Selebi sentencing to start

2010-07-14 08:25

Sentencing procedures against former national police commissioner

Jackie Selebi will start in the Johannesburg High Court today.

Selebi was found guilty of corruption on July 2 for receiving

payments from convicted drug trafficker Glenn Agliotti.

In his judgment, the presiding officer in the case, Judge Meyer

Joffe, said both Selebi, and the state’s star witness, Agliotti, had fabricated

evidence and lied.

After the declaration of the verdict, Joffe heard that Selebi had

two previous convictions – one for possessing an unlicensed firearm on his

return to South Africa from exile as an ANC member, and another for damaging

apartheid-era police property.

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