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Mdluli corruption matter postponed as he and co-accused wait for legal funding

The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has postponed the corruption matter involving South African Police Service (SAPS) former Crime Intelligence head, Richard Mdluli, former Supply Chain Manager, Heine Barnard and former Chief Financial Officer of the State Security Agency (SSA), Solomon Lazarus to 23 November for the police services to decide on whether to fund the legal fees of the accused.

The spokesperson of the national prosecuting authority’s (NPA’s) Investigating Directorate (ID) Sindisiwe Seboka said 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. They include payment of private trips to China and Singapore, private use of witness protection houses, conversion of this property for personal use and the leasing out of Mdluli’s private residence to the state in order to pay his bond, amongst others.”

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