Some evidence may be excluded, says Selebi judge

2010-07-01 11:17

Fairness in any trial meant that, on occasion, evidence may be

excluded, Judge Meyer Joffe remarked today in the corruption trial of former

police chief Jackie Selebi.

The judge said in the Johannesburg High Court – also known as the

South Gauteng High Court – that Selebi and Glenn Agliotti, a businessman who has

been convicted in an illegal drugs case, had had around 12 meetings.

The nature

of the relationship between the two men was in dispute, the judge added.

Earlier Joffe ruled that DVD evidence submitted to the court was

admissible.

The court had heard that a DVD recording by members of the

Directorate for Special Operations was used to blackmail Agliotti to make up a

case against Selebi.

Joffe today began handing down judgment in the case against Selebi

who faces charges of corruption relating to up to R1.2 million he is said to

have received from various people in return for favours.

The former police chief and senior Interpol officer also faces

charges of defeating the ends of justice. He has pleaded not guilty to all

charges.



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