Agliotti sued for R29m

Brett Kebble murder accused Glen Agliotti is being sued for R29-million by the slain mining magnate’s former companies, the Star reported on Friday.

But Agliotti, who is the Scorpions’ main witness against police National Commissioner Jackie Selebi, has hit back at the mining companies’ damages claims against him with accusations that they knowingly gave him the money to conduct myriad illegal activities.

In papers before the high court in Johannesburg, Agliotti has vehemently denied claims from mining company JCI Limited and its controversial subsidiary, Consolidated Mining Management Services (CMMS), that he unlawfully misappropriated money from them, the newspaper said.

He instead argues that agreements were concluded between himself, as a representative of the Springs Lights 6 and Misty Mountains Trading companies, and the JCI and Consolidated Mining, to “facilitate payments of funds to be utilised for illegal purposes”.

Agliotti named both Kebble and Australian businessman John Stratton, who is wanted in connection with his alleged role in Kebble’s death, as recipients of the favours bought with JCI and CMMS funds.

However, both CMMS ad JCI have denied his “illegal activities” claim.

The companies claims against Agliotti are due to be heard in July next year.—Sapa

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