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Prisons to consider Selebi medical parole

2012-01-14 23:19

Johannesburg - An appeal for the medical parole of Jackie Selebi will be considered by correctional services this week, the department said on Saturday.

Selebi was booked into prison on December 5 to start a 15-year jail term after being found guilty of corruption and fraud.

Spokesperson Zacharia Modise said: "The department will respond to the request this week. The director general was on leave and returns to work on Monday, following which we can respond."

About three weeks ago a group calling itself "Friends of Jackie Selebi" lodged an application with the office of the minister of correctional services and the national commissioner of correctional services for his release on medical parole.

Modise said Selebi was still very ill and being treated at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital. He said Selebi was in a stable condition.

The group sent another letter on Saturday morning calling for Selebi's release on medical grounds.

Modise said he was unaware of the second letter.

Comments
  • SLANGza - 2012-01-14 23:34

    Was expecting that to happen

      David - 2012-01-15 03:36

      Something shaiky about this appeal?

      Squeegee - 2012-01-15 05:53

      Pehaps Devani intervention?

      frangelico - 2012-01-15 06:33

      @SLANGAza,From day one 3days before incaseration,it was on every ones lips,not how but when.Today you got your answer.That is now the second public figure,forgot about Shaik Baby,though one has to wonder how miraculus his recovery was once released.Why was he not jailed again once he was completely cured?Same with Selebi,medical parole se voet,there is nothing wrong with him,as soon as he is out,with divine itervention he will be cured of all his aches & pains. I think the time has come for all the really ill prisoners to be given parole as it's their right to die with dignity. This fatass Selebi is as strong as an ox,Shaik full of his own inpotance. The cANCer kowns that we know what they know we all know,these vermin should stay in jail.But old shower head owes his presidency largely to these two criminals

      Dirk - 2012-01-15 08:14

      If approved(as if it would not) , we should see a remarkable recovery in his health. And the regime does not even blush.

      Paul - 2012-01-15 08:47

      Selebi should be not be considered for medical parole yet as he has not even started serving his sentence as for Hani's killer who has served his most of sentence and yet is still behind bars but being terminally ill is not the issue there, more likely his race and who they killed. Some being more equal than others Selebi can serve out his sentence on dialysis. Its a serious condition and is maintainable. Being black means you also have AA in the parole application too. Personally I don't care what race the people are. Its about justice. Here we have no balance. We live in the land where ENTITLEMENT is put before EQUALITY. JUSTICE is not blind, here your connections, influence, political persuasion and race all sway the scales. The biggest injustice is not showing compassion to those who are punished and those who have served and paid their dues. Making a mockery of the "democratic and Human right based system we are supposed to be part of. Mandela and the ANC legacy will be short lived because they are all unable to apply themselves to bigger ideals of building a country for all within it. So how will you ever create unity and national pride when JUSTICE is unattainable.

      Ian - 2012-01-15 10:41

      Ja, it didn't take long for them to let this 'nyoga' free to steal more. I live in the UK and make a point of showing as many people as I can what goes on in SA, and they are astonished to say the least,most comments are "I didn't know SA is a banana republic"???

      Walter - 2012-01-15 11:36

      It is just amazing how 'sick' some caught criminals get, almost 'on command', makes me sick too! Like that other parolee in Durbs, I am sure he'll have a long and happy life (in freedom...)!

      Anthony - 2012-01-15 16:23

      @Paul, Totally disagree with you. How you can possibly bring the Chris Hani killers into this, is mind bogging. Like it or not, Chris Hani was one of the most popular leaders in this country. His murder, brought SA to the brink of a civil war. Yes, Jackie Selebi is dishonest ( with half of our population )and yes, he should be punished. But, firstly,he did loose his job, and he HAS fallen from grace, He is a sick man, and to what extend is irrelevant. But what is most important; He belongs to a group of people, who has done a thousand times more, to free this country of tyranny, than anybody on this site. LET HIM GO !!!!!

      Anthony - 2012-01-15 18:19

      There is something very very disturbing here. And let me suggest, that this has all to do with this ugly word, starting with a "R" Yes, this man took a bribe of..............R166 000 !!!! And sure, that is R166 000 too much, and he should be immediately fired from his job, WHICH HE WAS!!! But what is most staggering, is that the person who paid this bribe, convicted drug trafficker Glen Agliotti, has never spend one day in jail!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why the deafening silence about him?????????????????????????????????

