Agliotti in the dock in July next year

Glenn Agliotti’s murder trial was moved to the Johannesburg High Court from the regional court, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) news reported on Monday.

Agliotti stands accused of the murder of mining magnate Brett Kebble in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs in September 2005.

The trial will be heard from July 27 to July 30 2009. Agliotti’s R500 000 bail was extended.

Earlier this year, Agliotti pleaded guilty to separate charges of drug smuggling.

He received a suspended sentence for those offences in exchange for turning state witness against suspended police National Commissioner Jackie Selebi, the SABC reported.

Meanwhile, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will call 50 witnesses to show that Agliotti and Kebble’s business partner, John Stratton, were involved in his assisted suicide, IOL reported on Monday.

According to the website, the NPA had officially recognised that the mining magnate orchestrated his own murder, quoting from a witness list it had obtained.—Sapa

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