Sexwale lashes out over Mdluli

2012-06-04 08:10

Johannesburg - Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale has lashed out at government over the way it handled the suspension of former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli, it was reported on Monday.

The Times reported that Sexwale, who was speaking at the Rhema Bible Church in Mthatha, Eastern Cape on Sunday, said the Mdluli saga had resulted in a loss in the public's confidence in the justice system.

"There is concern about the evidence of political interference and partiality [to benefit] Mdluli," he said.

"We put people in authority and we get terrified of them. You fear an MEC, a mayor, a minister. You fear premiers, you fear the president... South Africa cannot be reduced to a country of fear where we fear to speak."

Mdluli was suspended for the third time on Sunday when the Johannesburg Labour Court ruled that a court order setting aside Mdluli's suspension last Friday be rescinded.

Sexwale praised police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi for pursuing Mdluli's suspension.

"Major people are quiet, but this cop says: 'If there's a corrupt cop and his friends are stealing your money.. then we should jail this cop'. Praise the Lord for Mkhwanazi," he said.

  • Vince - 2012-06-04 08:24

    it's a circus... Bunch of clowns suspending and reinstating one another. Yes, thank God for Mkhwanazi

      NrGx - 2012-06-04 16:07

      Thing is, we know Sexwale wants zumas job, and we know he look after his own best interest. Heres my problem, if an uneducated buffoon can loot and steal as much as zumas administration has done, just imaging the level of corruption, nepotism and theft a highly educated businessman can achieve. Worrisome to say the least.

      Hettie - 2012-06-05 11:06

      Yes a joke, we have no army,no police, no navy, no airforce,no hospitals,no houses,no emergency services,actually no service at all, no schools no houses,no water no elctricity,what did anybody get in nearly 18 years,highly skilled corrupt government you included Tokyo,dont change your story now as you all do before the elections,but rest assured youre people will vote for you again as usual. We will have to wait for the educated youth of S.A. to stand up against the ANC and their cronies but we will have to wait longer because the ANC will see to it that there is no decent schooling and education for them. I cant wait for the day that I can say I am proud of my country once more.

  • danny.archer.589 - 2012-06-04 08:25

    Don't look now, but that's the first salvo at Mangaung.

  • Mark - 2012-06-04 08:26

    Sexwale! Sunshine - your whole Government is built on run on these lines of corruption, fraud, nepotism, protectionism and unaccountability. Only because of upcoming ANC elections are somne people in the ANC opening their mouths. What about the rest of the time - you all walk around with blinkers on and make every issue into a race issue or blame every issue on "apartheid" and rectifying the "ills" of the past. you have been ruling for 18 years now - you only have yourselves to blame for the corruption, fraud, nepotism and protectionism.

      Don.Tandy - 2012-06-04 11:22

      Anarchy Nepotism Corruption

      Kennedy - 2012-06-05 10:41

      juju wanted you to speak you kept quite bt now he is gone you are starting to speak how how

  • frikdt - 2012-06-04 08:30

    Yes Tokyo, the Mdluli saga has resulted in a loss in the public's confidence in the justice system, just like the Shabir Shaik saga, and the drop-all-charges against Zuma saga, etc. etc. Question is, why wait until now to speak up - maybe because it suits his agenda running for the ANC leadership?

  • nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-06-04 08:30

    Sexwale we all know you want Zumas job, you are like your comrade Melama, you want power & money & will even betray your own (useless) party to get it, man you are a snake.

      Bless Boswell - 2012-06-04 08:56

      He has money - probably more than he can spend in a lifetime. I don't think he is motivated by it.

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-06-04 09:10

      you will be surprised, stinking rich people are always worrying about their money, & they can't seem to have enough, if its not money thats motivating him, then its power & his ego, I don't believe for one second that Sexwale is in it to help the poor, or to create jobs or to fix the broken education system, I think he is in it for himself, much like Zuma.

      MefrouwPoefparra - 2012-06-04 09:28

      He is motivated by good old fashioned African greed. It knows no limits.

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-06-04 09:34

      like Mugabe

      Ta.Lepzen - 2012-06-04 16:33

      Nigel whatever his intentions are he has a point, this Mdluli saga is costing us the taxpayers we paying his huge salary, court case we can't go on like this

  • Thoka - 2012-06-04 08:32

    POLITICS IN CHURCH. Amen to Mkhwanazi for not backing down.

  • Arthur - 2012-06-04 08:35

    Tokyo is my favourite city, might become my favourite politician as well!

  • nina.ignjatov - 2012-06-04 08:36

    Sexwale confidence in lost in you too. And you wanting to run for president, please NO!!!

  • Rupert - 2012-06-04 08:38

    I wonder ..if we must polygraph all cops in this country wiht just ONE question AE " have you as policeman ever been involved in criminal activity" many will pass the test??

      Christian J Denyschen - 2012-06-04 08:52


      Barry - 2012-06-04 09:44

      In all fairness there are good cops out there busting their chops to try and make a difference, protecting & serving the community. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE GOOD COPS OUT THERE, but it's time to flush out the crap, no matter who reports to them and who they report to...

