Mdluli's personal driver implicated in Zim renditions

This emerged in the disciplinary hearing of Gauteng Hawks boss Shadrack Sibiya.

FILE: Former Crime Intelligence head Richard Mdluli. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The personal driver of former crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli has been accused of playing a key role in the rendition of Zimbabwean suspects.

This has emerged in Gauteng Hawks boss Shadrack Sibiya's disciplinary hearing which is being held in Pretoria.

The major general is accused of planning and executing the operation which led to the rendition of five Zimbabweans suspects in 2010.

Crime intelligence sergeant Bongani Yende says a warrant officer Makwe told him that Sibiya had summoned him and his colleagues for an operation to arrest Zimbabwean suspects.

Advocate Paul Kennedy questioned whether Yende was familiar with Makwe's connect to Mdluli.

"Are you aware that warrant officer Makwe was previously general Richard Mdluli's driver?"

Yende responded, "Yes, I know that."

Sibiya has maintained he's being falsely implicated in the rendition matter for his role in Mdluli's arrest in 2013.