The court's decision not to charge suspended crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli for orchestrating the death of a love rival had no bearing on internal disciplinary proceedings, police said on Sunday.
"The SA Police Service would like to place on record that the outcome of the inquest in question has no bearing on the internal disciplinary process that is in progress," police spokesperson Brigadier Phuti Setati said in a statement.
"We further wish to confirm that Lt-General Mdluli remains suspended."
The Boksburg Magistrate's Court found on Friday there was not enough evidence to implicate the Mdluli and three others in the death of Oupa Ramogibe.
Ramogibe died in February 1999 after marrying Mdluli's mistress Tsidi Buthelezi.