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Top Government official denied legal assistance from government Amid corruption charges

Former Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli and his accomplices Heine Barnard who is the former supply chain manager and Solomon Lazarus former chief financial officer of state security agency are facing charges of corruption, fraud and theft relating to the time when they were still employed at the Crime Intelligence. 

The suspects are accused of looting from the Crime Intelligence slush funds between the year 2008 and 2012. It was reported that the above mentioned used the state funds for private trips to China and Singapore and accused of utilising witness protection houses for their own personal use according to Investigating Directorate spokesperson Sindisiwe Seboka. The High Court in Pretoria has postponed the case to 22 February 2022 which will also be for setting the trial date for the case.

Richard Mdluli has a conviction which dates to 1998 which he was convicted in September 2020 for kidnapping and assault and is already serving it.

The SAPS has denied legal funding for Richard Mdluli after he sent a request for legal assistance.

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