Revealed: the Selebi probe dossier

2007-12-10 00:00

Startling revelations of facts forming the basis of the Scorpion case against National Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi and others have come to light in a document acquired by Beeld newspaper.

The 141-page document was compiled from sworn statements that have been handed over to the Scorpions.

The statements were taken by former Airports Company (Acsa) security chief Paul O’Sullivan, as part of his private investigations into Selebi.

Sources close to the investigation into Selebi, known as Project Bad Guys, confirmed to Beeld yesterday that the O’Sullivan document is the basis of the Scorpions investigation.

The statements apparently reveal a clear trail of alleged organised criminal acts committed by Glenn Agliotti, with the help of his friend, Selebi

Agliotti reached a plea agreement with the Scorpions last week and was found guilty of drug dealing.

From a statement by someone referred to as “Casual Source”, taken by O’Sullivan and handed to the Scorpions, it appears that Agliotti played a far bigger role in organised crime than he admitted in court.

Casual Source alleges that murdered mining magnate Brett Kebble’s former security consultant Clinton Nassif and Kebble himself were involved in organised crime, assisted by Selebi.

Nassif earlier reached a plea agreement with the Scorpions on the Kebble murder charge, and on the drugs charge on which Agliotti was sentenced last week.

“Glenn Agliotti ‘GA’ is a friend of Jackie Selebi,” O’Sullivan’s transcription of the statement by Casual Source reads.

This statement continues: “The source says the three of them (Selebi, Nassif and Agliotti) own a place in Midrand and every fortnight or so large sums of cash are collected from there and taken to a certain bank.

“The source says the bank manager [the name of the manager and the bank are known but withheld by Beeld, on legal advice] ensure that the Fica requirements are circumvented and that the money is clean.”

Amounts of between R1 million and R2 million at a time are involved, Beeld heard.

The bank manager apparently resigned from the bank eventually and was working with Nassif full time “to launder his money”.

Casual Source also alleged that Nassif and Agliotti travelled to London every month, to deposit money into bank accounts there.

He alleged that Selebi helped to ensure that Agliotti and Nassif were not stopped with the money at O.R. Tambo Airport, and that in return, deposits were made into an account at a London bank for Selebi.

In the statement it is also alleged that Selebi and other police sources helped obtain information for Nassif and his security company CSN.

It is also alleged that Selebi assisted Nassif in weapon smuggling activities.

Neither Agliotti nor Selebi would comment on the file. A message on the cellphone of Marius du Toit, Nassif’s attorney, said he would be available again on January 8.

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