Thursday, March 31, 2011

Arrest Warrant out for Police Intelligence Boss

Arrest warrant out for police intelligence boss....


Johannesburg - A warrant of arrest has been issued for the head of police crime intelligence General Richard Mdluli, police said on Wednesday.

"Yes there is a warrant and the police are acting on it," Colonel Vish Naidoo said. "I can't confirm what it is for."

The City Press newspaper reported earlier in March that tension between National Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele and Mdluli was "sky high" after two police "spies" raided the public protector’s office.

Cele was reported to be livid when he found out about the "unannounced visit" to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s Pretoria office.

Police management suspended the two counter-intelligence officers who conducted the raid.

"An inside source told City Press that tension between Cele and Mdluli had been simmering for a while, with Mdluli being seen by Cele and his supporters as the last senior official left in the police from the Jackie Selebi era," the newspaper reported.

Eyewitness News reported that the warrant was secured over a 1999 murder and that Mdluli would hand himself over to police.

Mdluli was promoted from deputy head of Gauteng police to head of national crime intelligence on July 1 2009 by the then acting police chief Tim Williams.

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