Mkhwanazi allegations suspicious, says DA

2012-06-07 21:08

Cape Town - The Democratic Alliance called on the (auditor general) on Thursday to investigate allegations that acting police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi misspent money from the crime intelligence budget on cars.

DA MP Dianne Kohler Barnard said it was imperative that the AG investigate the allegations made and put forward recommendations.

She said it was suspicious that allegations of a direct contravention of the Secret Service Act had emerged after Mkhwanazi suspended former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

"The timing of the revelations is curious, considering the recent bold actions by Mkhwanazi and the ongoing factional battles within crime intelligence and the broader police service," she said.

"Mkhwanazi appears to have fallen out of favour with President [Jacob] Zuma and Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa after he suspended Richard Mdluli, in apparent defiance of the executive's wishes."

According to claims reported in the Cape Times on Thursday, Mkhwanazi allowed the use of R35m from the Secret Service Account to buy cars for other police units.

The newspaper reported that the allegations were contained in a report that would be handed to Parliament's joint standing committee on intelligence next week.

  • Tsietsi - 2012-06-07 21:17

    What's wrong with this position? First Selebi, then Cele, now Mkhwanazi! I hope its not true, \Finish en Klaar\

      danny.levin.351 - 2012-06-07 21:32

      There's nothing wrong with the position, the problem is that they keep appointing politically connected thieves instead of appointing cops that are experienced and got promoted due to merit and years of service. The ANC reminds me of King MIDAS, with a difference.

      nchamanengubane - 2012-06-07 21:42

      @ least he dd not use it 4 his personal gain...

      Tsietsi - 2012-06-07 21:50

      @ Nchamane, he did not follow protocol and that means he is not fit for this position. I think this position should be given to an experienced cop who is also an intellectual.

      Henk - 2012-06-07 22:10

      The ANC Cadres Tsietsi, The ANC cadres!

      khutso.c.monareng - 2012-06-07 22:19

      Now now let's not jump into conclusion and preempt guilt now.

  • Sharon - 2012-06-07 21:47

    It is all smoke and mirrors, all the time. Accuse the accuser, divert attention. I have seen it so many times, it has become predictable. Vusi Pikoli, Glynnis Breytenbach, Thuli Madonsela, the list goes on and on.

  • muruti.malungana - 2012-06-07 21:49

    Intimidation tactics..shooo...disgrace

  • muruti.malungana - 2012-06-07 21:49

    Intimidation tactics..shooo...disgrace

  • Sylvester.Mohloli - 2012-06-07 21:54

    how convenient, whats next, Mkhwanazi is a spy?, nt sure what the secret service act says, bt the R35m bought state cars, and since they nt saying anything about there being corruption, i am cool with that, i am no cop bt take a bow Mr. Mkhwanazi, in my eyes u the man who suspended the man who has Zuma and Mthethwa by the balls (if they got any), and u paying for that....

  • nelson.maesela - 2012-06-07 22:03

    Let them investigate da claims,if they r wrong he ll be cleared

      Henk - 2012-06-07 22:10

      Got a white stick Nelson?

  • Andile - 2012-06-07 22:12

    WTF!!! Misspent money?! Is this Guy not an acting police commisioner?

  • Madoda - 2012-06-07 22:18

    Mr Mkhwanazi is a man I salute, there is nothing like mismanagement of money they are just after u for nothing. Keep it up!!

      Henk - 2012-06-07 22:30

      You also want a white stick?

  • morati.maropola - 2012-06-07 22:21

    it had turned to be SA Political service

  • Madoda - 2012-06-07 22:22

    DA is loosing the battle instead of helping the ANC to build the country they are busy after people. I think all members of DA must become Police officers then will have crime free zone.

      Henk - 2012-06-07 22:29

      ANd all the ANC cadres should be in jail...

      Sam - 2012-06-07 22:33

      your memory is dislocated , by the way it forgets about Lennox Max

      songezo.kilani - 2012-06-08 00:18

      The said truth madoda is if the DA were the cops, our president would probably be the 1st person in jail with his criminal friends (bribes, rape, murder) thd list is endless

      Irene - 2012-06-08 01:23

      Madoda ~ Can't you see that the DA is trying to held build the country by getting rid of all the criminal cANCer? Imagine if the DA ignored them and left them to their own devices? As it is there is very little of taxpayer's money being used where it should or are you under the impression that it's okay for the cANCer to steal what doesn't belong to them?

      sipho.benjamin - 2012-06-08 07:10

      Hhawu kodwa Madoda...what kind of nonsense is that? we don't need corruption period !!! ppl are hungry.. kidz are hungry.. ppl die on their way to source food!!! ppl are sleeping in shacks on the streets... on the other hand we have goverment officials spending our money!!! OUR MONEY!!! Dude I pay taxes every month for this country to be a better place!!! We get highjacked and killed everyday... our woman are gatting raped and strangled with their underwear ... We need police to work kombat crime not spend money on levish things... do you feel me??????

  • buwaz - 2012-06-07 23:02

    MKHWANAZI it appears dat he have fallen over wit president jacob zuma n minister Nathi mthetwa for suspending Mdluli. One mistake mkhwanazi is gone why he is BLOCKING THE MEAL of powerful ppl. Mkhwanazi is highly trained a super cop no one can intimidate a man like him so I'm sure mr minister n president they can c dat he won't listen to them,their remotes r battery less. Wit Mkhwanazi de solution is to remove him n put Mdluli. Cry my beloved country

  • songezo.kilani - 2012-06-08 00:12

    Why does Zuma associate himself wt so many criminals, Bheki Cele, Siyabonga Cwele, Shabir Shaik, Mdluli the list jst doesn't end, his son doesnt want to pay his bills. Never a dull day in Zuma camp.

      Irene - 2012-06-08 01:24

      Like attracts like.

  • Tanduxolo Nguza - 2012-06-08 02:49

    if the money was nt spent, we wud be the frst to complain abt the police being 19hours too late! i salute hm, he had good intentions only, if they find you least u tried improving our current state!

  • Gus - 2012-06-08 03:50

    Where do they get these people. They are barely in their "positions" and immediately look for ways to steal public money, their high salaries are never enough. Their priority seems to be themselves, the mandate of their job is just by the way. Some heavy penalties are needed to stamp out this corruption. It will ruin the country.

      sdconradie - 2012-06-08 05:06

      Lets not judge too quickly. Mkhwanazi is risking his ass going after the "untouchable" Mduli. He is not willing to be a ANC puppet, so they are trying to discredit him. I suspect he is one of the good guys.

      Adolf - 2012-06-08 07:25

      Read the article, he didn't steal the money, he aledgedly bought police-vehicles for other units.

  • Adolf - 2012-06-08 07:23

    It's indeed very strange that the accusation has been made after he suspended Mdluli. Mkhwanazi is acting commissioner but more important he is a policeman who came through the ranks, and definitely not a political appointment. He wipes his ar%% for Zuma and Mtethwa.

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