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Mdluli's suspension upheld

The Labour Court has granted an urgent interdict which keeps Richard Mdluli suspended.

Richard Mdluli. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN
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JOHANNESBURG - Richard Mdluli's legal team will now be deciding their next move after the controversial policeman's suspension was reinstated.

The Labour Court on Sunday granted the police an urgent interdict after the same court lifted Mdluli's suspension on Friday.

Mdluli was suspended last Sunday by acting police chief Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi pending an investigation into corruption, fraud and nepotism.

Police applauded the judicial system after the interdict was granted.

Police’s Lindela Mashego said, “We are confident that this urgent ruling will stand.”

The Democratic Alliances Dianne Kohler-Barnard said the investigation into Mdluli needed to wrap up quickly.

“He needs to answer in court to all the allegations brought against him so that the credibility can be restored to the police and crime intelligence.”

Meanwhile, Freedom Under Law will continue with its efforts at the North Gauteng High Court on Monday to stop Mdluli from executing any duties as a police officer.

The Social Justice Coalition and Corruption Watch said it was joining constitutional organisation Freedom Under Law in its High Court action.

According to the organisations, this was an indication of unity.

The two groups believe that the allegations against Mdluli needed to be investigated and any decisions made during the investigation should be made public.

Freedom Under Law said it will go ahead with its application in spite the fact that Mdluli was already suspended.

Social Justice Coalition's Zackie Achmat said, “We’ve brought evidence before the court that is in the public domain.

“We’ve put in a report that was an investigation into the corruption of Mdluli within the criminal intelligence area. We put in a range of receipts and other matters.”

Mdluli was first suspended last year when he was arrested on fraud and murder charges but the suspension was lifted in March.

In May, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced that Mdluli would be moved from crime intelligence to the office of the deputy national police commissioner of operations, pending new investigations.

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