Claims of turf war among police top brass
The relationship between the National Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and his deputy Fikile...
The relationship between the National Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and his deputy Fikile Mbalula is reported to have rapidly deteriorated. <?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"?>
The Sunday Independent reports that Mbalula was blocked from attending a media conference at the National Press Club this week.
The paper says Mthethwa demanded that Police Commissioner Bheki Cele attend the event in what appears to be a battle over publicity.
Reports surfaced a few weeks ago of tensions between Mthethwa, Mbalula and Cele.
However, these claims were blamed on evil forces within the police.
The press club has confirmed that the meeting was cancelled.