Mdluli's ‘pledge’ to Zuma

2012-05-06 17:30

Johannesburg - A month before fraud and corruption charges against crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli were dropped, he told President Jacob Zuma he would “assist the president to succeed next year” if he was reinstated in his job.

The apparent pledge is made in a strangely-phrased letter Mdluli sent to Zuma in November last year.

In it Mdluli claims that there is a conspiracy against him driven by senior police officers who want him out of the job.

“It is alleged [by the conspirators]” that I support the minister of police and the president of the country. In the event that I come back to work, I will assist the president to succeed next year,” Mdluli wrote.

On Saturday, City Press specifically asked Mdluli to explain whether he offered to assist Zuma in his campaign to be re-elected as ANC leader in December in the letter.

Mdluli, through spokesperson Brigadier Lindela Mashigo, chose not to respond or to distance himself from that interpretation.

ANC insiders and securocrats have been puzzled by Mdluli’s perceived closeness to Zuma, since he has no struggle record.

Sources in the police who have seen the letter agree that its clear purpose was to cosy up to Zuma.

“It gives you a clue why he is being protected,” said one.

  • HerbySun - 2012-05-06 11:23

    Our country's police, especially those in higher offices are the worst criminals and perpetuators of corruption. Even Zuma knows that and in fact this whole situation renders him corrupt too! Is Mdluli's muthi that strong?

      makuzeniz - 2012-05-06 18:11

      HerbySun, for some reason you are leaving the NPA and some ANC cabinet ministers out of the cluster of worst criminals.

      Don.Tandy - 2012-05-07 07:50

      Set a thief to catch a thief?

  • mandla.ngubane - 2012-05-06 11:32

    Y de President ng minister Mthethwa keep mum on dis Mdluli guy issue. Maybe dey wl act after Mangaung after dey hv used him as a condom, a youth leader once said. Criminals r protected nd young politicians r trown in de wilderness.

      Neil - 2012-05-06 18:06

      What strange new language is this?

      Glyn - 2012-05-06 18:39

      Strange language but it tells it like it is! Got for it Manla.ngubane! I think that there are a lot of used condoms in the anc, in fact they are all trying to "out-condom" each other!! Vote DA!

      Paul - 2012-05-06 18:46

      Mandla.nqubane, when you talk like that i just stop reading your comment

      Piet - 2012-05-06 19:34

      it is mixit talk!

      George - 2012-05-06 19:58

      It's the mix it culture. Culture fitting technology, instead of the other way around. Go figure. Reflects the general collapse of any desire for an educated mind.

      Don.Tandy - 2012-05-07 07:51

      This strange language is called 'moron talk'.

  • sakhile.makhathini.7 - 2012-05-06 11:46

    Who is Mdluli reporting to? His superior.

  • Mtibra - 2012-05-06 13:13

    Its time for the pres to act in this Mdluli saga to retain confidence in our police as he acted on Cele

      George - 2012-05-06 20:00

      The press has acted that's why the fella is back in the picture. The race is on for Monguang. Remember he has the power to tap phones. How did that come about. Total abuse of the constitution. DA should obtain an urgent judicial review of this abuse.

  • Innocent - 2012-05-06 13:26

    Mr Zuma

  • magomarele - 2012-05-06 13:47

    eitlik, why is City Press deleting our comments on this article? why? Are you guys conniving with Zuma and Mdluli too.

  • magomarele - 2012-05-06 13:49

    Hey you City Press, if you want us to comment on your articles then please stop delecting our comments because you don't like our opinion, ok!

  • magomarele - 2012-05-06 13:57

    I'm relentless, I'll keep posting my comment, like it or not.

      Fussed - 2012-05-06 19:02

      They will just keep deleting. They have there own info bill

  • Sebata - 2012-05-06 15:42

    What a shame and a disgrace for our country to held at ransom by a few people who put their selfish,corrupt and unbecoming interest before the wellbeing of this beautiful country and it's people. Why South Africans allow this nonsense to prevail? Puzzle's me!

