Looted millions and jobs for pals: Zondo hears how the Mdluli rot set in
Investigator details how cash pilfered from a slush fund was lavished on top brass and the politically connected
The police’s crime intelligence secret service account was used as a cash cow to launder tens of millions used to pay for lavish cars, overseas flights, accommodation and home security upgrades for the division’s top brass and politically connected individuals.
The looting of the fund was orchestrated during former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli’s tenure between 2009 and 2012, and involved senior officials in his division including former finance officer Solomon Lazarus.
Their alleged actions, which also include nepotism, sparked 11 investigations of fraud, corruption and money laundering, none of which have gone through the courts, mostly because crime intelligence has been slow to declassify related documents...