Mdluli seeks financial assistance

2012-04-10 13:07
Johannesburg - Crime Intelligence boss Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli has applied for financial assistance from the State, his attorney said on Tuesday at an inquest hearing into the 13-year-old murder case.

"The matter is receiving attention," Ike Motloung said as he requested a postponement of the inquest being held in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court.

"I am optimistic that in a week or two, finality would be reached."

The inquiry heard that his alleged accomplices, court orderly Samuel Dlomo and Colonel Nkosana Sebastian Ximba, were also under financial constraints.

Criminal charges against Mdluli, Dlomo, Ximba, and Lieutenant Colonel Mtunzi-Omhle Mthembeni Mtunzi were provisionally withdrawn in February, pending the outcome of an inquest proceeding.

Not about finding someone guilty

The initial charges against them included intimidation, kidnapping, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

The charges related to the killing of Mdluli's ex-lover's husband, Oupa Ramogibe, in 1999.

The inquiry heard that Tuesday was the first day of what had been scheduled as a 10-day hearing. Some 39 witnesses were meant to testify during the inquiry.

The presiding officer said the inquest was not about finding someone guilty, but to ensure that guilt would not remain hidden if did exist.

He decided to allow testimony from investigating officer Kobus Roelofse before making a decision on a postponement.

Roelofse gave a detailed history of Mdluli and the three others, their promotions and rankings in the SA Police Service.

Roelofse also gave some details of the crime, as reported during the bail hearing of the four.

- SAPA
Read more on:    police  |  richard mdluli
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Paul Kruger next to go?

2015-03-30 20:55

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com 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
20 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/Sport
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Love is in the air and you are in the mood to share and spend an abundant amount of time and energy with someone special. You may...read more

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

Hello 

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 24.com network.

Settings

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.