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Mdluli hearing postponed

Richard Mdluli’s attorney revealed no details about the disciplinary hearing.

Former Crime Intelligence Head Richard Mdluli. Picture: SAPA
Richard Mdluli,Corruption,Oupa Ramogibe,Freedom Under Law,Crime Intelligence Unit,Ike Motloung
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JOHANNESBURG - Controversial policeman Richard Mdluli's internal disciplinary hearing was postponed on Monday indefinitely to sort out logistical issues. 

Mdluli was suspended in June.

He was facing charges which included fraud, corruption, murder and nepotism, but they were withdrawn earlier this year.

Mdluli's attorney Ike Motloung was reluctant to give any details about what happened in his client's internal disciplinary hearing on Monday. 

All he said was that the hearing was postponed indefinitely because of logistical issues. 

The police service said the matter was an internal departmental matter. 

Last week the Labour Court in Johannesburg stayed Mdluli's application to have his suspension overturned, this, pending the finalisation of a High Court process. 

The North Gauteng High Court granted Freedom Under Law an order which prevents Mdluli from executing his duties as a police officer.

In 2011, Mdluli faced charges of fraud and corruption for allegedly misusing a secret crime intelligence fund to purchase luxury vehicles.

He also faced a charge of murder relating to the death of his ex-girlfriend's husband, Oupa Ramogibe.

These charges led to his first suspension.

These were controversially withdrawn and he was reinstated, which is why Freedom Under Law made its application.

(Edited by Clare Matthes)

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