Timeline to justice

JACOB Sello Selebi was born on March 7 1950.

JACOB Sello Selebi was born on March 7 1950.

He obtained a BA degree from the University of the North (Turfloop). He was a member of Sasco.

He taught at several schools before getting fully involved with the ANC.

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

l 1987 - elected head of the ANC Youth League and member of the NEC of the ANC.

l 1991 - was responsible for the repatriation of ANC exiles.

l 1993 - head of ANC welfare department.

l 1995 - was appointed SA's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

l 1998 - received human rights award from the International Service for Human Rights.

l 2000 - appointed national police commissioner.

l 2002 - appointed vice-president of Interpol in the African region.

l 2004 - promoted to president of Interpol

l 2007 - criticised after suggesting that prostitution and public drinking be legalised during the 2010 World Cup.

l 2007 - admitted to being friends with drug trafficker and murder accused Glenn Agliotti, saying "he is my friend finish and klaar".

l September 10 2007 - a warrant of arrest was issued by the NPA over allegations of corruption and defeating the ends of justice.

l 2008 January - Mbeki suspends Selebi, putting him on an "extended leave of absence" and appointed Timothy Williams to act in his place. The next day Selebi resigned from Interpol.

l January 31 2008 - Selebi appears in the Randburg magistrate's court charged with corruption and defeating the ends of justice.