S.Africa police spy boss suspended: report
5/27/2012 7:00:07 PM -
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - South Africa's freshly reinstated police spy boss was suspended again over fresh allegations in an ongoing love triangle murder inquest, a newspaper reported Sunday.
"The notice of suspension of General Mdluli has been served on General Mdluli's lawyer," police spokesman Lindela Mashigo said.
Mdluli was arrested last year over alleged involvement in the 1999 murder of his former lover's husband. He also faced charges of financial mismanagement, abuse of power and nepotism.
Mashigo said fresh accusations against Mdluli had emerged during the murder investigation.
The charges were provisionally withdrawn in March pending an investigation and Mdluli, an ally of President Jacob Zuma, went back to work as head of the police crime intelligence unit in April.
The graft-tainted top cop's return sparked an outcry amid police top brass and new allegations emerged that he had looted a fund meant for witness protection.
South Africa's police chief Bheki Cele has been suspended over his approval of a lease for a police office block.
His predecessor Jackie Selebi, a former Interpol president, is serving a 15-year jail sentence for accepting gifts from a convicted drug trafficker.
The repeated scandals have undermined public faith in police in South Africa, one of the most dangerous countries in the world outside of war zones.