08 July 2015
The South African Police
Service together with the Hawks and the NPA said the case against former crime
intelligence boss Richard Mdluli is not necessarily over.
Charges against Mdluli were
withdrawn yesterday due to outstanding investigations.
He faced fraud charges
relating to the alleged abuse of the police crime intelligence’s slush fund.
The police’s Luvuyo Mfaku said
“once the further investigation has been completed, the matter would be
referred to Director of Public Prosecutions with jurisdiction to ask him whether
there are reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution”.
Meanwhile the Higher Education
Transformation Network said its notes the second withdrawal of criminal charges
The group states that from the
court judgement, it is clear that the actions of Advocates Jiba, Mrwebi and
Advocate Mzinyathi have been vindicated and that the GCB’s conspiratory tactics
of selective prosecution of black advocates are now laying in ruins and free for
all to see.
HETN’s Hendrick Makaneta said
we want to say that this has been long overdue, but at the same time we know
that there has been battles in the NPA that has been led by Mxolisi Nxasana
against those who are progressive such as advocate Nomgcobo Jiba.
“We therefore will be monitoring
the developments with keen interest. We really believe that this came at a very
challenging moment when we want the NPA to institute additional charges against
former Director of Public Prosecutions” Makaneta added.
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