The investigation of a fraudster's murder raises doubts about
the national police chief's position
President Thabo Mbeki
and Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula
are so far standing by National Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi
, who is at the centre of a bizarre political-criminal scandal. It began when Brett Kebble, a mining magnate and fraudster, who has been bankrolling the defence of the sacked Deputy President, Jacob Zuma
, was shot dead in his car on 27 September last year. Kebble has been linked to the theft of millions of mining company shares. On 16 November the Scorpions, the investigative arm of the National Prosecutions Authority, arrested Selebi's friend Glen Agliotti in connection with the murder. They are now investigating Selebi himself, who insists he has done no wrong and was unaware of any criminal activity by Agliotti.
A French judge warms up some old allegations and creates a diplomatic storm
The break in diplomatic relations between Paris and Kigali will not heal quickly. It came after France's Judge Jean-Louis Bruguière asked a higher court to issue internation...
If Judge Jean-Louis Bruguière obtains the international warrants issued in France, nine people will be targets for arrest if they enter the European Union and other countrie...