Former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi has died

By Drum Digital
23 January 2015

Former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi has died.

"The department of correctional services has confirmed this to us," ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa said.

The corruption-convicted Selebi (64) died on Friday morning.

Selebi was convicted of corruption for taking bribes from businessman Glenn Agliotti, but was released on medical parole in 2012 after suffering kidney failure.

He reportedly died in a Pretoria hospital.

Eyewitness News reported that Selebi's friend, Schabir Shaik said he heard the news this morning.

"I believe he's been in an induced coma for some time now for about two-and-a-half weeks. He finally passed on between late last night and early this morning I believe," he was quoted as saying.

"He was a good man," Shaik said.

"I have good memories when I worked with him at [ANC headquarters] Shell House in the early 90s. I recall him to be a good comrade."

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