  • Mario Bisogno - 2012-05-06 17:49

    To get a job in ANC your cv must include corruption..then u have the job ;)

  • Josie - 2012-05-06 17:52

    It is now in the hands of the voters. If they have had enough of corruption, rape, murder and poverty, please use your vote as your voice wisely and vote this terrible cancer out of office

      Adam - 2012-05-06 18:02

      These guys just dont know when to stop. You have stolen enough, now GET OUT. Both of you.

  • peter.tsotsotso - 2012-05-06 18:04

    Isn't it obvious? He's one of the reasons corruption charges against the President were dropped

  • pws69 - 2012-05-06 18:08

    He no doubt has a "little black book" which he is using to ensure he is protected. I'd love to see that book.

  • Florence - 2012-05-06 18:08

    A plea to all South Africans, the time to put an end to this madness is now and only now. We have all the power in power in the WORLD to put it to its halt. No use to seat and mumble whilst corruption manifests before us daily. It is sickening!

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-06 18:20

      What power? We can't make the govt explain why charges were dropped, allegations dismissed or why, in the face of so much controversy and evidence in the public domain, they are adamant that this guy is the only one for the job. The next time voters get to express their opinion is 2014. This guy can do a lot of damage in 1.5yrs

      Florence - 2012-05-06 18:59

      @Lacrimose, seeing that your thinking ability has reached a cul de sac stage pls allow me to revive your abilities by a mere question. Why is the e-tolling system not operating now. If you can answer me on that, I will be the ...

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-06 19:13

      @Florence - the e-tolling has been suspended to legal action being taken and an order being handed down to make them suspend. How are we going to take the govt to court for not investigating, denying and dismissing crimes against the State? Only the Public Prosecutor can do that and see how that movie's playing out...

      Florence - 2012-05-06 19:21

      @Lacrimose, good! With all that said and done, for the matter to be taken to that level Lucrimose what did SA concerned and affected citizens do?

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-06 19:36

      @Florence - OK I think I see where you are headed with this. We can unite and block roads, protest and maybe get COSATU on our side. At the end of the day, if the govt says "we will not investigate and we don't have to tell you why" or "we have investigated and we decided he stays" that is it. I'm not that clued up on law (legal people we need you!) but there seems to be no legal case to be made by citizen groups. Meanwhile all the evidence is disappearing...

      Florence - 2012-05-06 19:58

      @Lacrimose, pls allow me to derail from e-toll scenario as there was no prescription to take it to where it is now. But power from the people. What brought the apartheid system to its knees? That is the power people have within. I am out!

      Florence - 2012-05-06 20:48

      @Lacrimose, all I am saying is whatever it takes to ensure that this gov doesn't retain to its power, let it be. Sitting and mourning, complaining without taking stringent measures won't bring any miracle as a solution to our problems that we know and are aware of. We need to stand up for ourselves and tame this government.

  • Vic - 2012-05-06 18:12

    The plot thickens ! Zuma needs to be booted out,just like Mbeki was

  • ToLife - 2012-05-06 18:19

    Wtf is going on?!?! Zuma is the biggest Pussy alive. He can't even run for president with one bit of faith! He is all about greed, leaving the poor to suffer, making his belly larger, marrying endless number of women (who I'm starting to believe are in it for survival in this disgustingly run country) and not doing any days honest work!!! What's left is for removal of ALL ANC members or decision makers and place competent citizens who would actually know how to use a PC to type adequate policies for all instead of having people that only know how to transfer money from department accounts into theirs. SA- Its time to RISE-UP

      Florence - 2012-05-06 20:34

      @ToLife without taking anything said, I am fully behind you except the point that you described him as a 'Pussy alive...' No he is not bcos he is chasing it from all corners... In no particular criteria, infected and non infected. The best you cld have described him is maybe 'an uncircumcized d*#k head'... As for pusssy no no no the description does not suit him.

