Charges against Mdluli to be reinstated

The NPA confirmed last night that certain charges will be reinstated, but gave no details.

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

JOHANNESBURG - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will reinstate some of the charges against suspended crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

Mdluli was suspended amid claims of fraud and corruption and charges relating to the murder of his ex-lover's husband Oupa Ramogibe 15 years ago.

He also allegedly employed friends and family as intelligence operatives and misused police funding to buy luxury cars.

The prosecuting authority confirmed last night that certain charges would be reinstated but would not be drawn on the details.

Despite trying to fight being recharged for the past two years, Mdluli will now have to face the music again.

The suspended former crime intelligence boss was apparently informed by the NPA that certain charges will be reinstated, although a summons detailing the charges hasn't yet been served.

In 2012, Freedom Under Law obtained a court order forcing the NPA to review its decision to withdraw criminal charges.

The NPA has now decided to go ahead and reinstate these charges.

Meanwhile, last month National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega axed two senior and highly qualified deputies amid claims that they're were linked to Mdluli's case.