Selebi applies for appeal

2010-09-06 07:29

Ex top-cop Jackie Selebi was set to return to the Johannesburg High Court today to try and appeal his corruption conviction and 15-year jail sentence.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) last month said Selebi would ask the court for permission to appeal.

Selebi has argued that his prosecution was improper, manipulated and based on ulterior motives.

Judge Meyer Joffe found him guilty of receiving money from convicted drugster Glenn Agliotti and sentenced him to jail in July this year.

But Selebi has claimed that state prosecutor Gerrie Nel was out to get him because of his involvement in the process to shut down the independent Scorpions corruption busting unit.

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