Former CID Chief Richard Mdluli is on probation after serving a year and 10 months for crimes he committed more than 20 years ago.
The Correctional Authority has confirms Mdluli is on probation effective Tuesday.
In September 2020, Mdluli was sentenced to five years in prison for kidnapping, assault and intimidation.
The department said that after a serving qualified for probation – one-third of his sentence.
It was stressed that it was important to heed the crimes he was convicted of, committed in October 1998.< /p>
Prison Service spokesman Singabakho Nxumalo said the decision was taken by the Prison Inspectorate and Probation Board after assessing Mdluli’s profile and other material submitted for the purpose of the probation review.
“The minimum sentence for Mdluli was May 28, 2022, but he could not be considered for a probationary placement with the t Ime due to a pending court case. He was then issued bail of R10,000 (paid in full on June 28), which paved the way for his parole process to continue,” Nxumalo said.
He said Mdluli will complete the remainder of the sentence his sentence in the community corrections system, being expected to meet certain conditions and be monitored until the end of his sentence.
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