to wrap up its closing arguments in the High Court in Johannesburg this
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel tore Selebi’s evidence apart during his
arguments yesterday, focusing on the former police chief’s allegedly corrupt
relationship with convicted drug trafficker Glenn Agliotti and money he
allegedly received from him.
Nel described Selebi as an “arrogant and disrespectful person” with
no regard for the truth, and said he had been careful not to leave any paper
trail that could link him to the Kebble mining family.
“The accused, a policeman with a definite appreciation that he
could be the target of many a shrewd corrupter, ensured that his own bank
account did not reveal transactions regarding unexplained money [and] would not
deposit unexplained money into his account,” Nel told the court yesterday.
This argument related to the R1.2 million Selebi allegedly received
from the Kebble mining family through Agliotti.
To cover his tracks, Selebi had laundered foreign currency, Nel
“The accused had dollars to sell and failed to explain to the court
where he obtained the currency. The only reasonable inference must be that the
accused sold the dollars he received from Agliotti.”
Once Nel was finished, Selebi’s lawyer Jaap Cilliers would present
his own arguments.
The two parties were expected to wrap up their arguments before
Friday. The trial could then be postponed to a date in July, after the World