Claims by former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli that there were police officers who sought his downfall were unfounded‚ the High Court heard in Johannesburg heard on Tuesday. "All these people that were alleged to be involved in the conspiracy were senior to him‚" said former Gauteng Hawks boss Shadrack Sibiya. He also said they had nothing to gain from removing Mdluli from his position. Among those alleged to have been involved in the alleged conspiracy plot against Mdluli is former national police commissioner Bheki Cele‚ former Hawks boss Anwar Dramat and former deputy national police commissioner Godfrey Lebeya. Mdluli alleged that the high-ranking officials had blocked his promotion to the position of national police commissioner by fabricating evidence and coaching witnesses to give false evidence against him in numerous cases‚ including that of the murder of his love rival‚ Oupa Ramogibe. Sibiya said Lebeya had tasked him with investigating Mdluli following an article...

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