Mdluli co-accused to take the stand

The man who last saw Oupa Ramogibe alive is expected to testify in the inquiry into his murder today.

Former Crime Intelligence Head Richard Mdluli. Picture: SAPA.

JOHANNESBURG - The person who last saw Vosloorus man Oupa Ramogibe alive is expected to testify in the inquiry into his murder on Wednesday.

The matter, which has entered week two, is being heard in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg.

Former crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli and three subordinates, Sergeant Samuel Dlomo, Colonel Nkosana Sebastian Ximba and Lieutenant Colonel Mtunzi-Omhle Mthembeni Mtunzi, were charged with the 1999 murder.

Mdluli was, at the time, commander of the detective branch at the Vosloorus Police Station.

Charges against all four men were withdrawn in February, pending the outcome of the inquiry.

Ramogibe was with Dlomo on the February day in 1999 when gunmen allegedly stole the cop's service pistol and shot the Vosloorus man dead.

Dlomo is expected to take the stand today.

On Tuesday, the only eyewitness to the killing told the court she saw four men overpower Dlomo and enter into a struggle with Ramogibe.

The woman heard several gunshots but did not actually see who shot him.

The court hopes Dlomo will shed more light on what happened.

Mary Lokaje is currently testifying for the State.

Ramogibe was romantically involved with Mdluli's former lover Tsidi Buthelezi.