Mdluli might face murder trial

Richard Mdluli will learn on Friday whether he will go on trial for decade old murder.

Richard Mdluli. Picture: Sapa

JOHANNESBURG - Former head of crime intelligence Richard Mdluli is expected to find out on Friday whether he will go on trial for the murder of a Vosloorus man.

During September, the state and Mdluli's defence team made representations in the inquest into Oupa Ramogibe's murder.

Mdluli was charged with the crime committed over a decade ago, but this was withdrawn pending the outcome of the inquiry.

Mdluli has maintained he is the victim of a plot orchestrated by senior colleagues to oust him from his position.

He told the inquiry that there is mere suspicion that he murdered Ramogibe, but no evidence to prove this.

Mdluli did not deny that he had met Ramogibe, or that they were both seeing the same woman at the same time.

The state has relied on testimony from family members who say Mdluli murdered Ramogibe because of the love triangle, but discrepancies and contradictions emerged in their testimony during cross examination.

The most damning concession came from the police with one detective saying he was told by a senior officer to rewrite a statement implicating Mdluli in the crime.