Agliotti no longer under house arrest

2010-08-05 09:53

Murder accused Glenn Agliotti is no longer under house arrest, the Johannesburg High Court has heard.

Judge Frans Kgomo set new bail conditions, which excludes having him house-bound.

Bail was still kept at R200 000.

Agliotti is to report to a new investigating officer Colonel Pieter Van Heerden, must be contactable on his mobile phone at all times, must attend court and may apply for new travel documents or travel outside the country only with Van Heerden’s written permission.

He should also provide a written itinerary of his travels to Van Heerden and he must notify Van Heerden should he travel out of Gauteng or Ekurhuleni.

Before the ruling was handed down, State prosecutor Laurence Mashiane told the court that Agliotti was a main witness in the trial of former police commissioner Jackie Selebi and had not been “indemnified” in that matter.

He described Agliotti’s timing in seeking to lift the house arrest as “opportune”.

Agliotti’s counsel Laurence Hodes SC argued that it was “unconstitutional” to keep Agliotti under house arrest for four years.

He described the State’s bid to keep Agliotti house-bound as “malicious”.

Former security boss Clinton Nassif returned to the witness stand after five gruelling days under cross-examination.

Hodes had indicated that he would wrap up his questioning today.

The prosecution, led by deputy director of public prosecutions in Gauteng Dan Dakana, would then re-examine their witness.

Agliotti is facing four charges, one of conspiring to kill former Allan Gray auditor Stephen Mildenhall and others, the second of conspiring to kill mining magnate Brett Kebble, the third for the attempted killing of Mildenhall and the fourth for the Kebble murder.

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