Witness testifies in Mdluli murder inquest
During cross-examination, state witness Ntsatho Ditsego said she only heard gunshots.
JOHANNESBURG - A witness on Tuesday described the events leading up to Oupa Ramogibe's murder outside her Vosloorus home more than a decade ago.
Former Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli and two others were charged with the murder, but the National Prosecuting Authority controversially withdrew charges in February, pending the outcome of a court inquiry.
Speaking in the Boksbrug Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, Ntsatho Ditsego said she was outside her home in February 1999, when she saw a man in a blue shirt lying on the ground.
The witness said four men with guns overpowered the man and were locked in a struggle with another man, later identified as Ramogibe.
Ditsego said when she went inside, she heard several gunshots.
When she ran to a neighbour's house, the man in the blue t-shirt identified himself as a detective from the Vosloorus police station.
The officer, Sergeant Samuel Dlomo, explained that the gunmen stole his service pistol and shot the other man.
During cross-examination, Ditsego said she did not see who shot Ramogibe saying she only heard the gunshots.