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.

  • Jonathan.Banks.SA - 2011-10-19 09:16


      rbphiri - 2011-10-19 09:36

      This shouldn't come as a suprise, usually people in that position have a tendency of abusing the power of their position.

      Leon - 2011-10-19 09:42

      well he most properly got some tips from the old security police they also picked up and never dropped off again

      Ann - 2011-10-19 09:42

      Perhaps he received "on the job" training in crime "intelligence" ... :)

      Dirk - 2011-10-19 09:58

      What we have seen and what has been revealed, is only the "ears of the hippo"- and that is enough to make any thinking person, sick.(even the non thinking)

  • Alva - 2011-10-19 09:21

    No wonder crime is out of hand in RSA! Our top cops involved in murders, drug cartels and fraud! Heaven help us!

      Alva - 2011-10-19 09:22

      How did Mdludi get the appointment in the first place?

      Thelma - 2011-10-19 09:33

      Through a friend of a friend of the then President!

  • Larry - 2011-10-19 09:23

    This guy needs to be caged and put on display.

  • Garth - 2011-10-19 10:35

    Yesterday or the day before, a young would-be thief was assaulted by a crowd; only surviving because he was rescued by the police. There are other similar incidents of vigilantism - 2 thieves thrown off a cliff, etc, - that make heartening reading. Heartening only because it means the people are tired of the ineffectual police and thereby the government. When they will make their dissatisfaction of the anc known, by not voting for them, remains to be seen, but more incidents of vigilantism are going to occur. My question is this: why do these vigilantes not aim for the real criminals and dispense some justice their way? This Mduli could do with a good old-fashioned sjambokking in public. And then, as a public official he would be tarred and feathered, then hanged for the crime of murder. Why do the common people pick on their peers and not on their so-called leaders? Because, they admire a fat-cat in a suit, driving a fancy car and they aspire to be that person, regardless of how that person achieved its wealth. Only when the `majority voters' of this country have opened their eyes and shed their ignorance, shall this country be on track to be civilised once more.

  • Jackie - 2011-10-19 10:36

    he ran his department like a fiefdom. absolute power corrupts absolutely.

  • pmogala - 2011-10-19 10:56

    Does ANC has real leadership?

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