Saturday, January 12, 2008

Corruption: Interpol President charged with "defeating the ends of justice"

SABC reports that South Africa's National Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi is to be charged with corruption and "defeating the ends of justice."

Selebi, the president of Interpol, lodged an urgent application to the Pretoria High Court to try to stop the prosecution. However, the court rejected the application as the decision to prosecute was made some time ago, defeating the sense of urgency.

The charges are base on an allegedly corrupt relationship between Selebi and South African businessman Glen Aggliotti.

Selebi has long been controversial and is alleged to have interfered to have private top forensic experts Dr David Klatzow and former judge Willem Heath pulled off the murder investigation of slain businessman Brett Kebble - an associate of Aggliotti.