Mdluli denies wrongdoing

Policeman Richard Mdluli says he found out about Oupa Ramogibe’s death through gossip.

Former Crime Intelligence head Richard Mdluli. Picture: Eyewitness News.

JOHANNESBURG - Former Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli on Wednesday denied that he instructed a subordinate to take Vosloorus man Oupa Ramogibe to point out a crime scene.

Ramogibe was gunned down in 1999, while pointing out the scene of a previous attempt on his life.

The former top cop was called to testify in the inquest into Ramogibe's murder in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court on Gauteng's East Rand.

Mdluli told the court that linking him to the crime was part of a plot to unseat him.

He was initially charged with the crime, but the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) withdrew the charges in February, pending the outcome of the hearing.

The controversial policeman disputed testimony by former Vosloorus station commissioner Johannes Manyathela, claiming that Mdluli ordered him to escort Ramogibe to point out a crime scene.

He said Manyathela is a liar.

According to Mdluli, he only found out that his girlfriend's lover had been killed through gossip at the police station.

He said he was angry when he found out he was being cheated on, but denies ever threatening Ramogibe.

Mdluli described himself as a humble man, who was trained to serve and protect the public.