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
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