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National Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi will appear in the Randburg regional court on February 1, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said yesterday.
His attorney Wynanda Coetzee said yesterday that the NPA had yet to formally notify her office of the decision.
"We haven't heard anything. It came to me as a surprise. I heard it from one of the radio stations... on the news a few minutes ago." However, Coetzee said it was one of the dates Selebi's legal team had suggested for the hearing.
She nonetheless emphasised that she would confirm the date on Friday morning with the advocates who would defend Selebi.
The NPA originally wanted the case on the roll on January 30, but one of Selebi's advocates would not be available, said Coetzee. The legal team had instead suggested that the case be heard on January 28, because they wanted the matter finalised as soon as possible.
They had also suggested January 31 and February 1 as possible court dates.
But her office had been unable to reach the NPA by telephone, said Coetzee. She also claimed the NPA had not responded to any letters about the matter from her office.
The NPA has indicated that it intends charging Selebi with corruption and defeating the course of justice.
He is accused of having a corrupt relationship with Glenn Agliotti, who was convicted of drug trafficking.
He also stands accused in the murder of mining magnate Brett Kebble, and of turning a blind eye to drug smuggling.
Selebi's lawyers will today try to secure a date from the judge president for a hearing to have the probe against him halted.
The NPA said it would not arrest Selebi "with handcuffs" . - Sapa