Another Selebi parole bid in pipeline

2012-02-23 21:30
Johannesburg - A group calling itself the "Friends of Jackie Selebi" is to make another application for the former police chief to be released on medical parole.

"We had actually written an application ahead of time and were waiting for the [amended Correctional Services Act, 1998] to be passed so we can submit it," group spokesperson Isaack Lesole said on Thursday.

Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said President Jacob Zuma would promulgate all the provisions in the proposed amendment act on March 1.

Lesole said when Mapisa-Nqakula dismissed their first application in January, the group immediately looked into another application for when the new system got underway.

"He's an old man who is sick and not a danger to society... nobody is questioning the outcome of his sentence... we just feel he meets the requirements for medical parole," Lesole said.

The group was formed when the Supreme Court of Appeal rejected Selebi's bid to have his corruption conviction set aside on December 2 2011.

This meant he had to begin a 15-year jail sentence.

The group lodged a formal request with the office of the minister of correctional services and the national commissioner of correctional services. The minister later said the request was "non-existent".

Selebi was reportedly moved from the nephrology unit at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital to a cell at Pretoria Central Prison last Sunday.

On Thursday, Mapisa-Nqakula told reporters that Selebi had not applied for medical parole.

- SAPA
Read more on:    jackie selebi  |  nosiviwe mapisa-nqakula  |  jacob zuma  |  prisons
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
16 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Music
Traffic & Train Alerts
Traffic
Bellville 13:29 PM
Road name: Strand Street

TRAFFIC LIGHTS not working at Tienie Meyer Street

Cape Town 12:55 PM
Road name: Nelson Mandela Boulevard Inbound

FLOODING near the Strand Street exit - approach with caution

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 30% off top fragrances

Get mind blowing savings on selected fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 40% off fashion accessories

Save up to 40% on selected handbags, purses, watches, jewellery and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2000 on top electronics

Get every day mind bowing savings on top electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to 50% on Women’s month treats!

Celebrate the awesome women in your life with awesome treats like beauty products, fashion accessories, bestselling books, electronics and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Today you may want to bond with your children and need to connect to your imaginative and playful side. It may be that you are...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.