Selebi appeals conviction

2011-09-02 14:41

Former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi will appeal his corruption conviction in November, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said today.

NPA Spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said Selebi’s appeal would be heard on November 1 and November 2 at the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein.

“As prosecution we are confident that we’ll successfully argue for his conviction to be confirmed.”

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 Johannesburg High Court in August last year, Judge Meyer Joffe called Selebi “an embarrassment” and “a liar” with “low moral fibre”. 

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