The High Court in Pretoria has postponed the corruption matter involving SAPS former Crime Intelligence Head, Richard Mdluli, former Supply Chain Manager, Heine Barnard and former Chief Financial Officer of State Security Agency, Solomon Lazarus to the 23rd of November.
This to allow the police service to take a decision on whether to fund the legal costs of the accused. Mdluli and his co-accused face fraud and corruption charges which include among others, the payment of private trips to China and Singapore, private use of witness protection houses and converting them for personal use as well as leasing out Mdluli’s private residence to the state in order to pay his bond.
“Mdluli and his co-accused face charges of corruption, fraud and theft which were committed between 2008 and 2012 when they were at the helm of the police crime intelligence services. The charges are related to allegations of gross abuse of the police intelligence slush fund,” says Investigating Directorate Spokesperson, Sindisiwe Seboka.
VIDEO: Richard Mdluli – Former crime intelligence boss back in court