NPA probe into Selebi case - report

Johannesburg - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is conducting an internal probe into the prosecution of convicted former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi, The New Age reported on Thursday.

According to the report, a misconduct complaint was laid by Selebi's family and legal team that the prosecution did not reveal all the evidence in its possession during the former police commissioner's trial.

Suspended integrity management unit head Prince Mokotedi, who was expected to resign from the NPA on Friday, confirmed to the newspaper that the complaint was being investigated.

"I know that senior prosecutor Shawn Abrahams has been appointed to look into the matter," he said.

"He has collected the Selebi docket from the Hawks and is studying the contents."

Selebi's lawyer Wynanda Coetzee said on Wednesday they had approached the NPA regarding the way the case was handled.

Selebi was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment on August 3, 2010 for taking bribes from convicted drug dealer Glenn Agliotti.

He collapsed at his house in December 2011 after his final appeal failed.

Selebi was released on medical parole in 2012 after he was diagnosed with kidney failure, hypertension and diabetes.

Peter Roy Logan 2014/07/31 07:30:24 AM
Throw this crook back into jail where he belongs!
Graham Psalmist Jehoma 2014/07/31 07:31:13 AM
I hope if they go to court...and found guilty again that this dying man gets to serve the rest of his sentence.....the cheek and arrogance of this clown is too much
Deeteem 2014/07/31 07:47:01 AM
OMG Is this crook still alive ? Still getting a huge salary ? Still dancing for/with Glen ?
Louis Van Den Elst 2014/07/31 07:55:15 AM
Mmmm Coetzee good money in it for you
Shaun ter Bruggen 2014/07/31 07:56:31 AM
Why would he and his family be concerned that not all the evidence was submitted when what was submitted was enough to send him to jail? Could it be that other high ranking 'honourable' members were privy and part of his shenanigans? Number one?
Michael Kleber 2014/07/31 07:57:28 AM
This dishonest crooked excuse for a human being should be in jail
FastnEasy Loans 2014/07/31 08:01:29 AM
He got off lightly, he should shut his mouth
gunnshot 2014/07/31 08:23:19 AM
South Africa is a joke. If you are connected to the ANC you are bulletproof. The president is as guilty as hell of many crimes but spends 245 million Rand on his own home. Don't waste tax payers money prosecuting these mongrels. They don't pay any tax but, my word, are they good at stealing it. ANC happy about municipal audits. Most of them are a shambles but because the odd one is stealing less than the rest, this is fine. A country of looters and no leaders.
sesom 2014/07/31 08:23:26 AM
If he hasnt paid his Legal fees, WHY IS HE STILL RUNNING AROUND...LOCK HIM UP....
Tholakele Mngadi 2014/07/31 08:25:21 AM
NEWS24 please remove this media survey thing!!! I've answered it before! And now I can't even refuse to not do the survey because the ''No Thanks'' block is un-clickable