Sep 21, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Case against Richard Mdluli and co-accused postponed as they seek state legal funding

The Supreme Court in Pretoria on Tuesday postponed the corruption case of former head of criminal intelligence Richard Mdluli and two other people to November 23 so that the police can decide how to finance their legal fees.

Mdluli and his co-defendants – former supply chain manager Heine Barnard and former CFO Solomon Lazarus – are charged with corruption, fraud and theft allegedly committed between 2008 and 2012 when they were at the forefront of police crime investigations. p>

The charges relate to allegations of gross abuse of the Police Intelligence Slush Fund.

They include paying for private trips to China and Singapore, private use of witness protection houses, converting them Property for personal use and lease of Mdluli’s private home to the state to pay his deposit.