Witness Reporter
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5 Jul 2022
12:32

Former Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli placed on parole

Witness Reporter

Mdluli was given a bail of R10 000, which was paid in full on June 28 this year, therefore paving the way for his parole consideration process to proceed.

Picture File: Former Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli at Johannesburg High Court. Picture: Gallo Images

The Department of Correctional Services on Tuesday confirmed that former police crime intelligence head, Richard Mdluli, has been placed on parole.

Mdluli was sentenced to five years in prison for kidnapping, assault, and intimidation on September 29, 2020, after being found guilty of kidnapping and attacking his former lover Tshidi Buthelezi, her husband Oupa Ramogibe, and a friend Alice Manan back in 1998.

The department said Mdluli qualified to be considered for parole after serving one third of his sentence as he falls under the Phaahla Judgment regime, crimes committed before October 1, 2004.

“It is critical to highlight that the crimes he was found guilty of were committed on 23 October 1998. The minimum detention period (MDP) for Mdluli was on 28 May 2022, but he could not be considered for parole placement at the time due to a pending court case,” said the department.

Subsequently, the department said Mdluli was given a bail of R10 000, which was paid in full on June 28 this year, therefore paving the way for his parole consideration process to proceed.

The decision was taken by the Correctional Supervision and Parole Board, having assessed Mdluli’s profile and other material submitted for the purposes of parole consideration.

The department said Mdluli will complete the remainder of the sentence in the system of community corrections, where he is expected to comply with specific set of conditions and will be subjected to supervision until his sentence expires.