Mdluli waits for Phiyega's decision

Richard Mdluli has to wait for Phiyega to decide whether charges will be reinstated against him.

Former Crime Intelligence Head Richard Mdluli. Picture: SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - Former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli now has to wait for National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega to decide whether or not to reinstate disciplinary charges against him.

Mdluli made a brief appearance in the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court on Monday, where he faced charges including kidnapping, assault and defeating the ends of justice.

The matter relates to the death of his former lover's husband in 1999.

The former crime intelligence boss's family says he has expressed full confidence in the judicial system and will be vindicated.

Speaking outside court on Monday, a spokesperson for the family said this is just another political smear campaign.

"We are aware of the logistics of government that are taking place within the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). So there is no way in which you can say there is no political ploy around that."

Phiyega says she closely monitoring Mdluli's court proceedings and will decide later whether he will face any new disciplinary charges.