Ramogibe's family convinced Mdluli killed him

Vosloorus man Oupa Ramogibe's sister says her family is convinced Mdluli plotted the murder.

Crime Intelligence head Richard Mdluli appeared at the Boksburg Magistrates Court on 24 June 2011. He is accused of masterminding a murder over a decade ago. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Vosloorus man Oupa Ramogibe's sister on Monday said her family was convinced that former Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli plotted the decade-old murder.

She was testifying in an inquiry into the 1999 murder in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court.

Ramogibe was allegedly killed by Mdluli because he had an affair with his girlfriend.

In February, the National Prosecuting Authority withdrew murder charges against Mdluli and three subordinates, pending the outcome of the inquiry.

According to Linah Ramogibe, Oupa was shot while with the police.

She said in the months leading up to the murder, Mdluli visited her home and threatened to kill Oupa.

Linah said the tension was created when her brother married the mother of Mdluli's child.

Mdluli's lawyer, Ike Motloung, questioned the value of Linah's statement.

He said she never witnessed Oupa's death and she only had a suspicion.