  • Louis - 2012-06-04 08:43

    Don't worry, most of us just got confirmation for the lack of confidence we already had in the justice system. Not too much harm done.

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-06-04 08:45

    The justice system is almost non existant and must be viewed as a failure by the people of this country. Our jails are full of awaiting trial prisoners and when trials are started too many are postponed and carry on for months on end. escapes are rife, dockets go missing ad infinitem and the list goes on. Then to top it all a judge president of dubious background is appointed. What more needs to be said!!

  • Desi Moodley - 2012-06-04 08:46

    yes i agree with Mr. Sexwale. Similarly why is nothing being done about the high level of corruption in the Durban Metro Police. The corrupt senior officials make Mdluli look innocent. The Manase report exposed it all. Yet corrupt politicians protect them.

  • Johannes - 2012-06-04 08:50

    You just like Zuma speak to what the public wants to hear. We all know they are corrupt to the core and you pointing it out and then nothing happening about it is worth nothing. The whole bunch is rotten and should be sent away.

  • chazfury - 2012-06-04 08:51

    Ja, ja. running for top position. Just to be the top guy who can be the first in line to get his hands in the money coffers.

      Jacqui - 2012-06-04 14:51

      While he sits sipping wine on his large stoep of his fablous house on his fabulous wine farm in Franshoek he affirms to himself, "I am the chosen one".

  • jackie.stone.501 - 2012-06-04 08:52

    This Mdluli is problematic, please unleash the Malema on him

      Alan - 2012-06-04 09:25

      Sorry, who is 'Malema' again?

      Charnelle - 2012-06-04 20:33

      Jackie, I had to chuckle, you just gave birth to a R 100 000 000 phrase! I will take it with me to the grave! Unleash the Malema! LOL.

  • Ryno - 2012-06-04 09:03

    "We put people in authority and we get terrified of them. You fear an MEC, a mayor, a minister. You fear premiers, you fear the president... South Africa cannot be reduced to a country of fear where we fear to speak." now-a-days we wear the arts also!!

  • Ryno - 2012-06-04 09:04

    *fear (typo)

  • Harold - 2012-06-04 09:12

    Mr Sexwale if you really care and want to do the country a service. I think you need to get out of the ANC and through off the shackles that they have placed on you. Walk over to a political party thats fits your needs and build it up into the ruling party with decent leaders. If you cant do that then stay a puppet of the ANC. We voters will go somewhere elseand watch you waste your talents.

  • Winifred - 2012-06-04 09:22

    Tokyo, perhaps you should go our in the streets more often, the people are fed up with everything the anc has run at the moment, We have no confidence in the police or the justice system, everything therein gets rigged, Infact, justice in the country is only one sided. Everything is rigged, the people have seen through the anc's looking glass and its time to stop the rot. We are looking for an honest leader, somebody who is not hellbent on padding his own pockets. We want a strong leader, who will put competant people in the right jobs, not because he owes comrades for support. Time to stop this BBBBBBBEEEEEEEEEEEE nonsense because this is now discimination. There is no racism in the streets, its your top government officials that are spewing it. You are seen as bullies, we get bullied into everything. Catch a wake up call before the people act against you

  • khwezi.ndawonde - 2012-06-04 09:25

    how come someone who is been link to fraud, corruption, murder is still working is he intimidating them, Cele was suspende by Zuma immediately,was Cele suspended because he had suspended Mdluli? Jacob Gedlehlekisa Zuma do the right thing for our beloved country, get rid of Mdluli

  • Johnny31456 - 2012-06-04 09:31

    Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi for President! The only problem he will have is that there will be so few of his cabinet ministers and high-ranking political allies left to work with - when everybody is fired, the ANC will become a small opposition party within South Africa... The ruling party will then be the NANCCC (New ANC Corrupted Comrades) party.

      Barry - 2012-06-04 10:39

      As things stand now ANC - African National Catastrophe !!!

  • MefrouwPoefparra - 2012-06-04 09:32

    And Ray McCauley has wormed his way onto the gravy train. More boodle for him.

  • Rob - 2012-06-04 09:40

    Now I get it....the increasing media coverage of nespotism, inefficiency, and corruption is a deliberate tactic to give the holier than before candidates a platform to preach a new begining. Just another soccer match display I credibility if you have a couple of working brain cells.

  • Beverley - 2012-06-04 10:12

    We certainly need drastic measures to maintain the public opinion of the police services, this is something which affects each and every citizen of the republic, and cannot under any circimstances be pushed aside for political advancement of a few.

  • Loo - 2012-06-04 10:20

    AT least he is a capitalist and realizes that South Africa needs capitalism IOW. money to fix what is wrong. We need a president that understands business and not just thrive on unsustainable populism. socialism and communism. (In that order)

      Rob - 2012-06-04 12:32

      The problem is Loo that the anc is commited to COLLECTIVISM, and that is populism, socialism, and communism...maybe not in that order. And then collectivism is defended by the myth of ubuntu.

