THE chief investigating officer in the corruption trial of former police commissioner Jackie Selebi took the stand in the Johannesburg high court yesterday.
Andrew Gordon Leask, who worked for the Directorate of Special Operations, testified he was involved in the investigation into the murder of mining magnate Brett Kebble. During this investigation he said "concerns" were raised over "suspicious" calls between Kebble, his security head Clinton Nassif and convicted drug trafficker Glenn Agliotti.
"There was also a concern for the strange and peculiar behaviour of the accused (Selebi) in a meeting in which he was briefed by the investigation team (about the Kebble murder) from SAPS."
Leask said documents related to the Selebi investigation were first made available by former police reservist Paul Stemmet.
"He provided information that implicated Agliotti in drug shipments . He also made reference to a relationship between Mr Agliotti and the accused."
Leask also provided details of Agliotti's arrest in July 2006, along with seven others, in a hashish bust with an estimated street value of R200million seized in Alberton, south of Johannesburg.
Leask said he was approached by one Anthony Dormehl and former airport security boss Paul O'Sullivan about the drug consignment in April 2006. Dormehl was involved in the transport and storage of the drugs.
Leask said Dormehl was offered indemnity for his role in the drug matter in exchange for testifying for the state. Agliotti was then arrested in the case.
He later reached a plea bargain in the drug case in which he agreed to testify against his accomplices.
"What was the focus of the (Alberton drug) investigation?" prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked Leask.
"Glenn Agliotti," he replied. - Sapa