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Mdluli's lawyer questions witness

Oupa Ramogibe’s sister claims she was raped by the police soon after her brother was killed.

Former Crime Intelligence Head Richard Mdluli. Picture: SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - Lawyers on Tuesday questioned the statements of a rape victim implicating controversial policeman Richard Mdluli in the 1999 murder of Vosloorus man Oupa Ramogibe.

An inquest into Ramogibe's death is underway in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court.

Murder charges were controversially withdrawn against Mdluli and three subordinates in February, pending the outcome of the inquest.

The former Crime Intelligence boss is accused of killing Ramogibe, who was in a relationship with Mdluli's former girlfriend.

Ramogibe's sister, Justine, told the court she was raped by the police soon after her brother was killed.

She said it was done as a warning for her not to pursue the murder case.

During cross-examination, Justine conceded she never told the investigating officer that she suspected police were behind the attack.

Mdluli's lawyer, Ike Motloung, showed the court that Justine's previous statement about the rape, taken more than a decade ago, differed considerably to the one taken in 2011.

Motloung was trying to show the court that Justine drew her own conclusions on the issue.

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