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Jackie Selebi to hear his fate

2011-12-02 07:27

Bloemfontein - The Supreme Court of Appeal will deliver judgment on the corruption appeal hearing of former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi on Friday.

Selebi was sentenced to a 15-year jail term for corruption after accepting payments from convicted drug trafficker Glenn Agliotti. He remains free pending the appeal.

Sentencing him in the South Gauteng High Court on August 3, 2010, Judge Meyer Joffe called Selebi "a liar" with "low moral fibre".

The court said society in general and the courts in particular relied on the honesty, integrity and truthfulness of policemen and women. It held that mostly this reliance was not misplaced, but in Selebi's case it was.

The high court granted Selebi leave to appeal in terms of whether the State had proved that Selebi had provided Glenn Agliotti with anything in return as a result of gratification received from the convicted drug trafficker.

On appeal, Selebi's defence attacked the findings of the trial court in relation to State witness Agliotti and Diane Muller.

Much time was also spent on arguing aspects of the trial court's findings about money paid to Selebi and corroborating evidence from Agliotti’s testimony.

The appeal was before a full bench of five judges.

Comments
  • OSSY24 - 2011-12-02 07:35

    denied

      John - 2011-12-02 09:13

      for sure, who me never

  • sesom - 2011-12-02 07:38

    SELEBI+CELE..BOTH THE SAME.. RUBBISH...

      Vic - 2011-12-02 09:57

      Agreed. The list of RUBBISH just keeps growing, with no end in sight. As for the so-called president, I say no more !!!

      Motho - 2011-12-02 10:00

      Rubbish is actually yourself. They dont deserve to be referred to as such irrespective of the fact that they might have done things we dont approve. THEY ARE ALSO HUMAN BEINGS LIKE YOU FOOL.

      Peter - 2011-12-02 12:04

      SELEBI+CELE+MOTHO..ALL THE SAME.. RUBBISH...

  • ZuluWarrior - 2011-12-02 07:44

    And then? When does he T off?

      Burton - 2011-12-02 08:58

      He will have a 9 o'clock tee time at at least one course per province, every day, 24/7 for the rest of his life!

  • swavka - 2011-12-02 07:50

    Is this man still receiving his so called salary - you know the one that is millions - and will he still receive it if he goes to jail, what will that achieve - he is not hurting nor is he sorry. The only thing that has hurt him so far is being out of that position of "power". You know what i feel generous - give him house arrest.

  • Leon - 2011-12-02 07:52

    He's aparently sick and won't attend the verdict....Pulling a shaik?

  • John - 2011-12-02 07:54

    What perfect material for a Nando's ad.

      Squatter - 2011-12-02 09:08

      Come on John, don't be cruel now. These old men fought hard for our freedom. What is wrong with a few truckloads of pure Coke? A true freedom fighter with pure intentions.

  • Paddy - 2011-12-02 07:55

    Another fine example of a fast approaching banana republic........who's next??

  • JohnnyBGood - 2011-12-02 08:15

    So they fall... Maybe one day, we will get to the Big-Cheese himself.

  • Sidima - 2011-12-02 08:20

    As sad as this is, this case was designed to have loop holes for Selebi to have an escape route. He will have the verdict reversed. This is how Mzanzi role. Agliotti is a liar.

  • Johann - 2011-12-02 08:22

    Hang on now is the head of Interpol you talking about(or ex) ?

      Squatter - 2011-12-02 08:37

      Yes!!!!! That one! But he is innocent, as you have read in the comment above you. Agliotti is the liar and framed him. How can anybody of the ANC be guilty of corruption? Wait, I should get off News24 and go join my bank robber friends, it is end of the month!

  • Ovie - 2011-12-02 08:36

    I hope he rots in jail. And instead of picking up soap. Supply him with Omo to pick up. It takes longer.

      Jerhone - 2011-12-02 08:42

      He needs a pineapple supository to get that arrogant smirk off his thieving face

      Squatter - 2011-12-02 08:49

      LOL @Ovie.

  • Jerhone - 2011-12-02 08:39

    haven't they hung this arogant thieving a*rsewipe yet

  • mninawa - 2011-12-02 08:50

    He is gonna bribe NPA with Nando's

  • David - 2011-12-02 08:57

    Selebi and Cele can be cell mates, how about that?

  • Fredster69 - 2011-12-02 08:57

    I am sure he will develop a cronic life threatening illness not long into his sentence. Much the same as the shabeer-o-cronics.

  • Mashudu - 2011-12-02 09:37

    Can't wait to hear if Selebi's Hands were indeed clean as he claimed before. Personal I think He's too old for Prison

  • George - 2011-12-02 12:32

    How many police chief bombed in a few years for coruption. New world record

  • Cynthia - 2011-12-02 13:06

    We have good reason to be ashamed of our Police Chiefs so far. Fortunately we still have some honest-to-goodness police that will help us and protect us and to those few, I say a heartfelt thank you. So if you are one of the good guys, please know that my thanks are directed at YOU.

  • Andrew - 2011-12-02 13:16

    There is justice. It Was denied!

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