Tebogo Msimanga |
The corruption matter involving South African Police Services (SAPS) former crime intelligence head, Richard Mdluli, former supply chain manager, Heine Barnard, and erstwhile Chief Financial Officer of State Security Agency, Solomon Lazarus, returns to the High Court in Pretoria on Friday ,18 June 2021.
They are accused of corruption, fraud, and theft when they were at the helm of the police crime intelligence services between 2008 and 2012.
Investigating Directorate Spokesperson Sindisiwe Seboka said 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.”
On 06 May 2021, Mdluli was granted 30 days to apply for state funding in order not to further delay the court.
The court will find out on Friday if he has since managed to get state legal support as ordered.