Mdluli bail application enters fourth day

2011-04-12 07:15

The bail hearing of crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli and his co-accused entered its fourth day in the Boksburg Magistrates Court today.

It was expected to be wrapped up by the afternoon.

The case was due to get under way at around 10am, with police taking up their posts earlier at the courthouse.

Yesterday, the court heard that Mdluli allegedly abused his power and was caught up in a web of deceit and a series of crimes, and had tried using his considerable influences to stop the investigation against him.

Investigator Kobus Roelofse testified that Mdluli was directly linked to the 1999 murder of Oupa Ramogibe and crimes of kidnapping and assault.

The court heard that related dockets were stolen and found in Mdluli’s locker.

Mdluli, Lieutenant-Colonel Mtunzi-Omhle Mthembeni Mtunzi (52) court orderly Samuel Dlomo (49) and Colonel Nkosana Sebastian Ximba (38) stand accused of killing Ramogibe.

Mdluli and his three co-accused are charged with intimidation, three counts of kidnapping, two counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, murder, attempted murder, and conspiracy to commit murder.

Mdluli is facing an additional charge of defeating and/or obstructing the course of justice.

Based on the gravity of the case and doubts that the accused would obey bail conditions, Roelofse asked the court to deny all four bail.

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