Top cops plot against Mthethwa - report

2012-07-20 08:43

Johannesburg - Unhappy senior police officers are allegedly plotting against Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

A report by the Mail&Guardian revealed that a top secret report had been compiled, naming the former acting national police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi as part of the group of police officers.

The report mentioned suspended crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli and said there were plants to “weaken” the police minister just as was done to Mdluli.

The report mentioned the furore around a wall erected around the minister’s home in KwaZulu-Natal and the minister’s claim that he didn’t know who paid for the R200 000 fence.

It also mentioned investigations into Mthethwa’s personal life

The report furthermore accused numerous high-ranking officials of infighting and political meddling.

The minister told the newspaper he didn’t respond to “information peddling” and declined to answer questions about the report.

  • ivan.ferreira - 2012-07-20 08:49


      jack.milosevic - 2012-07-20 09:22

      Find me one honest accountable ANC member and i'll show you a goose that lays golden eggs.

      rsole.sole - 2012-07-20 10:35

      As the old saying goes "The fish rots from the head down" He is long overdue to be kicked out.

  • bennie.kruger.5 - 2012-07-20 08:49

    so it goes in da Mafia !!

  • Khumo Mashifane - 2012-07-20 08:53

    Hands off Mthethwa

      raath - 2012-07-20 09:36

      You mean "Hands off, Mthethwa!"

      colin.dovey - 2012-07-20 09:45

      Clever one @Raath! - That comma makes ALL the difference in meaning - would escape many people though

  • mphotokornel - 2012-07-20 09:07

    1stly it was selebi nd mthethwa wil b the 2nd police head to b locked up coz he is a corrupt bastard..lets save SA coz tis morons care less

      bernpm - 2012-07-22 15:15

      maybe time for him to develop kidney problems, could come in handy..

  • tebo.go.5 - 2012-07-20 09:14

    really now, how can you let people come and just erect fences and you dont know anything about it. this people need some serious look into their excuses

      mphotokornel - 2012-07-20 09:21

      Ai this idiots we cnt c wats realy happenings,its js impossible nt to knw or he's js confirming he's a man coz he got a third leg

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-07-20 09:16

    Mthethwa you should have used the taxpayer's money to build security fences for all the “cadres”, bought X5s for them and gave them cash to also wear Italian suits and glasses. Now look what you've started ... Hogging the feeding trough :)

  • Gavin - 2012-07-20 09:43

    if by weaken we get rid of this piece of garbage - then by all means weaken away. but knowing our luck, zuma will appoint robert mugabe as his successor. the ANC is at its happiest when attention is focused elsewhere, then they can steal to their hearts content.

  • warwick.railton.7 - 2012-07-20 09:46

    You can polish a turd, but it still remains a t....

  • peter.t.solomon - 2012-07-20 09:47

    They fail to fight crime. Now they will kill each other.

      clivegoss - 2012-07-20 10:42

      Yea ! !

  • Carel de Lange - 2012-07-20 09:51

    High treason much?

  • mandilakhe.nompehle - 2012-07-20 09:52

    trying to point some fingers to some self

  • diep.dinker - 2012-07-20 09:56

    I always find it interesting when the contents of "top secret" reports appear in the media. Seems to me that our top secrets are not so secret at all....LOL Welcome to sunny South Africa!!

  • Richard - 2012-07-20 10:00

    "there were plants to “weaken” the police minister" What plants? Beetroot maybe?

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-07-20 10:03

    No plotting should be necessary - the man's a crook, should be fired and held accountable for money spent on his personal assets.

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-07-20 10:06

    I heard they dubbed it \The great wall from nowhere\. R200 000 and he doesn't know who paid for it. The other thing that I can't seem to wrap my head around is,what type of wall costs this much? Can this particular wall talk?or shoot criminals? It Seems really expensive.

  • tummi.malesa - 2012-07-20 10:06

    The DA doesn't have to campaign to get my Vote The ANC has done it for them Already

  • rob.bayliss.94 - 2012-07-20 10:09

    Just maybe he is the most competent cadre the anc could find. I mean, he was chosen for competence wasn't he. Does it tell a lot about the depth and quality of cadre deployment and the anc Just like mafia.

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-20 10:11

    when they've finished plotting perhaps we can have some policing?

  • willieburgersa - 2012-07-20 10:16

    ANC = Another nonsensical conspiracy

  • Lindelwa - 2012-07-20 10:32

    The ANC circus continues unabated; plot after plot; this sounds like a script for a thriller movie!!

