The M&G reported today (Friday) that Agliotti in an affidavit “claimed that the Scorpions had tried, through leaks to the Mail & Guardian, to get to him and eventually (national police commissioner Jackie) Selebi. The purpose was to save the Scorpions by getting to Selebi.”
But Haffajee said any information published about so-called Selebigate was sourced through her journalists’ own investigations.
“It was like trying to pull teeth to get anything out of the Scorpions. Anything we have broken has been our own work,” she told Talk Radio 702.
Friday’s M&G front page story, entitled “Selebi’s double whammy”, focused on Selebi’s urgent court application to prevent his arrest on possible charges of alleged corruption, racketeering, fraud and defeating the ends of justice. (It has since the publication of this TheMediaOnline story been made known Selebi is likely to face charges of corruption and defeating the ends of justice. Ã¢Â€Â“ Editor)
“This latest salvo is just an attempt to ward off… very, very serious allegations against Selebi,” said Haffajee.