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Mdluli gets suspension papers - report

It is understood policemen Richard Mdluli has been served with papers for his suspension

Richard Mdluli. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN
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Local Politics

JOHANNESBURG - It is understood a fresh move is underway within the South African Police Service (SAPS) to suspend Richard Mdluli.

The Daily News on Thursday reported that the controversial top cop and the financial head of Crime Intelligence Major General Solly Lazarus were served with notices of intention to suspend them.

The documents were reportedly delivered by the police's legal services.

Both men were reinstated to the SAPS earlier in 2012.

The report claims Lazarus' notice includes claims that new information came to light regarding his mismanagement of the Crime Intelligence slush fund.

Mdluli faces a range of allegations including murder, kidnapping, corruption and nepotism.

On Wednesday, Civil organisation Freedom Under Law (FUL) said Mdluli had twice evaded the sheriff of the court who is trying to serve him with papers.

The organistion launched an urgent application in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to have a judicial review of his appointment.

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The charges were subsequently withdrawn by the National Prosecuting Authority back in February.

President Jacob Zuma and Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa were accused of politically interfering in the case.

Both officials deny the claims.    

Last Wednesday, Mthethwa announced Mdluli would be shifted from his position as Crime Intelligence boss.

(Edited by Zethu Zulu)

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