Jackie Selebi in hospital for tests

2011-12-12 13:27
Pretoria - Disgraced former police chief Jackie Selebi has been taken from prison to Pretoria's Steve Biko Hospital to undergo tests, correctional services spokesperson Sibongile Khumalo confirmed on Monday.

"He is a sick man and, being sick, he must undergo tests," she said without divulging any further details.

Selebi entered Pretoria Central Prison last Monday to start a 15-year jail term.

He was found guilty of corruption for accepting money from convicted drug trafficker Glenn Agliotti and for giving Agliotti benefits such as showing him a British drug investigation report.

Selebi was president of Interpol at the time.

Selebi's appeal against his corruption conviction failed in the Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, December 2.

Selebi watched the judgment on television at his home and collapsed when he heard the outcome, his attorney Wynanda Coetzee said at the time.

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