Police spokesperson on stand in Selebi trial

2010-05-03 11:01

THE defence in the Jackie Selebi corruption trial called in former

national police spokesperson Sally de Beer as a witness in the High Court in

Johannesburg today.

Brigadier De Beer, who worked as Selebi’s spokesperson during his

tenure as police commissioner, told the court how a journalist called her about

two documents - one labelled confidential - about which the journalist wanted to

interview Selebi.

She said she had then called Selebi and later met him and the

journalist and several police commissioners at Wachthuis to discuss the contents

of the dossier.

One of the documents contained information about Selebi receiving

monthly payments of R50 000 from Clinton Nassif, a man accused of removing slain

businessman Brett Kebble’s car from the murder scene and cleaning it up before

it underwent forensic examinations.

Selebi’s PA Eunice Grove will testify after De Beer.

Selebi has pleaded not guilty to a count of corruption and another

of defeating the ends of justice in connection with at least R1.2 million he

allegedly received from various people in return for favours.

The trial continues.

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