The internal disciplinary hearing against former Independent Police Investigative Directorate spokesperson Moses Dlamini in Pretoria was on Friday postponed until late September.
After news broke of controversial Gauteng Hawks boss Major General Prince Mokotedi’s involvement as chair of Dlamini’s hearing, Mokotedi was replaced by the National Prosecuting Authority’s Limpopopdirector of Public Prosecutions, Advocate Mokgadi Thenga.
Mokotedi’s replacement was confirmed by Ipid spokesperson Robbie Raburabu yesterday.
Yet the links to Lieutenant General Berning Ntlemeza remain.
In July, Thenga declined to prosecute Captain Thomas Rallele after Lieutenant Boitumelo Ramahlala accused Ntlemeza of defeating the ends of justice for failing to prosecute Rallele because of his alleged relationship with Ntlemeza’s daughter on the grounds of insufficient evidence.
Ramahlala writes in his affidavit he approached Ntlemeza early in 2012 with information that Rallele was using state vehicles to move goods obtained through house breaksins and other robberies.
“Eventually Ntlemeza instructed Brigadier Makushu to carry out an investigation,” said Ramahlala. The report found Rallele “had indeed made fraudulent entries into the vehicle registers of the state vehicles he utilised”.
Rallele was eventually arrested and “…dismissed two years ago, the same year the stolen phone was found in his possession, taken to court and his services were terminated from the SAPS during Ntlemeza’s time,” said Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangweni Mulaudzi in May, two years after Ramahlala approached Ntlemeza.
However, he never denied the relationship between Ntlemeza’s daughter and Rallele, saying only: “As for the alleged relationship between Rallele and Ntlemeza’s daughter, that is a personal issue which Ramahlaha will have to answer to himself.”
Mulaudzi, however, questioned: “Why has the country not been told the truth about his illegal escapades with a bogus police who operated from Seshego and Polokwane police stations as well his alleged involvement in a murder of a Nigerian man in Polokwane just to name a few?”
Dlamini is accused of being in contact with suspended Ipid head Robert McBride, McBride’s suspended legal adviser Pule Maoka, and also disparaging police minister Nkosinathi Nhleko and acting Ipid head Israel Kgamanyane in a series of emails.
Ipid’s acting chief director of corporate services Nomkhosi Netsianda – who recommended that Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu’s daughter Boniwe not be appointed deputy director of investigations in the Free State provincial office – was also suspended.
Much of Ipid’s top structure – including Ipid head Robert McBride – was suspended over the claimed alteration of a report into the rendition of five Zimbabweans.