Mdluli case on hold as probe continues
Johannesburg - The case against crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli and his co-accused was postponed in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court on Friday, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said.
NPA spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said the case was postponed for further investigation of a decade-old crime, implicating him and three others in a love triangle murder.
Mhaga said the postponement would also allow for a trial date to be set.
The four who were granted bail at their last appearance, would appear again on September 30.
Mdluli was granted bail of R20 000, while court orderly Samuel Dlomo, 49, Colonel Nkosana Sebastian Ximba, 38, and Lieutenant Colonel Mtunzi-Omhle Mthembeni Mtunzi, 52, got R10 000 bail each.
They all stand accused of killing Oupa Ramogibe in 1999.
They are also charged with intimidation, three counts of kidnapping, two counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, attempted murder, and conspiracy to commit murder.
Mdluli faces an additional charge of defeating and obstructing the course of justice.
Ramogibe, who married Mdluli's ex-lover, was allegedly told to leave her or he would be killed. He had opened an attempted murder case before his death.
At the time, Mdluli was the station commissioner at the Vosloorus police station in Boksburg, on the East Rand.
During his bail application, Mdluli claimed that the recent charges were part of a conspiracy against him.