Mthethwa dismisses Mdluli cover-up allegations

2012-05-04 18:01

Johannesburg - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa dismissed allegations of cover-ups during the investigation into divisional commissioner on crime intelligence Richard Mdluli on Friday.

"Allegations and insinuations of cover-ups are unfounded and ought to be dismissed out of hand," he said.

The inspector general of intelligence, Faith Radebe, had the legal mandate of oversight with regard to the financial management of Crime Intelligence and was currently looking into the allegations that there was abuse of the intelligence secret fund and concerns relating to interceptions.

She can also examine other matters that arise.

"Those who claim to have such information should therefore place it before the competent authorities," a statement from Mthethwa's spokesperson Zweli Mnisi said.

People have also asked why action has not been taken against Mdluli, the statement continued.

"There are clear policies and programmes governing the role of the minister so that there is no blurring of the reporting lines between the minister and the management of the South African Police Service.

Theory in the media

"The minister is committed to adhering to these rules and practices and will therefore not address such matters through the media."

Mthethwa wanted to remind the media when he himself faced allegations made to the public protector, he welcomed the investigation that followed and offered his full co-operation.

He also initiated a request to the auditor general to investigate the allegations, and that investigation is currently underway.

Last year Mdluli faced fraud and corruption charges relating to alleged misuse of a crime intelligence fund, the purchase of luxury vehicles and the hiring of family members.

He also faced a murder charge for the alleged murder of the boyfriend of a former girlfriend.

Both sets of charges have been withdrawn.

The murder charge became an inquest.

On April 15, City Press reported that Mdluli personally ordered that a security risk assessment be done on Mthethwa's house. Money was reportedly paid from a secret services account to build a wall.

Mdluli has also allegedly hired relatives of Mthethwa, which Mthethwa has denied.

A theory in the media is that Mdluli is being kept in place so that his intelligence skills and contacts can be put to use to retain President Jacob Zuma as head of the ruling ANC at their elective conference at the end of this year.

  • Irene - 2012-05-04 18:11


      Godfrey - 2012-05-04 18:20

      Keep spinning, the truth has a habit of poping-up when least expected

      Sharon - 2012-05-04 18:57

      Why is he so very important? Surely there is a reason why he is being protected to this extent!

      Dave - 2012-05-04 20:06

      Yep, thought so, the earth is flat isn't it....

      Hermann - 2012-05-04 20:21

      Irene you forgot to ask what the minister was smoking.

      andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-05-05 08:21

      Agreed, Nathi Mthethwa is another minister without a backbone or is just plain stupid, when dealing with Richard Mdluli and all his underhand dealings with secret funds. Hawks have uncovered more slush funds used by this gravy train rider and if this is not known by the minister then he should not hold office in the cabinet.

      margaret.brand.12 - 2012-05-05 08:28

      They are all part of the cover up and trying to cover one another's butts

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-05-04 18:12

    such a lot of smoke I can't see the point of my nose...

  • ntunjab - 2012-05-04 18:20

    These delegation/deployment strategy doesn't work anymore ANC, plz wake up n employ ppl who are qualified for their Jobs!!!!

  • Brolloks - 2012-05-04 18:22

    "A theory in the media is that Mdluli is being kept in place so that his intelligence skills and contacts can be put to use to retain President Jacob Zuma as head of the ruling ANC" Contradiction in terms.

      Godfrey - 2012-05-04 20:39 us the tax payers expense.

  • angela.salloway - 2012-05-04 18:24

    AGAIN more question marks both against Mthethwa and Mudluli, why are they in the positions they are. We the people, should be able to object to them being paid by us the taxpayers. These are also reasons to object to the "Secrecy Bill" because just as soon as it comes into power we will be in the dark!!

  • FinalJustice - 2012-05-04 18:33

    The water is getting hot for these guys, I can smell it! Very typical symptoms of denial in defense, backs against the wall ... :o)

  • Andrew - 2012-05-04 18:42

    Mthethwa do you honestly think we believe a lying ANC cadre? You must take the public as fools which surely will be your downfall coupled with your dishonesty.

  • georgebrightons - 2012-05-04 18:44

    Mdluli is not a cadre deployee. Mdluli is a highly trained policeman.Lot of skills and good intelligence background. The public police spats has resulted in exposing intelligence agents including his wife and family members.This is totally out. We are no longer safe. Deal with de spy boss internally. Mdluli 4 Commisioner.

