JOHANNESBURG – Controversial cop Richard Mdluli cannot avoid an urgent interdict application by dodging the sheriff of the court, Freedom Under Law (FUL) said on Wednesday.
The civil organisation said the sheriff has tried twice to serve papers on Mdluli, but he appears to be deliberately evading the official.
On Tuesday, the organisation launched an urgent application in the North Gauteng High Court.
It wants the court to prevent Mdluli from acting as a police officer, pending a judicial review of his reappointment.
Mdluli faces a range of allegations including murder, kidnapping, corruption and nepotism.
FUL claims the top cop gave instructions to his staff not accept any documents from officials.
The organisation’s Jeremy Gauntlett said this was a “silly maneuver” on Mdluli’s part.
“The papers will obviously be served to him. He cannot think that by evading the service that he will stop the court from dealing with the matter.”
Gauntlett said they are trying to deliver the papers through a different channel.
He insisted this will not have any impact on the actual court case.
In 2011, Mdluli and three others were arrested and charged for the 1999 murder of Oupa Ramogibe.
It is believed Ramogibe's wife was having an affair with Mdluli.
The charges were subsequently withdrawn by the National Prosecuting Authority in February following claims of political meddling.
Last week, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced Mdluli would be shifted from his position as Crime Intelligence boss.
To download a police report on Mdluli click here.
(Edited by Zethu Zulu)