Pair have a lot to tell the police

Waghied Misbach

Waghied Misbach

Two bouncers have emerged as key informants in finding the killers of businessman Brett Kebble, it emerged at the weekend.

The Sunday Times reported that former Elite Security Group bouncers Mikey Schultz and Nigel McGirk are cooperating with the Scorpions and police investigators. The two worked for Central National Security, a company owned by Clint Nassif, Kebble's former security chief.

They are said to have information about who killed Kebble last September. Schultz is the brother-in-law of Mark Groenewald, owner of Danmar Auto, where Kebble's car was cleaned within hours of the murder - destroying crucial forensic and ballistic evidence, reports the Sunday Times. Nassif was arrested a few weeks ago for insurance fraud, which was followed by the arrest of Glen Agliotti, the friend of National Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Makhosini Nkosi was quoted at the weekend as saying that the joint investigation between the Scorpions and police was going well.

Meanwhile, pressure is mounting for Selebi to step down, with reports indicating that senior ANC members are divided on the issue. But the ANC's national executive committee issued a statement on Saturday supporting Selebi, who turned up at the meeting uninvited. Cabinet also supports Selebi, saying that an investigation can only be conducted on the basis of evidence.

The DA's Dianne Kohler Barnard criticised the committee's decision.

"The NEC missed an ideal opportunity to prove its commitment to the fight against crime during its meeting, but it chose not to discuss the Selebi-Agliotti friendship.

"Selebi cannot remain in office while the investigation into Agliotti and the murder of Kebble continues. This is what the DA said in parliament this week and the call has been echoed by several others. It is improper for Selebi to keep his position until the investigation has been wrapped up. Surely the man tasked with leading the fight against crime should be above reproach when it comes to the people he associates with?

"The president and the safety and security minister must take immediate action to investigate the nature of Selebi's relationship with Agliotti."