  • Mncedisi - 2012-05-06 18:21

    Am sick n tired of Mdluli drama, our president is failing to deal with this matter. One must be done nw, new president who is gona deal with the crisis we having. Mdluli, Zuma out. We must unite as south african n defend our country. Those have the right to vote in manguang pls make sure. U elect somebody with principles.any person who got balls.

  • Ian - 2012-05-06 18:22

    Mr Mdluli, your bench mark is to deliver the second term to Zuma. Failure to this,you must kiss your freedom and all the perks goodbye. I will make sure you are going straight to jail. You are getting it from the reliable source.

      George - 2012-05-06 20:07

      Good. When the law becomes lawless your law becomes your natural right for survival and self defense. Good luck.

  • lmadikwe - 2012-05-06 18:33

    pure corruption

  • siya.miti - 2012-05-06 18:48

    Sorry South Africans but you r getting the president you deserve. Wht were we thinking choosing a president who still hasn't answered to 18 charges of corruption, racketeering and fraud! 18 charges and we still chose him. As if there weren't better people who could be presidential candidates in the ANC. This whole Zuma thing is an insult to the anc and spits on its integrity. Well, the leopard didn't change its spots did it? This is sickening actually. Bye bye transparency, bye bye democracy, bye bye stability. South africa is going the route of many a \democratic\ African country

      Don.Tandy - 2012-05-06 18:53

      Anarchy Nepotism Corruption - all the way.

      George - 2012-05-06 20:13

      The opposition parties must coalesce into a single identifiable alternate political force to the cANCer that's eating our society. It must appeal to the African sentiment of simple, dignified living with good basic job prospects and education and health care. C'mon Zille, get creative. I'm sure Jack Bloom in Gauteng can help you. Not long till the next election.

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-05-06 18:49

    The buddy-buddy sytem in the ANCorruption runs so much deeper than trivial matters like murder, rape, theft, corruption, etc. Anarchy Nepotism Corruption

  • thozamile.tyana - 2012-05-06 18:53

    U knw i'm sck n trd of Zuma n hs corrupt officials they nid 2 b booted out once n 4 al....nxaaa

      Piet - 2012-05-06 19:38

      Vote for another party!

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-06 19:58

      @Piet - the next election is 1.5 years away. I don't think we can stand another 1.5yrs of this

  • thozamile.tyana - 2012-05-06 18:54

    U knw i'm sck n trd of Zuma n hs corrupt officials they nid 2 b booted out once n 4 al....nxaaa

  • Gregory - 2012-05-06 18:54

    Zuma and his cohorts are nothing but a bunch of murderous thieving thugs.

  • Shannon-lea - 2012-05-06 18:55

    Rotten to the core. We all know. All the corrupt stick together and cover up for each other. Some Democracy. They don't even know how to spell it.

  • James Makondi - 2012-05-06 18:57

    I dnt knw wht is happening in our cntry the well educated persons who fight anti appartheid era for long years for better life but at the end they accept fraud in their bright future why south africa?

      Piet - 2012-05-06 19:39

      Because they keep on voting ANC. That is the problem.

  • Oom - 2012-05-06 18:59

    It is apparently fashion and politically correct to refer to the previous "regime", or "Apartheid" in reference to anything that is wring. I think it is about time that we face the facts, with the exception of state machinery, and by the way, the TRC and various books written by a number of authors have clearly indicated that deaths directly relating to police activity was nothing in comparison against any other political conflict anywhere in the world. The current police force and its chain of command is nothing but organised gangsterism and should not even in any way be compared with the professional police force we once had (with their apparent Apartheid shortcomings). People were properly trained and were promoted on the basis of experience and competence. What we have today is a politically correct police force but are committing crimes against the people they should serve and protect. And please do not tel there are good policeman left, they are so few and far in between that they can in no manner be considered a representative group.