  • mandla.ngubane - 2012-07-20 10:32

    Minister Mthethwa is not my favourate, anyway he has failed de SAPS.

  • phosa.peter2 - 2012-07-20 10:33

    Nothing here! only the media try to tarnish the dignity of leut. Gen.mkhwanazi, since when mkhwanazi nd mdluli sing same tune?poor reporting as usual news24!

  • Roy - 2012-07-20 10:37

    Ha ha, if he knows nothing about a fence erected around his own house, how the hell will he know whats going on in the country.However, he was successful at his interview for Minister. You obviously know who interviewed him.

  • lorrainesuh - 2012-07-20 10:38

    Corrupt ministers, let them weaken each other

  • clivegoss - 2012-07-20 10:38

    TOP SECRET means one person knew and that person is now dead. Who cares if anyone is plotting? They are all so unqualified they wouldn't even begin to know who plotting. Come on NEWS 24 bring us news please, not lies rumours vivid imagination etc

  • musan.thabethe - 2012-07-20 10:38

    Thats how D.A.sabotage our gov. The most dangerous in our police is afrikaners groen boere that are used by D.A

      clivegoss - 2012-07-20 10:45

      Musam I can smell what you are talking. Go rinse your mouth girl it is almost lunch

      ljmostert - 2012-07-20 11:15

      Swallow the sh@t you're talking!!!

  • musan.thabethe - 2012-07-20 10:41

    Thats how D.A.sabotage our gov. The most dangerous in our police is afrikaners groen boere that are used by D.A

  • thanda.nomore - 2012-07-20 11:04

    i will be surprised in december if the ANC delegates do not see that under President Zuma the ANC is bleeding; factions within the police, intelligence units; divisions with its own youth formation; icy relationship with the religions formations; awful relationship with the business community, ala Reuel Khoza; dysfunctional departments within the state, the state of education in disarray; permanent war with the judiciary and the media over his probably corrupt personal life and stories, ala zapiro, etc; poor and untenable choices of the heads of departments, ala Menzi Simelane, etc. With such overwhelming evidence that the country is heading in the wrong direction, it will be disheartening for Zuma to win the second term. I refuse to imagine that the delegates will be unable to see this and rescue this country.

      Singatha - 2012-07-22 14:35

      Ha!The cult of personality and it's associated patronage will see to it that Pres.Zuma will get his 2nd term.After all, he is the incumbent and the keeper of the vault keys.

  • riotousr - 2012-07-20 11:46

    There is no plot at all. The report is a creation of the media and big business' unhappiness with the appointment of the General. This has got nothing to do with the ANC and its faction but the so-called third force's plan to derail SAPS. There is plenty of former SAP people with interest in the SAPS. They can only get their business going by fabricating plots against the minister. But then again because the rulers that be are not thoughtful enough to realise that they will be giving the intelligence services more funds to investigate the plot. That is all what the 'report' is support to do, get more funding for their personal gratification.

  • luke.dekoker - 2012-07-20 13:17

    Play the 'racist-driven plot" card like the idiot Mdluli did.. just watch it, with a name like Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi it may not go off that well. Maybe you fools should get together around an Ox-braai, some Johnny Blue and Black Label (to keep it non-racial) and Zuma's cronies within the "gift wall" area to figure out who or what you can blame if this one fails.. If there is not enough money, take some from the "Secret Fund" that you all know how to abuse.

  • berthram - 2012-07-20 13:19

    Kudos to the police for having had develop \plants\ that can plot against each other. I don't even think scientists have succeeded in this before. Well done. Nice reporting News24

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-20 13:24

    They probably want big, high, walls around their houses too.

  • markjack.deppe - 2012-07-20 14:42

    Funny how no one can see where we are heading. It doesn't surprise me that Mkhwanazi is part of this plot. He was Commissioner for a short while and replaced by the President, with an incompetent outsider who incidentally wears the Police gear as if she earned it. Surely the Generals should be livid because the expectation was that Mthethwa should have advised the President accordingly as to who would be fit to be a General but did he?? Then also we should not forget about Lindiwe Sisulu. She was also replaced as Minister of Defence without reason. The infighting in the ANC is good. Let them annihilate themselves as they have proven their worthlessness for far too long.

  • thomas.mazibisa - 2012-07-20 15:14

    it doesn't make sense to me. the Minister is a political appointee who can be reshuffled to another portfolio, so I wonder if the so called plot will have any effect.

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