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'Mdluli cop left no stone unturned'

2012-11-02 14:08

Johannesburg - The policeman who investigated the death of former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli's love rival left no stone unturned, a Boksburg magistrate said on Friday.

Magistrate Jurg Viviers said this while reading his judgment in which he found there was no evidence to Mdluli and three others in the death of Oupa Ramogibe.

"The death was brought by an act prima facie amounting to an offence on the part of unknown persons," said Magistrate Jurg Viviers.

"There is no evidence on a balance of probabilities implicating Richard Mdluli, Samuel Dlomo, Colonel Nkosana Sebastian Ximba, or Lieutenant Colonel Mtunzi-Omhle Mthembeni Mtunzi in the death of the deceased." Ramogibe died in February 1999 after marrying Mdluli's mistress Tsidi Buthelezi.

Going through the evidence, Viviers said investigating officer Colonel Kobus Roelofse told the court no witnesses had been coerced into giving statements.

Statements made by witnesses in 1999 were revisited during the inquest, and the Hawks obtained fresh statements.

The Ramogibe family had accused Mdluli of killing Oupa, but Mdluli has claimed there is a plot to implicate him and that the Ramogibe family was working with police.

Viviers said the inquest was about who killed Ramogibe.

He said other allegations, such as kidnapping, assault, and intimidation, were irrelevant to the inquest.

Mdluli was accused of the murder, along with Dlomo, Ximba, and Mtunzi, but the charge was provisionally withdrawn in February pending the outcome of the inquest.

Also withdrawn were charges of intimidation, kidnapping, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, attempted murder, and conspiracy to commit murder.

Comments
  • Eterni80 - 2012-11-02 14:25

    and no turn unstoned..

  • kala.bafazi - 2012-11-02 14:30

    So who killed Oupa then?

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-11-02 15:10

      What's interesting, kala.bafazi was for the deceased to be taken to the cemetery to be \interviewed\ by an investigator only for a \stranger\ from Mars to appear and take a firearm from the investigator and shoot only the deceased and dropped the firearm and run away. If it was a movie the plot would be the most stupid.

      neo.motsepe - 2012-11-02 15:36

      Mdulu must have convinced the state that it was suicide.

      kala.bafazi - 2012-11-02 15:40

      Damn those aliens. Always messing around with us humans.

  • konstabel.koekemoer - 2012-11-02 14:51

    The magistrate did not want to end up dead as well ...

  • yar.wellnofine - 2012-11-02 14:59

    So it's official now. Mdluli is really a good guy?

      alfred.muenchhausen - 2012-11-02 15:20

      morally good or good at assassination without leaving a trace?

  • mart.botha - 2012-11-02 15:01

    it stinks.

  • sthembiso.nyoka - 2012-11-02 16:05

    cant wait to know what will mdluli do after the court outcome.

  • Nandi Tibe - 2012-11-02 16:27

    so now he's above the law..

      phasudi.magoro.7 - 2012-11-02 16:53

      he is not above the law. he is just not guilty.

  • sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-11-02 20:15

    The Apartheid Security Apparatus was good at TRAINING.MDLULI was ONE of the OLD SECURITY BRANCHES Graduates.PASOP JULIUS MALEMA- you are next...

  • gaeleen - 2012-11-02 20:40

    Can Cato Manor guys also use this 'a blue py to get rid of them' - will they have the same 'luck' They are more worthy of pardon

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