JOHANNESBURG - The Minister of Human Settlements, Tokyo Sexwale, laid a complaint against former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli on Friday.
Sexwale requested that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela investigate the controversial policeman’s alleged abuse of power.
Madonsela's spokesperson Kgalalelo Masibi confirmed the request.
“Minister Tokyo Sexwale has asked the Public Protector to investigate possible abuse of power and state resources against the recently shifted head of crime intelligence.”
It emerged this week, that Mdluli and General Solly Lazarus, finance head of the crime intelligence unit, were served with notices of the police service’s intent to suspend them.
The pair has seven to 14 days to respond and tell their bosses why they should not be suspended.
Last week, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced that Mdluli would be moved from his post in crime intelligence to the operations division.
Mdluli is accused of nepotism and abusing funds from the crime intelligence unit, to buy two BMW cars.
He is also alleged to have been involvement in a decade-old love triangle which led to the murder of Oupa Ramogibe.
(Edited by Thato Motaung)