  • twetwisa - 2012-06-04 10:36

    One dnt hv 2b Tokyo's frnd or b in his faction within th anc 2c th guy is tellin th truth,by th way Tokyo does'nt hv 2b a prophet 2c tht this merry-go-around situation its a problematic in this country

      alansmartSnr - 2012-06-04 17:21

      @ twetwisa... I'm giving you a thumbs down cos 1. You seem to be underage and if not, then get a adult life and leave your "mix it" lingo for the babies and retarded... still dont know what you trying to dribble!

  • Shaunzn - 2012-06-04 10:44

    uhmm lets pause with the Mdluli suspension when is #JubJub going to jail? that's what i want to know, its been forever but still things keep getting postponed. why is it that when its something concerning MP's its always quick but when its regular people it can take years, dont know about you guys but the constitution that i was introduced to said we are all equal in the eyes of the law but apparently according to our government and their connections we are not.

  • Roger - 2012-06-04 12:05

    Praise the Lord for Mkhwanazi," he said. Poli-religion? What is the relationship between the ANC and The Rhema Church?

      Mbavhalelo - 2012-06-04 13:06

      Roger if u are a christian u cannot ask what is de relationship between de church of God and politicians unless u are an immature one or an unbeliever, yes to combrade Sexwale praise de lord for de police chief Mkwanazi amen. We not going 2 vote ur DA. Ur DA will ruin BEE and dey will never adress de land question so forget it, bloody capitalist

  • Andre - 2012-06-04 12:24

    Tokes..if you have any intelligence vote DA, but I think you are power hungry, saying all the right things now.

  • puse.mabuza - 2012-06-04 12:29

    Mr Sexwale you are not so innocent too. Now you just erupted from nowhere like a volcano. All of you are corrupt.

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-06-04 14:47

    I seem to recall the good lord saying something about his house being turned into a den of thieves. Seems that ray macauley is doing the same, allowing politicians the use of the pulpit to garner votes. Well done ray, I am sure jesus is proud of you. So tell us, is the anc giving you financial benefits, or do you harbour political ambitions?

      Mbavhalelo - 2012-06-04 18:56

      Jesus did not say politicians were thieves. Just do not judge cos u do not knw what God said 2 pastor Ray

      vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-06-04 20:16

      I see ray's letters to the papers. They are happening with greater frequency. While I appreciate religious leaders getting actively involved in social issues, they should steer clear of political issues. Do not be naive - politicians are stealing our taxes everyday - allow a politician to speak and you are allowing a thief to preach. And of course I will judge this ray character, because he is not the chosen one. He is a self-promoting male bimbo who allows zuma and other anc members to use this so-called divine pulpit to preach politics. God may be stupid sometimes, but not so stupid as to tell ray to entertain crime in the church, surely!

      Mbavhalelo - 2012-06-05 17:16

      If God talk u 2 speak like dat den go ahead. I may not like politician speaking @ church but I happen not 2 knw every opinion of God regarding de matter at hand but even if I had evidence dat ps Ray was @ fault I would resort 2 de Davidic thought partten who knew dat he was going 2 be king in Saul's place but refused 2 touch Saul who was already in bad books with de Lord and david knw it but refused 2 touch de anointed one. So my brother ps Ray was anointed by God. If he is in error it is not for us 2 lambast him on public platforms and in dis issue u cannot even tell me dat God told u dat His servant is in error

      vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-06-06 05:32

      How does god speak to us? Through signs in the sky? I doubt it. More likely through our thoughts and feelings. You have a good feeling about ray allowing politicians to hijack his pulpit. I have a bad feeling. One of us is using logic and the other listening to god. Fair enough - we will never agree. But do not put ray on a pedestal and shield him. He is a publically controversial person. If he cannot take criticism, then he must not go public. He's a big boy - he can take it. If all else fails, then his god or the anc will protect him :-)

  • Jacqui - 2012-06-04 14:47

    Never heard a word by Tokyo about Shabir Sheik, and Selebi. Never heard a word from him about the painting fiasco. Never heard a word from him about children being educated under trees and people without water. So I will just take what he has to say with a sack of salt.

  • Willem - 2012-06-04 15:57

    Mr Sexwale, it is not the only case that make people lose their confidence in the justice system.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-04 19:45


  • songezo.kilani - 2012-06-05 01:56

    Hey tokyo how much for a gram of coke?

  • Barry - 2012-06-05 07:56

    Dear Editor, why was I censored?

  • jacques.joubert.swart - 2012-06-05 11:17

    Actually, the oublic lost it's confidence in the justice system ever since that time a few years ago when charges against Zuma was just dropped. Also recall that elderly man who got shot at with an Uzzi? Charges dropped for 'lack of evidence' even though they had the man's car, with 3 bullet holes in it, his AND other eyewitness testimonies. So sorry, Tokyo, this is but another installment in a long series of corrupt filth that's spilled over into the public domain.

  • lynne.barker.7 - 2012-06-06 05:43

    Why are these ANC people speaking at churches - that is the pastor's job to teach the people about God. The ANC are corrupt to the core and they want to corrupt innocent people now!! Dont' get conned by them!!

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