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25 May 2017
   
 
 
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Guilty! That's the message South Africa's Appeal Court judges sent to the country's disgraced former top cop on Friday.

Jackie Selebi, once the nation's national police commissioner, failed to have his corruption conviction set aside in a judgment handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal.

"The appeal is dismissed," Judge Kenneth Mthiyane said in Bloemfontein.

Selebi was convicted for receiving benefits from convicted drug trafficker Glenn Agliotti and sentenced to 15 years in jail.

In a unanimous decision, the court found the annotations "cash JS", "A", "cash cop", and "cash chief" on cheque counterfoils referred to Selebi.

They rejected the submission that the cheques were for an ill policeman Agliotti was helping to support.

"This court also accepted that the words 'cop', c-o-p and 'JS' referred to the appellant," said Mthiyane.

Selebi was appealing last year's judgment by Judge Meyer Joffe in the High Court in Johannesburg, where he was found guilty of corruption and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

"On all the evidence contained in 66 volumes amounting to more than 600 pages that we had to wade through in this application for appeal, we are satisfied that the high court was correct in finding that the applicant did receive payment from Agliotti," said Mthiyane.

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