Smartly dressed Mdluli arrives at Pretoria court

2015-04-01 10:27
Richard Mdluli (City Press)

Richard Mdluli (City Press)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Pretoria - Suspended police crime intelligence unit head Lieutenant-General Richard Mdluli arrived in the Pretoria Commercial Crime Court on Wednesday morning.

Dressed in a grey striped suit and a red and gold striped tie, he confidently greeted journalists waiting outside the court and walked through the metal detector.

Mdluli stood in the dimly lit passage waiting for proceedings to start, talking to his co-accused Colonel Heine Barnard.

Mdluli and Barnard, who was also in crime intelligence, face charges of fraud, corruption, and money laundering.

Mdluli allegedly employed his friends and family as intelligence operatives, and misused police money to buy luxury cars.

Netwerk24 reported that, according to the charge sheet, the fraud amounted to about R1.28m.

The case against them was withdrawn in December 2011, and no reasons were given at the time.

Mdluli was made head of the crime intelligence division in 2009, a post he held until May 2012, when then police minister Nathi Mthethwa announced he would be moved to the office of the deputy national police commissioner for operations, Fannie Masemola.

Mdluli faces a separate set of charges pre-dating his time as head of crime intelligence. He was allegedly involved in the murder of Oupa Ramogibe, his ex-lover's husband, on February 17 1999.

An inquest into this matter concluded in November 2012 that there was no evidence implicating Mdluli in Ramogibe's murder.

Following an application by Freedom Under Law, North Gauteng High Court Judge John Murphy on September 23 2013 instructed police to reinstate all criminal charges against Mdluli.

Read more on:    richard mdluli  |  pretoria  |  crime

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. 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

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
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.