Top left, Jackie Selebi, Top Right Fikile Mbalula, Bottom left Brett Kebble, Bottom right, Jacob Zuma
Kebble’s former housekeeper testifies
Kebble’s butler due to testify
“To my knowledge both Brett and Selebi [former police commissioner Jackie Selebi] were Zuma [President Jacob Zuma ] supporters and Brett was assisting Selebi with the Khampepe Commission,” Minnaar said in a statement, read out in court by Agliotti’s counsel, Laurance Hodes SC.
Minnaar told the court that Kebble had a separate cellphone for “Lunga Mcwana and Fikile of the youth league”.Political talk abounded in the Kebble household - witness
Kebble’s links with Selebi, ANCYL members Lunga Mcwana and Fikile Mbalula, money changing hands for protection, the disbanding of the Scorpions all comes to light in the murder trial
Published: 2010/08/11 04:15:51 PM
There was always “political talk” in the home of deceased mining magnate Brett Kebble, the High Court in Johannesburg heard on Wednesday.
Kebble’s former housekeeper, Andrew Minnaar, told the court that elections were often spoken about.
He was a witness in the trial of murder accused Glenn Agliotti.
Then president Thabo Mbeki appointed the Khampepe Commission to look into the “mandate and location” of the Directorate of Special Operations, the Scorpions.
This was used “to have confidential discussions”.
At the time the president of the youth league was current deputy police minister, Fikile Mbalula.
The phones were bought especially for the pair. Minnaar testified that Kebble “freaked out” when somebody other than the two men called him on those lines. Kebble used “a number of cellphones”, he said.
Minnaar earlier testified that Kebble paid to have Selebi “make his troubles go away” and ensure the now-defunct Scorpions were disbanded.
He told the court that Agliotti owed Kebble and his business partner John Stratton R15 million — this money was intended to ensure that Selebi “did certain things”.
Asked what these “things” were, Minnaar said it was for ”protection, basically” and “to get the disbanding of the Scorpions”.
These were among many things Selebi was apparently on Kebble’s payroll for.
Minnaar recalled a meeting with Selebi at which Kebble’s father Roger was present.
According to the former housekeeper, Roger Kebble told Selebi:
“By rights I should be in jail by now.” He testified that Kebble junior met Selebi often – around once a month or once every six weeks on a Tuesday or Thursday night.
The matter adjourned for the day at lunch time. The trial resumes on Thursday.