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Witness testifies in Mdluli murder inquest

During cross-examination, state witness Ntsatho Ditsego said she only heard gunshots.

Former crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli. Picture: Eyewitness News

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.