By Adriaan Basson
From best cop to deprave criminal in six years – Jackie Selebi's fall from grace got here fast. After strolling back from exile, Selebi was once one of many ANC's acclaimed civil servants. In 1999 his pal Thabo Mbeki appointed him leader of police. And in 2004 Selebi grew to become the world's best cop whilst he was once elected president of Interpol. Selebi was once on most sensible of the area, yet no longer for long.The assassination of mining boss Brett Kebble in 2005 opened the door to South Africa's darkish aspect – an international the place organised criminals tangoed with crooked police officers and tool, cash and greed governed the day. How did a good guy like Selebi get involved during this net of deceit?In this gripping first account of Selebi's upward push and fall, award-winning investigative reporter Adriaan Basson probes the trail that ended in Selebi's downfall. And he solutions the most important questions: How used to be the fellow relied on by way of 50 million humans to guard them from criminals corrupted? What harm was once prompted to the country's rule of legislations in an...
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Cilliers continued grilling Agliotti about his knowledge of Stemmet’s dirty tricks, trying to show that Agliotti was not the kind of upstanding citizen who would prevent drugs being planted on an innocent man. Judge Meyer Joffe was less than impressed with the suggestion that a man was languishing in prison for ‘bothering’ Yusuf Surtee and asked for the matter to be investigated. Nel assured Joffe the matter ‘had been dealt with’ and that the ‘innocent’ man was not in prison. Joffe looked relieved.
Everybody else was just left to the wind. That’s unfortunately how it felt. This was post-94 with the transition from SAP [South African Police] to SAPS [South African Police Service]. It literally felt like you were being thrown out into the wilderness and people were just looking after themselves. 15 So bad were things in the SAPS that in July 1997, Mandela and his safety and security minister Steve Tshwete took the unusual step of appointing South African Breweries chairman Meyer Kahn as a turnaround-specialist and chief executive of the SAPS for two years.
So I left to go to Moscow with sandals and a shirt … I arrived in Moscow and the people at the airport thought … something was wrong with me, and I was given warm clothes by them there. So I went there, got the training … never being able to tell my students that I am leaving for another mission. They never got to know until I came back, but even then I could not tell them where I [had been]. That is the nature of the situation that we lived in. While in exile, Selebi was elected to various leadership positions in the ANC, including that of ‘head of the ANC youth, your kind of Malema today’ as he described it during his testimony.