Mdluli to challenge suspension again

A ruling on Sunday overturned an earlier decision to scrap the controversial policeman's suspension.

Richard Mdluli.

JOHANNESBURG - Richard Mdluli's labour court application which will challenge his latest suspension will be heard later in June, it was confirmed on Monday.

The case is still on the labour court's roll, despite a ruling on Sunday that overturned an earlier decision by the same court, to scrap the controversial policeman's suspension.

Mdluli's lawyer and state prosecutors appeared briefly in court saying they had agreed on a date to hear the application.

The matter will remain on the court roll and Mdluli will challenge his latest suspension on 21 June.

The labour court on Sunday upheld his suspension just two days after it was lifted.

Graham Moshoana, who is now representing Mdluli, said this will be challenged in court again.

On Sunday, lawyers for SAPS were granted an urgent interdict against a ruling that lifted Mdluli's suspension.

The Johannesburg Labour Court ruled that Mdluli's lawyer's obtained the order to lift his suspension fraudulently.

The court also instructed Mdluli to pay the police's legal fees for the interdict.

Mdluli was suspended by acting police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi last Sunday, after serious allegations into a court inquest against him emerged.

He is accused of fraud and corruption.

The policeman has also been implicated in the decade-old murder of his former lover's husband.