Top cop Mdluli appears in court

2011-03-31 14:16

Crime intelligence boss Lieutenant-General Richard Mdluli made a low-key appearance at the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court today facing various charges, including kidnapping and murder.

“He handed himself over to the court with his lawyer present after 1pm and briefly appeared,” said National Prosecuting Authority spokesman advocate Mthunzi Mhaga.

This comes after a warrant for his arrest was issued.

Mdluli appeared separately from his two co-accused, court orderly Samuel Dlomo, 49, and Warrant Officer Nkosana Ximba, 38.

The three face charges of intimidation, three counts of kidnapping, two counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and defeating and/or obstructing the course of justice.

All the charges relate to an alleged sabotaging of an investigation in 1998/99 involving a deceased person who had opened an attempted murder case before his death.

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

“More information will be revealed during court appearances,” said Mhaga.

Newspaper reports this morning suggested that Mdluli was being investigated for the death of an ex-lover’s husband who was shot dead in February 1999.

The slain husband, Oupa Ramogibe, apparently received death threats after marrying Mdluli’s ex-lover. He was allegedly told to leave her or he would be killed, the report read.

Mhaga said the defeating the ends of justice charge did not only relate to this case but “goes as far as the year 2010”.

The case was postponed to April 7 for further investigation.

The state was expected to oppose bail.

“All three were remanded in custody at police stations that we cannot mention for security reasons,” Mhaga said.

The authority said police were still searching for a fourth person allegedly involved in the offences.

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

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.