Public Protector to conduct preliminary investigation on ‘abuse of power’ allegations levelled against Mdluli

Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela has decided to conduct a preliminary investigation into allegations of abuse of power levelled against suspended Head of Police Crime Intelligence Lieutenant-General Richard Mdluli, by the Minister of Human Settlement, Tokyo Sexwale.
This followed a complaint lodged by Minister Sexwale through his legal representatives pertaining to an alleged investigation and a resultant report thereof compiled or authorised by Lieutenant Mdluli, in which it is alleged that the Minister is part of a plot to oust President Jacob Zuma.
As part of the preliminary investigation, the Public Protector will engage with among others, the complainants in the Freedom Under Law (FUL) litigation to establish if the process includes allegations of abuse of office by Mdluli
The Public Protector will also engage with the Inspector General of Intelligence Adv. Faith Radebe, to assess progress made in the investigation of the matters referred to her
Last month, the Public Protector said she would wait for the Inspector-General of Intelligence to conclude her own investigation into Mdluli’s alleged abuse of the Secret Intelligence funds, before deciding on a request for an investigation made by the Democratic Alliance and the FW De Klerk foundation
For more information, contact
Kgalalelo Masibi
Spokesperson: Public Protector South Africa
Public Protector South Africa
(012) 366 7006
079 507 0399
Published Date: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012