Selebi’s a liar, witness tells court

2009-11-05 12:49

BEFORE ending her testimony in the South Gauteng High Court today,

Dianne Muller looked former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi in the

eye and told him he was a liar.

Selebi’s counsel Jaap Cilliers told Muller that the former top cop

denied ever asking or taking money from Glenn Agliotti.

“That is not the truth,” Muller said, turning in the witness stand

to stare directly at Selebi.

Muller told the court yesterday about a weekend when she, Agliotti,

Selebi, his wife and two children went shopping for clothes in Sandton, north of


“We met outside Fubu. Agliotti took the two boys and bought them

shirts, jeans and shoes and whatever they wanted…
Agliotti told the little

Indian sales girl he would sort out the bill in the morning,” she said.

But today Cilliers said to her that Selebi denied that a shopping

trip to buy his children clothing at Fubu had ever happened.

“That is a lie,” she replied, turning once again to look directly

at Selebi.

The trial was adjourned early today after Muller finished her

testimony. Martin Flint, Muller’s father and financial director of her company

Maverick, will take the stand tomorrow. State prosecutor Gerrie Nel indicated

that his testimony would not take more than one day.

Flint and Agliotti both had signing powers on a bank account

belonging to Spring Lights, a company the convicted drug dealer set up,

allegedly to channel payments to Selebi.

Muller described her father as an old man in his seventies whose

memory “is not that great”. She said her father believes “that the world is a

wonderful place and would not see wrong in anyone”.

When Flint ends his evidence, the prosecution hopes to turn its

focus on an audit by auditing firm KPMG on Selebi’s lifestyle as well as the

Spring Lights account through which slain mining magnate Brett Kebble allegedly

channelled payments to Agliotti.

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