S Africa: Sexwale demands investigation of Mdluli over Zuma plot reports

Mail and Guardian

In response to a report fingering ANC leaders in a plot to unseat President Zuma, Sexwale has asked for Richard Mdluli to be investigated.

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has been asked by Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale to investigate the possible abuse of authority and state resources by former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

“The objective… is to leave no stone unturned in establishing the truth around this saga and… to ensure that the tendency to use state resources to pursue party political positions is stemmed out,” the Human Settlements ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

Sexwale made the request because of allegations made by Mdluli in a report where he fingered a number of ANC leaders who were allegedly part of a plot to unseat President Jacob Zuma.

“Minister Sexwale, whose name was mentioned as ostensibly central to the alleged plot, through his lawyers—Mkhabela Huntley Adekeye—has lodged a complaint with the office of the Public Protector to investigate the matter,” the statement said.

Last year, Mdluli claimed that former president Thabo Mbeki’s “camp” was trying to take over crime intelligence ahead of the ANC’s elective conference in Manguang later this year.  Read more…

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