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Mdluli judgment set for Monday

Richard Mdluli will have to wait until Monday to find out if his suspension will be overturned.

Richard Mdluli. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN
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Local Politics

JOHANNESBURG – Former Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli will have to wait until Monday to find out if his suspension will be overturned.

In court on Thursday, the former top cop’s lawyers said his rights were infringed when he was suspended.

A high court order is already in place to prevent Mdluli from carrying out his duties in the South African Police Service (SAPS).

Former acting police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi’s representative, Advocate William Mokhari, told the court that Mdluli's version of events must be dismissed because they are far-fetched.

Mdluli insists he never received a notice of intention to suspend him, as claimed by SAPS.

His lawyer Graham Moshoana accused the former police general of fabricating a letter.

Much of the argument focused on whether the application to overturn the suspension is now entirely academic, because of the high court order which is already in place.

Judge Andre Van Niekerk said he will take the weekend to prepare his ruling.

In 2011, Mdluli faced fraud and corruption charges relating to the misuse of a secret crime intelligence fund to buy luxury vehicles and recruit family members.

He also faces murder charges following the death of his lover’s husband, Oupa Ramogibe, over a decade ago.

(Edited by Zethu Zulu)

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