Hawks lay complaint against NPA's Mrwebi

2013-09-29 16:22


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Johannesburg - The Hawks have laid a criminal complaint against an NPA official for the dropping of corruption charges against suspended police crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli, City Press reported on Sunday.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Bulelwa Makeke confirmed to the newspaper that a complaint of defeating the ends of justice had been lodged against specialised commercial crimes unit head Lawrence Mrwebi.

She told City Press the docket was "under consideration" and that an investigation into the matter still needed to be concluded.

In November 2011 Mrwebi issued instructions to withdraw corruption charges against Mdluli.

On Monday the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria overturned the withdrawal of charges against Mdluli. Judge John Murphy ordered that the criminal and disciplinary charges against Mdluli be reinstated. He described Mrwebi's decision as illegal and irrational.

City Press reported that a Hawks investigating officer involved in the criminal case against Mdluli laid the complaint.

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