Judgment day for Selebi

2010-07-01 07:54

Judgment in former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi’s

corruption trial will be delivered today in the High Court in


Selebi faced charges of corruption relating to R1.2 million he

allegedly received from various people in return for favours, as well as charges

of defeating the ends of justice.

During closing arguments earlier this month, state prosecutor

Gerrie Nel said the state had proven Selebi’s guilt beyond reasonable doubt.

Defence counsel Jaap Cilliers sought to cast doubt on evidence led by Glen

Agliotti, the state’s main witness.

Nel said although Selebi had ensured that no paper trail existed of

financial kickbacks he received from Agliotti and the Kebble mining family, the

state had nevertheless proven his guilt.

Cilliers tore apart evidence led by Agliotti, saying the state had

based its entire case on an “unscrupulous, dangerous man” and “false allegations

against Selebi”.

Selebi pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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