Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on Tuesday said she will conduct a preliminary investigation into allegations of abuse of power levelled against suspended policeman Richard Mdluli.
The complaint was lodged by Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale through his legal representatives.
This after the former Crime Intelligence boss compiled a report in which he claimed Sexwale was part of a plot to oust President Jacob Zuma.
Madonsela said she will engage with both the Inspector General of Intelligence Faith Radebe and with organisation Freedom Under Law.
In April, the protector said she would wait for Radebe to conclude her own investigation into Mdluli's alleged abuse of a Crime Intelligence slush fund.
Meanwhile, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said he was concerned with negative perceptions of the police force.
"We must make sure management is clean."
Mthethwa was addressing the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru)’s crime summit in Boksburg on Gauteng’s East Rand.
He spoke about issues of corruption, police killings and public order policing.
But he refused to entertain any questions about Mdluli and acting Police Commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi's decision to suspend him.