Commission to probe Richard Mdluli's protracted disciplinary process
Suspended Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli was suspended in 2011 following his arrest on charges related to the 18-year-old murder of Oupa Ramogibe.
CAPE TOWN - The Public Service Commission has agreed to the Democratic Alliance (DA)'s request for an investigation into suspended Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli's protracted disciplinary process.
Mdluli was suspended in 2011 following his arrest on charges related to the 18-year-old murder of Oupa Ramogibe.
Since then, he has been earning a full salary with benefits.
Mdluli has cost the taxpayer around R8.3 million since his suspension in May 2011, according to Police Minister Fikile Mbalula.
DA MP Zak Mbhele says it's a waste of public funds.
“We welcome this step to shed some light on the matter and make findings that will hopefully enforce accountability. It’s a clear case of maladministration and a waste of public funds, given that he’s been on paid suspension and receiving bonuses for complete non-performance.”
The Public Service Commission will investigate why, after six years, a disciplinary process has not yet been concluded.