Selebi won't get state funeral

By Drum Digital
27 January 2015

The ANC confirmed on Tuesday that former police commissioner Jackie Selebi will not get a state funded funeral.

Selebi died on Friday, 23 January reportedly from kidney and diabetes-related issues.

According to a report from The Star newspaper, there has been widespread interest whether Selebi’s family would request a state funeral for the controversial figure, but ANC spokesman Keith Khoza said on Monday night it would not happen.

The family did confirm to the newspaper that some members of the ANC were helping them plan a memorial service for the Selebi.

Selebi was was out on medical parole after being sentenced to 15 years for accepting bribes from convicted drug dealer Glenn Agliotti.

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