The High Court of South Africa: Gauteng North Division, Pretoria has issued a warrant of arrest against former crime intelligence head, Richard Mdluli…

Richard Mdluli failed to appear in court on Thursday afternoon.

Judge Bam ruled that Mdluli was ordered to appear and a request letter to be sent to the Department of Correctional Services to bring him to court from prison where he is currently serving his sentence in a separate matter.

Bam stated that there was no reason why he could not appear before court today.

His co-accused Heine Barnard and Solomon Lazarus appeared on charges of corruption, fraud, and theft. Heine faces an additional charge of defeating the ends of justice.

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The matter has been postponed to 12 March for setting a trial date.

The charges are related to the allegation 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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