Mbalula: Mdluli exit needed for functional Crime Intelligence
National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole and Police Minister Fikile Mbalula made the announcement on Richard Mdluli's retirement at a briefing in Pretoria on Wednesday.
The general and Police Minister Fikile Mbalula made the announcement at a briefing in Pretoria on Wednesday.
Mdluli has been on fully-paid suspension for about seven years and believed to have helped President Jacob Zuma.
Sitole says Mdluli had a choice of returning to work while internal investigation continued or resign.
“He chose he an early leave from the service which I then granted. And that early leave goes with the benefits, the pensions that he’s entitled to.”
Mbalula says the purpose was to make way for a permanent Crime Intelligence boss.
“It is in the interest of the Republic of South Africa that we’ve got a crime intelligence body that has got leadership, that can function.”
Mbalula also announced the process to appoint a permanent head of the Hawks is underway.
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