DA: Mdluli ruling a victory for common sense

2012-06-03 17:26

Johannesburg - The Johannesburg Labour Court ruling on Sunday which overturned the lifting of crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli's suspension was a victory for common sense, the Democratic Alliance said.

"The attempt by Mdluli and his legal representatives to undermine and abuse the judiciary has been stopped in its tracks," DA police spokesperson Dianne Kohler Barnard said in a statement.

Mdluli had his suspension lifted by the same court on Friday, but that order was overturned on Sunday with Mdluli again suspended.

"Mdluli should be kept as far away as possible from SA Police Service offices until he has answered all the allegations against him," she said.

Kohler Barnard said the sooner the questions surrounding Mdluli were answered, the sooner the credibility of the police and crime intelligence could be restored.

Last year, Mdluli faced fraud and corruption charges relating to the misuse of a secret crime intelligence fund to buy luxury vehicles, and to hire family members.

He also faced a murder charge for the death of his former lover's husband, Oupa Ramogibe. The charges led to his initial suspension.

This year, all the charges were withdrawn and Mdluli was reinstated in March. This was widely criticised by, among others, the DA and lobby group Freedom Under Law.

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa later moved Mdluli to a different division, but acting national police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi subsequently opted to suspend him on May 27.

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-06-03 17:33

    What is this - some form of bizzare ping-pong routine, showing up once more what a bunch of clowns we have in our legal system and police force.

      Jan - 2012-06-03 18:11

      Those same clowns help put many murderers away every day and keep this country safe as best they can. If you dont have anything good to say buy a ticket to Adelaide!

      Marco - 2012-06-03 18:21

      play nice jannie

      Yar - 2012-06-03 18:54

      Jan You have me worried. I agree with Don. The system is contaminated. The "clowns" are not putting enough criminals away. PS: I am not leaving. I live here.

      Don.Tandy - 2012-06-03 18:58

      Jan, I am sure they do put murderers away, but, unlike you, I am not prepared to just sit back and accept the below standard performance that the ANCorruption are dishing out. I could have a lot of good to say about this country, but unfortunately at the moment the bad far outweighs the good.

      placebo.effect - 2012-06-03 19:40

      Stuff you Jan. U must be a pig. Useless, corrupt and incompetent just like the rest. Show me a good cop and ill show u a miracle.

      Jan - 2012-06-03 19:41

      Yar - so u admit you dont have anything good to say? You just wana WHINE and COMPLAIN - without doing anything to ACTUALLY defeat the ANC and help the opposition win? If you're intent on living here like I am - then you need to part of the solution not the problem. We have too many whiners and complainers - what we need is DO'ERS i.e. people willing to do POSITIVE things to make this country great and defeat the corrupt government!

      Ditoa-re - 2012-06-03 19:51

      Jan da boredom at it best

      Christopher - 2012-06-03 20:03


  • WitWolf - 2012-06-03 17:34

    This guy is clearly a corrupt person. Well said DA and Kohler Barnard!

      Jan - 2012-06-03 18:12

      Didnt need the DA or Barnard to say anything to make an inference about Ndlui. So dont give them credit they dont deserve. It was the Sunday Times who exposed the story.

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-03 18:29

      That's what all Opposition's party do....Turn up at the right place with a microphone probably N24 microphone at that for the Brownie points, so to speak.

      pws69 - 2012-06-03 18:48

      Jan, he said well SAID, not well done. Comprehension failure?

      Jan - 2012-06-03 19:42

      pws69 - Sorry english is not my first language. Do you want to teach me? You know what they say "technicality is a loss of mentality"

      pws69 - 2012-06-03 22:04

      @Jan, oops, ok, I did sound a bit like a grammar nazi there didn't I? :-)

      WitWolf - 2012-06-04 11:42

      Miss Tamaranui and her holy ayobaness still going on and on with her idiocy....

  • Innocent - 2012-06-03 18:09

    Mr Richard Mndluli saga,it orchestrated by Political force set by Minister Nathi Mthethwa,why from first place reinstated Mndluli despite corruption and murder? Well done acting commisioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi to show a brave not allow Mndluli in a police force.

  • Tamaranui - 2012-06-03 18:18

    Well done, Another corrupt Individual dealt to.

      Tax - 2012-06-03 18:22

      Many many more corrupt cANCer individuals to go.

