Selebi granted leave to appeal sentencing

By Andy Rice 16 November 2010

Former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi has been granted leave to appeal on his conviction on broader grounds by the Supreme Court of Appeal than granted to him by Judge Meyer Joffe. Selebi was found guilty of corruption in July, and in September, granted leave to appeal on one ground, the cash bribes that he had received from Glenn Agliotti. He has now been given leave to appeal on the "benefits" aspect, which according to his lawyers, formed the core of the case against him. He was denied appeal on fair trial and compelling circumstances grounds. The date of the appeal has yet to be set. Selebi is appealing against a 15-year sentence handed down to him for corruption. Read more: Eyewitness News, News24

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