Friday, March 26, 2010

Former South African Police Commissioner Files for Acquittal

Selebi files for acquittal

Fri, 26 Mar 2010 10:21

Former police chief Jackie Selebi has filed the first papers in his application for acquittal, The Star reported on Friday.

His lawyer Wynanda Coetzee said the heads of argument had been submitted to the trial judge and the State prosecutors.

When the trial resumes on 7 April the application will begin.

Such applications are intended to convince a judge that the State has failed in proving its case.

Generally, Selebi's defence would argue that the evidence presented by the State failed to prove the allegations on the charge sheet.

He is facing a charge of corruption and defeating the ends of justice and has pleaded not guilty.

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