Tebogo Msimanga |
The High Court in Pretoria postponed the corruption matter involving SAPS former Crime Intelligence Head, Richard Mdluli, former Supply Chain Manager, Heine Barnard and former Chief Financial Officer of State Security Agency, Solomon Lazarus to 23 November.
Investigating Directorate Spokesperson Sindisiwe Seboka said this is for the police services to decide on whether to fund the accused legal fees.
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.
Seboka added that 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.”