bunch of thugs with "stolen R5" rifles. Why do we keep getting these mafia dudes as our police chiefs?

  • Rob - 2012-05-09 10:25

    We seem to be drifting. no rushing, towards a situation where a change of political power will not/cannot be achieved peacefully. On the one hand you have people who act above the law and appear to be determined to hold onto power and privelege at all costs. At the same time there is a groundswell of dissatisfaction from faceless masses including youth.

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  • andrew.arde - 2012-05-09 11:22

    All of this sounds very much like the way Mugabe "handles" any threat to his position of power.

  • Garth - 2012-05-09 11:35

    how can we allow ourselves to be ruled by a bunch of thugs, we the people have the power, dont give it away, think before you vote our vote put them there, it can remove them, let us stop being moral cowards, lets fight back and let us make our voices heard. the whole lot are corrupt from the head down and we are living the facts.

  • georgebrightons - 2012-05-09 11:58

    Adv. Mpofu has warned the Anc that it will loose elections in 2019. The criminals have stolen affidavits in Adv. Sikhakhane's house. Get another affidavit and submit straight to the Public Protector. This crime is getting out of hand. Let's work together to fight crime.

      George - 2012-05-09 17:58

      We must make sure they lose in 2014, because they deserve to. The long suffering people are betrayed by their liberators. Off with their heads!

  • khutso.b - 2012-05-09 12:29

    hehehe Mdluli has a great power, he's the crime intellegence chief.. how can he not use State's resources to protect his own image? anything that appears threatening to him...just disapears

  • Jacqui - 2012-05-09 14:08

    Mduli, abusing his power?.

  • George - 2012-05-09 17:56

    Keystone cops at it again. Hopefully no buried bodies to discover.

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