'It went sour when they married' - Mdluli witness
An inquest is under way into the death of the husband of ex-police crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli’s former lover
On Monday, Oupa Ramogibe’s sister Justina testified in the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court that things went sour when her brother married Tsidi Buthelezi, who used to be Mdluli’s mistress.
Justina said Mdluli had gone looking for Oupa at her mother’s house.
Mdluli told her relatives they should find him, because if he found him first he would kill him, the inquest heard.
Justina said it became “torture” for the family whenever they saw a police vehicle.
She told the court her brother was shot while in police custody, and that the police told them an unknown man robbed them and shot Oupa.
Ramogibe was killed in 1999.
His mother Sophia testified yesterday that Mdluli had threatened to kill her son.
"Mr Mdluli told my daughters to look for Oupa, because if he had to look for him himself he would kill him," Sophia said.
She will be cross-examined today.
Mdluli had been accused of the murder with Samuel Dlomo, Colonel Nkosana Sebastian Ximba, and Lt-Col Mtunzi-Omhle Mthembeni Mtunzi. The charge was provisionally withdrawn in February, pending the outcome of the inquest.
Also withdrawn were charges of intimidation, kidnapping, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, attempted murder, and conspiracy to commit murder.