Money binds druglord and his ex – lawyer

2009-11-05 10:38

JAAP Cilliers, the legal counsel of former top cop Jackie Selebi,

said the state’s second witness Dianne Muller and her former fiancé Glenn

Agliotti were still attached to each other because of money.

This morning Muller admitted that, long after Agliotti and Muller

separated, she was still paying for his water and lights and medical aid bills,

and took care of his mail.

Cilliers accused Muller of doing these tasks for Agliotti because

she was benefiting financially from the convicted drug dealer and self-confessed


Muller told the South Gauteng High Court – where Selebi is on trial

for corruption relating to benefits he received from Agliotti – that she and

Agliotti were not enemies and that he was repaying her, for services, through

Agliotti’s ex-wife’s company Care Products.

She admitted that she took care of Care Products’ accounts but did

not have any signing powers.

But Cilliers said it was strange that after their relationship had

deteriorated for reasons of dishonesty she still continued to do “secretarial

functions” at his ex-wife’s company.

“There is still something binding you. My suspicion is that it is

money, said Cilliers.

“If I had any Louis Vuitton handbags and shoes, maybe... You can

come and look at my house if you want. I didn’t benefit,” Muller charged at

Cilliers’ accusations.

Financial statements from Spring Lights – a company Agliotti set up

allegedly to handle all money paid for Selebi – showed that “enormous money

flew” from its bank account to that of Care Products.

“Why did you not query the R480 000, R200 000, R300 000 and

R150 000 flowing into Care Products from Spring Lights? Those are substantial

amounts,” said Cilliers.

“I never involved myself in what Mr Agliotti used the money for. It

wasn’t any of my business,” replied Muller.

The trial continues.

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