Pretoria – A task team that was appointed by the Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa to investigate the allegations made in a letter written by Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli, has completed its work and provided a report to the minister.
“The letter alluded to some conspiracy theory and named former National Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele; Head of Hawks Lieutenant General Anwa Dramat; Operational Services Head Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya, and Gauteng Provincial Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Mzwandile Petros as ganging up against him.
“The allegations were so serious as they further suggested the meddling of policing functions in politics,” said a statement issued by the Ministry of Police on Thursday.
The task team has found no evidence suggesting that the above-mentioned senior police officials were involved in any kind of conspiracy against Mdluli.
“The conclusion and findings are that the officials accused by Lieutenant General Mdluli of working together against him had acted professionally, in good faith and with due care and regard for the sensitivity of the matter.
“Furthermore, the team concluded that the source which gave Lieutenant General Mdluli such information could not corroborate its information,” read the statement.
The terms of reference for the task team, which was headed by Chief State Law Adviser Enver Daniels, were to collate information, including the letter, as well as consultation with all the people mentioned in the letter, and thereafter provide in-depth analysis and compile a final report.
The team had a period of one month to conduct the investigation and they completed their work within the stipulated period.
The minister thanked the team for their dedication to the investigation and finalising the report, as well as the affected parties for their cooperation during the process. – SAnews