'AGLIOTTI THOUGHT HE WAS ABOVE THE LAW'

UNTOUCHABLE: The corruption trial of former police chief Jackie Selebi heard yesterday that the state's star witness, convicted drug dealer Glenn Agliotti, had handed over cash to Selebi in Midrand. Pic: SIMON MATHEBULA. 30/10/2009. © Sowetan.
The Trial-Jackie Selebi,former police commissioner squaring  up to Glenn Aglioti,who is still occupying the stand and giving evidence,seen here leaving the Supreme Court on Friday.pic Simon Mathebula.
UNTOUCHABLE: The corruption trial of former police chief Jackie Selebi heard yesterday that the state's star witness, convicted drug dealer Glenn Agliotti, had handed over cash to Selebi in Midrand. Pic: SIMON MATHEBULA. 30/10/2009. © Sowetan. The Trial-Jackie Selebi,former police commissioner squaring up to Glenn Aglioti,who is still occupying the stand and giving evidence,seen here leaving the Supreme Court on Friday.pic Simon Mathebula.

CONVICTED drug trafficker Glenn Agliotti is a liar who believed he was untouchable, his ex-fiancée - a state witness in the corruption trial of former police head Jackie Selebi - said yesterday.

CONVICTED drug trafficker Glenn Agliotti is a liar who believed he was untouchable, his ex-fiancée - a state witness in the corruption trial of former police head Jackie Selebi - said yesterday.

"I expect we both know the credibility of Agliotti. I never took anything he said as fact," Dianne Muller told defence lawyer Jaap Cilliers.

Muller told the high court in Johannesburg her relationship with Agliotti eventually ended because of his lies.

"I moved him out of my house because of his inability to tell me the truth. The more he thought he was untouchable and above the law the more of a handful he became."

Earlier, Muller had said Agliotti believed his friendship with Selebi put him above the law.

"Agliotti started to believe he was larger than life. That he was bigger than anyone. That he could do anything. That the law could not touch him because he was friends with the accused, " Muller said.

She said since Agliotti's arrest in 2006 in a drug bust her life had been a "living hell".

Admitting to being nervous at the beginning of her testimony Muller more than held her own against Cilliers' badgering style of questioning.

Making eye contact with him she often reprimanded him for making claims about inconsistencies in her statements.

Earlier she had described packing R110000 in cash for Selebi at offices in Midrand, which Agliotti also used.

"I counted R110000 and put it in a white bank bag. I took it down to the boardroom and put the bag in front of Agliotti. He put his hands on the bag, slid it across to Selebi and said, 'Here you go, my China'.

"About 20 or 30 minutes later Glenn shouted 'Selebi is leaving'. I waved goodbye and he (Selebi) had the bank bag in his possession." - Sapa

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