      Don.Tandy - 2012-05-06 19:08

      I am more nervous of our police (especially the Metro morons) than i am of the so-called crooks. Your chances of being mugged (using this in its broadest sense) by a Metro cop are many times higher than by the out-of-uniform-crooks. At least with the non-uniformed crooks I know where I stand, and I can shoot back.

  • Sibusiso - 2012-05-06 19:00

    50 million people ruled by 1 uneducated gangstar, all of them complaining on forums and doing nothing to bring his fall. I can write a good movie script on this

      George - 2012-05-06 20:16

      A sequel to the Last King of Scotland. Go for it. Great idea.

  • Hadebe - 2012-05-06 19:04

    We have a gangster for a president, tell him about singing and dancing, he l dance his way to the bank.

      George - 2012-05-06 20:18

      Yes, the ANCestors are not happy. Their blood was spilt for nothing. They will exact vengeance and send the tokoloshe to visit. All is good.

  • Chien-Teng - 2012-05-06 19:04

    Ai... politics will be the end of the struggle for freedom while these politicians seem so solely focused on elections and hold onto power instead of doing what they are elected to do

  • Piet - 2012-05-06 19:05

    And they want me to vote for them....

  • Fairness - 2012-05-06 19:08

    They are all corrupt, each and every politician out there. Some of them hide their secrets better then others which leads to us (the public) choosing one over the other. We (the public) have seriously reconsider the methods we use to elect who is good enough to run for leaders. Think about it, we have been successful only once over the last 18 years... You should hear bells ringing, if not then you're off the deep end. Stop thinking about tomorrow and start voting for the next 8 years for a start.

  • braamc - 2012-05-06 19:23

    Riddled with cANCer,

  • georgebrightons - 2012-05-06 19:29

    Mdluli was arrested by the Hawks on allegations. Allegations unfounded and NPA dropped charges against Mdluli. He is the best Spy boss Africa has never produced. Mdluli is not a deployee cadre, but a highly trained policeman. We hear a lot of allegations about Mdluli, but unfounded. This is totally out. Zuma is not a stupid. He is the former Spy boss in exile. Let us close the chapter, Mdluli is a winner. Please Zuma appoint him to be a Commisioner.

      Piet - 2012-05-06 19:40

      have a red smartie!

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-06 19:48

      On what basis was that decision made? That information was never provided. We were simply informed that charges had been dropped at this time. The Public Prosecutor was instructed to stop further investigations, again no reason given. Now we have to wait the outcome of the remaining issue, which is first the inquest and then if it is ruled as murder, maybe a trial. A lot of evidence and witnesses can disappear between now and Sept.

      Herman - 2012-05-06 21:42

      You make a lot of unsubstantiated claims. What you need to understand is that statements are only true if there are facts or evidence in support, not merely because you say they are true or want them to be true. This line of reasoning is typical of those who do not have the capacity for drawing conclusions based on rational analysis of information. At least you should try to think for yourself hard though it may be.

      CliveK - 2012-05-07 08:54

      Please read all the comments by black South Africans above who are concerned about the direction the Zuma regime is taking us; also the articles by three black journalists/columnists in yesterday's Sunday Times. Seems you are in the minority, George; this chapter must definitely NOT be closed until all allegations are tested in a court of law. The silence of our inept so-called justice minister is deafening.

  • George - 2012-05-06 19:55

    Time to examine the operation of the IEC (Independent Electoral Commission), a highly automated operation. It is not beyond the criminal pale to interfere with its operation and 'produce' the votes required by the masters. What assurance is there? Worried.

  • George - 2012-05-06 20:26

    The citizens of SA should make a similar pledge. Through the power of the vote we will deliver the type of government that will honor the constitution and Mandela's legacy. Goodbye, cANCer! You are the weakest link. DA let's hear the thunder of a just cause.

  • Tsietsi - 2012-05-06 20:28

    Zuma is a flop and we know it. He is also a dictator as Juju said. Now, I think that it is high time that we, especially black South Africans, stop putting our heads in the sand during voting time and vote correctly. We always complain, but we give the ANC the mandate to do as they please at the expense of our country. We have a weapon, so let us use it. These people (read ANC), will never change. 90% of them is corrupt to the bone. The Mdluli saga, and many others, is evidence enough. Do we need more evidence than what we have seen already?

