Selebi’s condition deteriorating

2012-01-23 07:26

Former police chief Jackie Selebi has been admitted into the intensive care unit at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria.

His condition was believed to be deteriorating, the Sowetan reported.

A hospital official said a “weak” Selebi was moved from the nephrology (kidney) unit where he was undergoing dialysis to the intensive care unit last Wednesday.

He was wheeled into the hospital’s nuclear medicine unit for x-rays, the official told the daily publication. This is where they check for cancerous tumours.

Selebi is also being examined by cardiologists.

Correctional Services deputy commissioner Zacharia Modise could not confirm or deny that Selebi had been taken to the intensive care unit.

The former head of international police unit, Interpol, was admitted to hospital last month.

His health problems started immediately after he collapsed in his Pretoria home after learning that his appeal against a 15-year jail sentence for corruption had failed in the Supreme Court of Appeals.

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