Agliotti the last to speak to Kebble

2009-11-11 13:58

THE State’s sixth witness and chief forensic investigator of the

police Paula Roeland, told the South Gauteng High Court that convicted drug

dealer Glenn Agliotti called slain mining magnate Brett Kebble seven times the

night before he was killed.

Testifying in Afrikaans in the on-going corruption trial of former

national police commissioner Jackie Selebi, Roeland said she was responsible for

investigating Kebble’s two cellphone records to find out who was communicating

with him in the days leading up to his death.

Kebble was killed on September 27 2005 in what was believed to be

an assisted suicide.

Roeland said Kebble’s cellphone records showed that Agliotti was

the last person to talk to him on September 26, adding that her investigation

also discovered that Kebble could have had a third phone that was not registered

that could have been stolen or lost at the scene of the murder.

Roeland also told the high court that “it was strange” they

couldn’t get access to Agliotti’s cellphone records and that she had asked

Selebi to assist her with his (Agliotti) contacts after she overheard a phone

conversation between the two.

According to Roeland, she overheard Selebi asking Agliotti: “what

is the story you told me about the reservist?”. She said when she approached

Selebi and asked him to assist her with Agliotti’s numbers, he replied: “I don’t

do numbers”.

“My colleagues and I spoke about Mr Selebi’s reaction and we

thought it was very strange,” Roeland said.

The defence lawyer Jaap Cilliers SC said that Selebi does not

remember the incident except that he was very upset and angry about certain

aspects of the investigation.

According to Cilliers, Selebi was upset that Kebble’s car was not

removed from the crime scene by the police and that nobody knew where it

was.

In response, Roeland said she doesn’t remember Selebi being

angry.


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