  • bzengetwa - 2012-05-06 20:32

    I wonder what is ANC supporters' comments on this article!! Slowly by surely ANC is dictating. We vote and they throw us away just like misused condoms

  • Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-05-06 20:35

    This mdluli rubbish sickens me.He thinks he got supernatural powers.

  • Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-05-06 20:38

    This mdluli rubbish sickens me.He thinks he got supernatural powers.

  • Erna - 2012-05-06 20:50

    If there is so much physical evidence against Mduli why is he still around? Why are people so scared of him? This is worse than the mafia's control in the 1920s.

  • Lolly Fixation Shongwe - 2012-05-06 21:03

    We all know that politics is full of fraud. Mdluli this, Mdluli that.. I mean really?? Plus you complain about Zuma being the worst president - you did vote for him didn't you?? I just feel for those who can't vote due to their ages.... But, I guess this will be a lesson learned (I hope). we need to start taking full responsibility and really show that South Africans are not naive. this is really not what Nelson Mandela faught for nor is it what our elders suffered for.

  • Florence - 2012-05-06 21:20

    Fellow SAs how about this 'Zuma Gang vs SA Citizens Gang' VENUE: at the polling stations I mean NEXT ELECTIONS, referee IEC! Ding (the bell)

  • Kgaditsi - 2012-05-07 05:22

    mdluli is becoming another jackie selebi

  • Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-05-07 05:25

    I'd be so disappointed If this was no usual stunt as is sometimes the case true, Disappointed as i may be Madam Zille is never getting my vote......I mean the Apartheid GVMT was just as corrupt unfortunately ds was never exposed, if the former GVMT chose Apartheid as system of Governance, they were capable of anything, as Apartheid is far worse than Corruption, which they too were perpetrators of bt just never exposed...How could they have exposed it when they had stooped as low as Making Unfairness a GVMT law, We have not forgotten all ds n will not b easily shaken....n stop the BS bout the ANC being for the poor n uneducated, where do u get tht idea from???? Da DA will win elections in these forums while the ANC ei

      Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-05-07 05:26

      Will emerge victoriously at the polls....

      CliveK - 2012-05-07 09:00

      Your "uniform" says it all, Mtshezi! What you are saying in your many, barely comprehensible, comments is that "as long as a black government is in place, they can be totally inept and corrupt, as long as they are black". So honesty, competence and accountability are irrelevant in your bigoted, racist eyes.

      Anton - 2012-05-07 11:26

      Move on brother. The people of SA killed Apartheid as a system of rule with a democratic vote. Unless 40m people vote in the AWB, it won’t be coming back. We all agree it was ugly and should not be repeated. Let’s rather consider the current state we’re in right now, based on the ANC’s track record over the past 18 years. If you’re living in bliss and believe there is NOTHING that needs to be improved on (education, healthcare, housing, access to basic services, crime, freedom of speech, basic human rights, etc.) then you don’t understand the fundamental principle of democracy, or why there was even a ‘struggle’ in the first place.

  • Christopher - 2012-05-07 05:27

    I'm fat suck ka this cANCer of dictator Zuma

      Wally Walters - 2012-05-07 07:00

      this prez is becoming like mogabi viva JULES You are blady right

  • Rob - 2012-05-07 07:59

    This lots behaviour sort of sets the tone for everyone. Not that the Nats were aqueeky clean, but they did seem to take care not to show so much dirty stuff.

  • Ryan - 2012-05-07 11:33

    Jacob Zuma is the head of organised crime in SA and Mduli is his right hand man.

  • jacques.joubert.swart - 2012-05-09 15:44

    The only way to prevent the clowns from running the show is to vote the whole circus out, regardless of the very, oh so very few good acts still left in it...

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