Mdluli linked to more murder, kidnap cases

2011-10-19 09:12
Johannesburg - A number of murder and kidnapping cases linked to suspended crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli are being investigated, some for the first time, according to a report on Wednesday.

Included in the new investigations were the disappearance of people believed to be crime intelligence informants from Vosloorus on the East Rand more than 13 years ago, the Times newspaper reported.

According to the newspaper a senior Hawks team had been ordered to probe the involvement of Mdluli and one of his co-accused in the murder case, Colonel Nkosana Ximba.

Over the past few months investigators had been gathering evidence and compiling dockets, including taking statements from families of the missing people, victims and police officers who worked with Mdluli and Ximba when they were stationed in Vosloorus.

One of the cases being investigated was the disappearance of two men from their homes in Vosloorus in 1998.

Lunga Khumalo and Thulani Shoba, aged 21 and 24 respectively at the time, were last seen by relatives when Ximba allegedly picked them up from their homes in a police car. Their families had been pleading for help in finding their sons for years, to no avail.

Unnamed "sources close to the investigations" were quoted as saying that it was "a matter of time" before more criminal activity was uncovered.

Mdluli and three others were expected to go on trial in the High Court in Johannesburg in April next year on charges of intimidation, kidnapping, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, murder, attempted murder, and conspiracy to commit murder.

They are accused of involvement in a decade-old love triangle murder. Mdluli faces an additional charge of defeating or obstructing the course of justice.
Read more on:    police  |  richard mdluli

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


One man's $1 million vision for an eco Africa

When you combine environment, entrepreneurship and technology its pure genius. Meet the genius behind Eco-Fuel Africa, Sanga Moses.



China's air pollution at doomsday levels
Hurricanes, earthquakes and floods – What climate change really means for us
Moving short film on ivory trade
10 Tips for Greener Shopping

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

The pace may be slow today and you may struggle to get things off the ground level, but it is important to focus on the more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.