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Mdluli wants suspension overturned

Suspended policeman Richard Mdluli's lawyers are arguing for his suspension to be overturned.

Richard Mdluli. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN
SAPS,Richard Mdluli,Labour Court,Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi
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JOHANNESBURG - Richard Mdluli's lawyer accused a police general in court on Thursday of fabricating a letter claiming his client received a notice of intention to suspend him.

Mdluli's legal team wants his suspension to be overturned despite a High Court order preventing him from executing his duties.

According to the police version of events, Lieutenant General Fanie Masemola held a two hour meeting with Mdluli on the 15 May and served him with a notice of intention to suspend him.

Mdluli, however, never signed the acknowledgment of receipt and denies ever receiving the notice.

His lawyer Graham Moshoena also accused general Masemola of fabricating a letter in which he confirms the papers were handed to Mdluli.

Earlier on Thursday, Moshoena worked hard to try and convince the judge that this application is not entirely academic because of the High Court order which is already in place.

Mdluli was suspended in May, but the High Court order prevents him from executing any of his duties.

Civic organisation Freedom Under Law was granted the order earlier in June.

Mdluli has been accused of mismanaging the crime intelligence slush funds and nepotism.

In 2011, he was also accused of murder involving his lover’s husband Oupa Ramogibe over 10 years ago.

However, all the charges were later dropped.

Mdluli maintains his innocence. He says there was a group that is out to get him.

To get the latest from the court, follow @ewnreporter on twitter.
 

(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)

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