Tuesday, 10 November 2020 13:53

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The case against former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli, has been postponed.

Mdluli,along with two co-accused Solomon Lazarus and Heine Barnard, are being charged for allegedly abusing the crime intelligence slush fund.

The case relates to how the fund was allegedly used to purchase vehicles for Mdluli and the others, as well as funding his travel expenses to China and Singapore. Other crime intelligence officials were alleged to be benefactors of the trips.

Mdluli’s children and partner had their flights from Joburg to Cape Town funded by the slush fund.

This case was initially enrolled in 2011 and then struck off the roll because the defence felt the accused would not have a fair trial because of a lack of access to the then classified Secret Services procurement documents.

According to the Independent Directorate, this matter was one of several they had enrolled in the past year emanating from the commission of inquiry into state capture. 

Mdluli is currently serving a five-year prison term for kidnapping, assaulting, and intimidating Oupa Ramogibe in 1998.

He was charged with Ramogibe's 1999 murder, but those charges were withdrawn.