"Selebi was on payroll of the Kebbles" - court hears

2009-10-07 11:26

FORMER police commissioner Jackie Selebi demanded an apology from a

person (not named in court) who authored an intelligence report that he was on

the payroll of the Kebbles, the South Gauteng High Court heard today.

The report, which was handed to former President Thabo Mbeki, upset

Selebi so much that he wanted a written apology from the author.

Drug smuggler and Brett Kebble’s alleged murderer Glenn Agliotti

made the revelation at the second-day of his testimony against Selebi.

Selebi is facing corruption and defeating the ends of justice


He said around 2006, Selebi contacted him and said they should meet


The meeting was held at the offices of Agliotti’s former wife in


“The accused brought me a thick document. It was opened and two

sentences were underlined and asked me to read them,” Agliotti said.

“The report quoted Jurgen Kogl saying that the Kebbles were paying

Selebi. He (the accused) asked me if I knew who Jurgen Kogl was, and replied at

the time that I didn’t know him.”

Agliotti then told Selebi that he would find out who Kogl is.

Agliotti later met John Stratton and the Kebbles and asked them who Kogl


“They told me that Jurgen Kogl had entered into a business venture

with the Kebbles (especially Brett). The deal had gone sour and the relationship

between the two parties had been strained,” he testified.

At another meeting, Agliotti told Selebi the Kebbles’ account on

Kogl and the business venture which had gone sour.

“The accused replied that he was upset and demanded a letter of

apology from the author of the document.”

Earlier in the morning, the proceedings were delayed due to typo on

the Selebi’s indictment.

Testifying was delayed for nearly two hours while the lawyers

argued about whether such changes on the indictment should be permitted.

The court later allowed the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to

make the amendments.

On Tuesday, Agliotti told the court how he went on shopping sprees

with Selebi and handed envelopes containing United States dollars to the former

top cop.

The trial continues.

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