So true, and I am thrilled to hear it. My toes are absolutely curling with delightful schadenfreude at seeing the complete humiliation of that pseudo-intellectual Thabo Mbeki who defended his pal right through and asked everyone to trust him...Beautiful! Mmm-mmm-mmm-MMMMMMMM!....Of course, Selebi has a two week reprieve before embarking on his "new life" but I can't help wondering, if this was not Mbeki's pal, if instead this was Zuma's pal, would the outcome have been the same?
And I'm still troubled by the fact that Jacob Zuma has got off Scott free from 783 counts of fraud without a trial. I'm also wondering about old Shaik, is he dead yet? LOL, no of course not, he's playing golf tomorrow...It's not what you know, it's who you know...Isn't Azania an amazing jungle?!
Former national police chief Jackie Selebi's 15-year jail sentence is a "rare instance of justice for corrupt cadres", the Democratic Alliance said on Tuesday.
This marked the end of one of the most controversial trials in South African history, DA spokeswoman Dianne Kohler-Barnard said.
"Controversial because of the numerous obstacles placed in the way of due process and the law in trying to bring this criminal to book and controversial because we as a country are almost completely unfamiliar with the idea of a corrupt official, connected to the ANC, actually going to prison," she said.
As Selebi came to grips with the idea of prison, so too should the government think about the integrity of a police structure that was for years led by an individual who on Tuesday joined the ranks of the very criminals from which the police were supposed to protect society.
"The reason was cadre deployment and cadre deployment alone, and that ANC-driven policy needs to be scrapped," Kohler-Barnard said. - Sapa