Jackie Selebi
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South Africa ex-police chief Selebi jailed for 15 years

A South African court has sentenced former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi to 15 years in jail for corruption.

Selebi, a former president of Interpol, was convicted in July of receiving bribes from a drug dealer.

Convicted dealer Glenn Agliotti paid Selebi 1.2m rand ($156,000; £103,000) to turn a blind eye to his business.

Selebi was given 14 days to file an appeal. During this time he will be free on bail.

  • 03 Aug 2010