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-03 18:26

      some not many,,,

      Riaan - 2012-06-03 18:34

      Many, not some...

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-03 18:55

      Perspective is great considering the Number of Civil servants employed by the Government.

      pws69 - 2012-06-03 19:02

      Tamaranui, would you say 46 THOUSAND illegally getting grants (bust by Mercury in 2006) and not ONE prosecution (as per agreement of all nine ANC premiers) is some? What of the Travelgate fraudsters? Then promoting a CONVICTED criminal (Booi). Not to forget the over 700 charges that Zuma NEVER got to answer for, no matter how much he bleated about his "day in court", which the TAXPAYER spent over R11 MILLION preventing. Mmm.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-03 18:23

    Jan so its as simple as that?

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-03 18:26

    Nice Marco maybe jan should go to wherever for not liking the DA.Hehehehe!

      Jan - 2012-06-03 19:44

      Who said I dont like the DA? Read my other posts - dont judge me based on one post.

  • allan.clean - 2012-06-03 18:26

    Why do goverment officials with dark suits and glasses on all look the same? Like mafia agents?

  • Tax - 2012-06-03 18:26

    DA government in our lifetime! Viva DA!

      Jan - 2012-06-03 19:45

      Doesnt have to be DA- any competent opposition will do.

  • Serame - 2012-06-03 18:28

    Where There's a smoke ...there's fire..

  • Lacrimose - 2012-06-03 18:28

    What a lot of hoops had to be jumped through to get there. Seems Common Sense is no longer that common

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-03 18:28

    Give them gas allan.

  • eddiebant - 2012-06-03 18:36

    One day this and the next day that--from the same court,can only be a circus.

  • farmfreund - 2012-06-03 18:44

    How in the world can the police have any direction if we have no leader in charge, The anc is losing the frontline battle, and fast as well 2014 will show a very different leader syle and political landscape , Look at the DA 2014 political landscape is changing fast, The anc is underestimating the black intelect and patients

  • pws69 - 2012-06-03 18:46

    What I want to know is how his lawyer arranged the earlier hearing, and why due process was not followed. I'm waiting to see if any action is forthcoming against his lawyer. The political shennanigans in this case would be deemed far fetched if it was in a novel.

      keith.recore - 2012-06-03 19:31

      indeed! and who was the judge that heard the case on Friday and who was the judge that heard the case yesterday and ruled today? Was it same judge in both times?

  • robert.a.leith - 2012-06-03 18:53

    Just maybe we have a chance to sort this mess out. we have to get this under control to have some sort of credibility for our legal and police system

      Don.Tandy - 2012-06-03 19:06

      Hi Alex. Not much credibility left there I am afraid, especially with our so-called metro cops (aka fund managers).

  • grant.schaefer - 2012-06-03 19:03

    reminds me of the sitcom...or movie...or serial...'The Sheild'...yip regarless, same thing...

  • robert.a.leith - 2012-06-03 19:07

    I think its time we stop waiting for any of our political masters to sort out our country. The level of corruption is South Africa is terrifying and all come from above. They do not want it to change . Over the years how many government employees have we heard being locked up for corruption. NIL . we cannot count the few in hospital . We are the ones who allow this to happen we are the once that placed these people in power

      Jan - 2012-06-03 19:46

      Robert who is "we" and who is "these people"?

  • robert.a.leith - 2012-06-03 19:25

    In Durban our Metro police have been told to leave our POOR taxi drivers alone and not to charge them . This is just one of the many indicators of what is worry with police system.

  • msira.gcukumana - 2012-06-03 19:29

    DA saves the day........

      Jan - 2012-06-03 19:47

      How? By making a media statement?

  • Ditoa-re - 2012-06-03 20:12

    Mthethwa u have shown Balls (don't stop what u have started), Mdluli not to be suspended but FIRED if possible be Kicked out of south africa, south african justice can be DUMB but another south african showing the whole world how bunch of bananas south africa can be is not AYOBA MR INTERLIGENT MDLULI

      Ditoa-re - 2012-06-03 20:32

      Nhlanhla MKhwanazi is the guy with balls so far

      pws69 - 2012-06-03 22:07

      Spot on Ditoa-re, Nhlanhla has some seriously big ones. I'm liking him more by the day.

  • marlin.samuels.1 - 2012-06-04 07:12

    Im convinced now that "Mdluli" is a crook "skelm", he shouldnt be allowed back by SAPS

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