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Judge Joffe calls Selebi "embarrassment to SAPS and cou...

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Judge Joffe calls Selebi “embarrassment to SAPS and country”

Judge Meyer Joffe brought down the full might of justice on former police commissioner Jackie Selebi, who has been convicted of corruption and now faces 15 years in prison. He called him an embarrassment to South Africa, the government that appointed him, the South African Police Service and the court. Joffe took particular umbrage to Selebi's attempts to hoodwink the court with "mendacious and manufactured evidence", but still handed down the minimum sentence for the charges. Read more: Mail & Guardian and Times Live



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