Mdluli suffering from emotional stress
Controversial policeman Richard Mdluli has reportedly claimed to be suffering from emotional stress.
JOHANNESBURG - Controversial policeman Richard Mdluli has reportedly claimed to be suffering from emotional stress.
On Friday he told the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) that he has not received a notice of intention to suspend him, but rather he has been on sick leave.
Mdluli also insists he has not received a notice of intention to suspend him.
Mdluli and his ally, Solly Lazarus, have reportedly received the letter this week, they now have seven to 14 days to respond and tell their bosses why they should not be suspended.
Lazarus previously faced internal disciplinary charges for allegedly plundering the crime intelligence unit's secret service account.
Last week, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced that Mdluli would be moved from his post in crime intelligence to the operations division.
Lobby group, Freedom under Law, has gone to court to challenge Mdluli’s earlier reinstatement.
The group launched an urgent interdict to prevent Mdluli from working as a police officer pending the judicial review of a series of decisions relating to his recent reinstatement as head of Crime Intelligence of the South African Police Service (SAPS).
Mdluli was suspended in 2011 for his alleged involvement in the murder of Oupa Ramogibe and allegedly mismanaging crime intelligence funds.
The interdict will be heard on 5 June.
Earlier this week, Cosatu secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi warned the ANC to deal with the Mdluli saga decisively.
(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)