No evidence of Mdluli conspiracy

2012-07-05 15:15

Johannesburg - No evidence has been found of a conspiracy by senior policemen against sidelined crime intelligence boss Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli, the police ministry said on Thursday.

"The task team has found no evidence suggesting that... senior police officials were involved in any kind of conspiracy," said ministerial spokesperson Zweli Minisi.

Mdluli had claimed that axed police chief Bheki Cele, Hawks commander Lieutenant General Anwa Dramat, operational services head Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya, and Gauteng police chief Lieutenant General Mzwandile Petros had ganged up against him.

"The allegations were so serious as they further suggested the meddling of policing functions in politics," said Mnisi.

He said Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa established a task team to investigate the claims on May 11.

Mdluli is currently not allowed to work as a police officer following an order by the North Gauteng High Court, to allow for a review of his suspension and reinstatement and of the withdrawal of criminal charges against him.

  • Ben - 2012-07-05 15:22

    Who believed him in the first place. Some people think that all others are fools.

      procold2 - 2012-07-05 15:40

      ja ben, as stupid as it sounds sombody must have otherwise they would not have investigated his claims, they are all gullable at that level. - 2012-07-05 15:48

      Whenever they're caught out, they always cry foul.

      Christelle - 2012-07-05 16:02

      Honestly, is this now a way for him to try and sidetrack from the real issue - that he is meddling with taxpayers money? Gosh, if they don't use illness to stay out of jail, they use "uhhhh, the people are against me" Joke! Again!Actually, Still!!

      Godfrey - 2012-07-05 16:16

      @Ben...well he managed to fool Zuma, who protected him.

      Ben - 2012-07-05 16:27

      Godfrey, that could not have been difficult.

      scouter.fourone - 2012-07-05 16:38

      I just choked on my cofee - Hello Zimbabwe.

      Godfrey - 2012-07-05 17:04

      @Ben....too true!!!

  • Gavin - 2012-07-05 15:22

    the truth will set you free, lies will get you a high profile job with the ANC...

  • ernest.gouws - 2012-07-05 16:16

    In my days in the military, the rank of "General" was earned, not dished out to every wanker and his mate.

      scouter.fourone - 2012-07-05 16:42

      Quite right Ernest - and we actually trusted their judgement even under fire in very inhospitable places.

      atholl.canterbury - 2012-07-05 16:45

      In the African context, the word 'General' has a unique meaning. === something like a synonym for 'Great', 'Masterful', 'Influential', 'respectful' etc... === Some great, masterful, respectful African Generals include General Idi Amin

  • felican - 2012-07-05 16:49

    UGH - I am so sick of all the corruption and the bleating sheep.... The stable doors were left wide open now all trying to rope the runt stallion back in.... A Little too late - the Prize Mare has already been covered and will spawn the runt's offspring...

  • david.mlambo.77 - 2012-07-05 17:07

    If u rise to stardom through dubious methods you will always think life is conspiracy, where as if you are academically equiped words such as PLOT

  • ditoare.gypsy - 2012-07-05 17:09

    Interlligent BOSS lieutenent GENERAL.... If you read the potfolio of this character (the above four words) no wonder Zuma is so scared of this guy.

  • scouter.fourone - 2012-07-05 18:49

    Start sweating Richard, start sweating - you are about to be hung out to dry.

      john.bucknall.1 - 2012-07-06 04:35

      I bet his liver is already failing.

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