South Africa: NPA pleased with Selebi sentence

source: News24
2010-08-03 20:01

Johannesburg – The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) was pleased with the 15-year sentence meted out to former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi on Tuesday.

“The sentence is an appropriate one that fits the crime and is a warning to all public officials to fight any temptation to engage in corrupt activities,” said NPA spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga.

“It is an indication of the commitment by prosecutors in the court to root out corruption.”

Speaking at the end of the bitter and protracted case against Selebi, Mhaga said the sentence was due to a “sterling job” led by the investigating and prosecuting team.

The NPA would wait for the outcome of the application for leave to appeal, which Selebi’s legal counsel have indicated they [continue reading]

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