Minister Mthethwa calls for immediate Auditor General investigation
8 Apr 2012The Minister of Police, Nathi Mthethwa has noted in a very serious light, media allegations about him personally and inappropriately benefitting at state’s expense. Accordingly, he has now telephonically requested the Auditor General to investigate these allegations and will be formally writing to him urgently.
According to an article in today’s City Press newspaper headlined “Police Minister’s slush fund secret” serious allegations are made that renovations at his private house were paid for, as well as a car purchased on his behalf from a crime intelligence secret service account. The article further refers to “sources” with knowledge of the minister’s alleged involvement in the slush fund probe. We hope this investigation will unmask those behind these continuous false accusations against the minister and their motives.
Minister Mthethwa wishes to reiterate that no state funds were used in renovating his private residence or those of his immediate relatives. He has also not seen or used the Mercedes Benz car that is falsely attributed to him. The only involvement of the police was conducting a security threat analysis around the house once it was completed.
We hope these allegations are not confusing security measures of which he, like any other Cabinet Minister, is entitled to.
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Issued by: South African Police Service
8 Apr 2012
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