Cash envelopes for cop chief

A convicted drug smuggler gave envelopes stuffed with cash to former police chief and one-time president of Interpol Jackie Selebi, the court was told yesterday.

A convicted drug smuggler gave envelopes stuffed with cash to former police chief and one-time president of Interpol Jackie Selebi, the court was told yesterday.

Selebi has pleaded not guilty to corruption charges and says he is the victim of a conspiracy.

Here are some facts about Selebi:

l Selebi was among a number of high-profile officials ensnared in corruption investigations, which have drawn accusations of high-level political manipulation and stoked investor worries about political instability.

l The case stems from Selebi's relationship with Glenn Agliotti, a convicted drug smuggler accused of playing a role in the murder of Brett Kebble.

Prosecutors have accused Selebi of receiving about R1,2million from Agliotti to ignore drug trafficking.

l Born in Johannesburg on March 7 1950, Selebi was a functionary of the ANC.

l Selebi was a representative of the World Federation of Democratic Youth in Budapest, Hungary, from 1983 to 1987.

l Selebi became SA's representative to the United Nations in 1995 and received the International Human Rights Award in 1997. - Reuters; Department of International Relations and Cooperation

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