A ruling in the commercial crimes court in Pretoria yesterday- that fraud charges be withdrawn against the former head of the police’s crime intelligence unit Richard Mdluli – its former financial head Solly Lazarus and his former deputy Hein Barnard.
The magistrate says the reason for this is that the police have refused to respond to a request to declassify information prosecutors need for the case.
Stephen Grootes speaks to EWN Reporter Barry Bateman about this ruling. We also received a call from the National Police Commissioner's office.
We must concern ourselves with what is before the courts. The investigative officers will address these questions. We are not at the stage where the National Police Commissioner has been presented with the facts.— Solomon Mokgale, National Police Commissioner's office
Listen to Barry Bateman's report below: