Cop denies plotting murder with Mdluli

Sergeant Samuel Dlomo said he was not involved in Oupa Ramogibe’s murder plot.

SAPS crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The police officer and last person to see Oupa Ramogibe alive on Wednesday denied that he was part of the murder lot.

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

Former Crime Intelligence head Richard Mdluli and three subordinates were charged with the 1999 murder, but the charges were withdrawn pending the outcome of the inquiry.

Sergeant Samuel Dlomo said he was on official duty when he escorted Ramogibe to point out a crime scene in February 1999.

He said two men approached them on arrival.

In Dlomo's first statement, he said one of the suspects produced a firearm and ordered him to hand over his service pistol.

But he contradicted himself in his second statement, saying that his weapon was snatched from his holster.

Dlomo said he was then ordered to lie on the ground before hearing the gunshots which killed Ramogibe.

He denied being part of the murder plot.