- Dhanajaya Naidoo claims that former crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli not only enjoyed questionable perks but also hired family members at the entity
- The top crime intelligence official claimed that over R5 million had been spent on salaries for Mdluli's relatives
- Mdluli allegedly received R7 000 a month renting his posh house out as a 'safe house', according to Naidoo
Dhanajaya Naidoo says that between March 2010 and October 2011, Richard Mdluli's relatives were paid over R5 million as agents for Crime Intelligence.
News24 reports that Naidoo had been testifying on the looting of the Secret Service account and had been Mdluli's relatives' handler.
The crime boss had spent millions in state funds on his family's salaries, medical expenses, vehicles, hiring a safe house and other claims.
Out of seven family members identified only by code names, only two could not be confirmed as Mdluli's relatives.
Naidoo had handled all the administrative issues pertaining to these 'agents' but says he had no idea what they did for the entity:
"On numerous occasions, I had to deal with them regarding payment of salaries, reconciling petrol claims. On most occasions they were not at the office, they would be at home or the mall shopping. It was rare to find them at the office."
TimesLIVE reports that a deal to rent out Mdluli's Western Cape home as a 'safe house' had seen the crime intelligence boss pocketing R7 000 a month.
Naidoo had been tasked with collecting the rent, which was set at R8 500, and handing it over to Mdluli. The remaining R1 500 was reportedly a 'fee' for Mdluli's friend who owned the property, says Naidoo.
The flat was furnished by Naidoo to the tune of R50 000 using secret service funds. Another property in Boksburg was also leased through Mdluli's 'personal friend' but was used exclusively by the intelligence head.
Naidoo says he spent R100 000 to purchase furniture and appliances for the house meant to be used as a safe house.
Briefly.co.za reported that Naidoo had accused journalist Ranjeni Munusamy of benefiting from the same secret slush fund, having her car paid off and even services using state funding.
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