SABC applies to broadcast Mdluli bail finding

2011-04-20 07:34

The SABC was bringing an application in the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court today to broadcast the finding in the bail hearing of crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli and his co-accused.

This would be heard before the court made its ruling on bail for Mdluli and his co-accused, Colonel Nkosana Sebastian Ximba, Lieutenant-Colonel Mtunzi-Omhle Mthembeni Mtunzi, and court orderly Samuel Dlomo.

The proceedings had not started shortly before 9am as the broadcaster’s legal team was not yet at court.

Mdluli and his co-accused are charged with the shooting murder of Oupa Abel Ramogibe in 1999.

They are also charged with intimidation, three counts of kidnapping, two counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, attempted murder, and conspiracy to commit murder.

Mdluli faces an additional charge of defeating and obstructing the course of justice.

Ramogibe, who married Mdluli’s ex-lover, was allegedly told to leave her or he would be killed.

He had opened an attempted murder case before his death.

At the time, Mdluli was the station commissioner at the Vosloorus police station in Boksburg, on the East Rand.

During his bail application, Mdluli claimed that he had already been cleared of the murder, and that the recent charges were part of a conspiracy against him.

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