      Herman - 2012-05-04 20:54

      Perhaps you could be more specific? The implication is that he is a highly trained policeman and not a very accomplished fraudster. Is this correct? What training has he had and which skills does he have other than those that he is accused of?

      Roy - 2012-05-05 07:49

      What weed are you smoking you moron?

      Ro - 2012-05-05 08:26

      He was an apartheid cop!!!

      Derek Gerber - 2012-05-07 17:18

      George not so brightons! Are you for real dude, of is jy 'n waterkoppie?

      Derek Gerber - 2012-05-07 17:19

      Naked Gun in action!

  • Tony - 2012-05-04 18:51

    Remember that the ANC does not care what most people read in the media because most of their voters do not read the media that criticizes the ANC. Their voters read the daily Sun/ Son and watch SABC TV. What they say on the podiums is believed by their voters.

      Lazarus - 2012-05-04 19:17

      You forgot the Ilanga newspaper

      Innocent - 2012-05-04 19:36

      Agree Tony,most peaples always watch SABC Tv

      Innocent - 2012-05-04 19:36

      Agree Tony,most peaples always watch SABC Tv

      Innocent - 2012-05-04 19:37

      Agree Tony,most peaples always watch SABC Tv

  • bheki.dingiswayo - 2012-05-04 18:53

    Nyambose, musa ukudlala ngathi. What should we believe? The fact that there is not proof yet does not necessarily mean these allegations are falls.

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-04 19:51

      And charges laid were withdrawn without any explanation. There's too much information in the public domain for govt. to wriggle out of this with any credibility.

  • Grace - 2012-05-04 19:03

    What a load of cr@p! Who or what are you protecting Mthethwa?

  • Thando - 2012-05-04 19:20

    Come on Mr Minister would u really confirm th allegations if they where true??.....

  • SA - 2012-05-04 19:26

    thieves will thieves, how can expect our citizens to abide by the law if they cant - what a bloody disgrace our leadership is!!!!!!!

  • Anton Cloete - 2012-05-04 19:28

    Covering up the cover up, as usual.

  • Innocent - 2012-05-04 19:29

    Mr Mthethwa are ellected by president to overseen a police department.The first moral duty is to act agently to allegation to Mr Mdluli because it is in public domain, my heart is ponding looking my country sinking to fraud

  • Grace - 2012-05-04 20:00

    Mthethwa that photo shot of you looks like you just seen Malema for the first time with a condom on his head hahaha... Can't wait for the ZAPIRO cartoon!!! Now SA has a shower head AND a condom Kop

  • Zahir - 2012-05-04 20:03

    Deny that is the standard response by govt when u have something to hide

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-04 21:25

    Go work for that magazine that begins with a F.. they will protect you.

  • Rob - 2012-05-04 21:30

    MMMM, the louder they shout the less convincing they sound!

  • Bertus - 2012-05-04 21:31

    And in other news - a flock of flying horses has again disrupted flights at the OR Tambo airport. Officials say that experts in this field are now being called to investigate the matter and how to remove the flying horses.

  • ThaboShakuNews24 - 2012-05-05 02:08

    Lying again!

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-05-05 06:51

    This is exactery why they want POIB the fothermuckers don't have to dismiss / deny anything..they may then do as they please!! Not gonna happen!! Same as e-tolling...a still born baby!!

  • Roy - 2012-05-05 07:47

    What a bunch of thieving,corrupt ANC government people are ruining this once beautiful country. All these crooks are covering up their own thieving by appointing people who are a just as corrupt as they are so that they can stay in government and never be investigated and carry on enriching themselves and living the good life while the "sheep" who keep voting for the ANC,live in squalor.

  • DrGonzoSA - 2012-05-05 07:55

    If Mduli has nothing to hide then why is he so scared of an investigation? And Mthethwa should really be careful what she says as she is destined to look even more silly when all the sh** comes out in the wash later

  • Mambotho - 2012-05-05 10:04

    and the lies continue...

  • Johnnie - 2012-05-05 10:28

    What else could the Minister say. He must back up his friend(?). How can an criminal investigation just be stopped, without ever having been to a court, especially if it is a murder investigation.

  • robert.a.leith - 2012-05-05 20:41

    Does this Government not understand that the man on the street does not believe a word it says. The old Nat Government was corrupt , but this present Government is busy perfecting it . They are not sorry that they are corrupt they are sorry that have been caught/ Alex

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