Police National Commissioner Jackie Selebi was angry at the postponement of his corruption trial to October in the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday.
"Let the people have the courage to put the allegations they have to me in an open court of law -- that's why I'm angry," he said after the trial was postponed to give the state more time for the investigation it began in 2006.
The state should not "run around and give excuses about this and that and files that are lost", said Selebi, explaining that he had abandoned an original demand for outstanding documents that could help his case so that the trial could start.
...state prosecutor Gerrie Nel said it wasn't possible to start because they had to find the missing file, which contained information on the surveillance of Agliotti by British police, and consider new information that was "dumped" on them at the start of the long weekend, as well as follow up on statements.
This concerned notice from the state attorney that some of the police witnesses they had wanted to interview were ready to impart information.
He said the NPA had had a "fight" since 2006 to get information from the police for their investigation.
Selebi's lawyers, however, simply wrote a letter to the state attorney and were given "very secret information" that was declassified.
Only two people in the police, who are state witnesses, had the power to declassify this information, giving them the impression that their investigation was being hindered by those loyal to Selebi.
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