Richard Mdluli Biography: Age, Wife, Arrest, Sentence & Net Worth


Richard Mdluli (born May 1958) is the former head of Police Crime Intelligence in South Africa from the year 2009 to 2012. Mbuli was replaced by Chris Ngcobo.

On the 17th of January 2018, he got dismissed from the South African Police Service and was found guilty of kidnapping and assaulting his former lover’s husband on 30 July 2019.

Richard Mdluli
Full Name Richard Mdluli
Date of Birth 1958 (age 63 years old)
Gender Male
Spouse Tshidi Buthelezi
Occupation Police Officer
Nationality South African
Net Worth $1 million

Richard Mdluli Age

He was born in May 1958 in South Africa. As of 2021, he is 63 years old.

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Richard Mdluli Wife

Mdluli had a long-term relationship with his customary wife Tshidi Buthelezi dating back to his school days. During their relationship, she met Ramogibe and they began a relationship, eventually getting married on July 22, 1998.


He joined the South African Police (SAP) as a Constable in August 1979 in Pietermaritzburg and in 1991 was promoted to the Officer Cadre.

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This was part of the reforms and he served as Station Commander at the Vosloorus police station and as the Deputy Police Commissioner of Gauteng.

As Deputy Commissioner, Mdluli headed the investigation of fraud and corruption charges against advocate Gerrie Nel, who was then head of the elite Scorpions investigative unit in Gauteng.

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After an interview with four of Jacob Zuma’s cabinet, Mdluli was appointed as Divisional Commission of Police’s Crime Intelligence Division effective from 1 July 2009. The panel was led by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.


On the 29th of September 2020, he was sentenced to 5 years in prison.

He was found guilty of kidnapping, common assault and assault with intent to do previous bodily harm. The case relates to the 1990 murder of Oupa Ramogibe who allegedly had an affair with Mdluli’s customary wife Tshidi Buthelezi.


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