      Paul - 2012-01-15 23:51

      @ ANTHONY, Thank you for reiterating my point, that some are more equal than others. Who cares how much good you do/have done when you break the law. Your problem is that you have no balls or guts to stand up and draw a line in the sand and stand behind some moral values. How can you have a just society when the law is ambiguous. Next you be defending a rapists good deeds against the evils they perpetrate. Gees get real. If you expect equality then it cuts both ways. He is a criminal FOUND GUILTY. DON'T DO THE CRIME IF YOU AIN'T GOING TO TO THE TIME!!!

      Anthony - 2012-01-16 05:51

      @Paul, Again, to bring up political murderers and rapists , with the ones who are corrupt, is pretty insane!!!!! Sure, there is an unbelievable problem with corruption in SA, and it has to be dealt with harsley. But my problem is, that some seem more equal than others !!!! We all know that there is corruption, from the top, to the streets. BUT, not just in politics, but also in commerce, just take the building industry!!! And look at the corruption in sports. At the 2010 SWC, corruption must have been in the hundreds of millions!!! NO, the way Selebi gets attacked, has little to do with his crime, but all with politics and racism. Thats why I want him free!!!!!!!!!

      Paul - 2012-01-16 09:16

      @ ANTHONY ....NO MY FRIEND HE IS A CRIMINAL, Seriously you are the one that is blinded by politics and race.

  • Ali - 2012-01-14 23:39

    Here we go again...

      Squeegee - 2012-01-15 05:54

      No... there he goes again!

  • Max - 2012-01-14 23:40

    The only thing I don't understand is why the ANC still bothers to go through this eye blind effort, do they really think that we the public is that stupid to not see through their corrupt behavior.

      gary.jurgens - 2012-01-15 05:41

      Of course the public is stupid if thy could read the news there would be no ANC only the stupid vote thy look at the pictures on the ballet and vote that's why thy don't what the news in pictures thy should show the blood and the gouer seeing is bearlving

      Wendy - 2012-01-15 06:40

      so they can spend more of our tax money!

      Odicito - 2012-01-15 09:35

      Gary, thy really do, dont thy?

      pws69 - 2012-01-15 09:51

      "do they really think that we the public is that stupid to not see through their corrupt behavior. " Yes, and they are right for around 66% of the population.

  • lotterg - 2012-01-14 23:41

    Of course they are, the ANC is untouchable! Power to the them not the people!

      naphtaly.calvin - 2012-01-15 01:25

      YOH BRO.

  • Eric Schollar - 2012-01-15 00:09

    Izzit hey? Gosh, now that is a surprise!

  • jtkuther - 2012-01-15 00:13

    NO bloody surprise there. . . . What amazes me is that folk actualy thought he was going to prison, PLEASE.

  • Kenjaymay - 2012-01-15 00:17

    Shame poor sick Bastard!

  • leonhallza - 2012-01-15 00:18

    And Mandela the "saint" shimmers in his silence to what had been happening tor the last 18 years. Hello, welcome to AFRICA !!!

      Squeegee - 2012-01-15 05:56

      Oh, get a life. He's in his nineties. He has to worry about getting to the toilet on time, not comment on politics.

  • Ian - 2012-01-15 00:26

    bet he cant wait to meet the shaiky one on the golf course, filthy dirty anc crook

      christine.nutter - 2012-01-15 01:17

      or in Cape Town

  • leijn.tissink - 2012-01-15 00:28

    Another case of Schaikalytis.!! A deadly disease limited to a small portion of the population in high places but miracle recovery is possible when driving an expensive SUV,playing golf and drink blue label whiskey in the comforts of a luxury mansion.

      Ian - 2012-01-15 05:16

      at tax payers expense

  • wynandjsmit - 2012-01-15 00:39

    Eerste keer wat ek hoop hulle gee iemand parool. Raak ontslae van die vuilgoed. Dan hoef ons ten minste nie sy mediese onkoste te betaal nie. En "pull the plug" sommer. Ontslaan hom!!

  • christine.nutter - 2012-01-15 01:15

    He knows tooooo much

  • Etienne - 2012-01-15 01:21

    I assume the reason they bothered to go through the whole trial thing is they found a loop hole which makes what they do stay constitutional. (I'm just an IT person so can't say this is definitely the case but makes sense to me :) ) Just odd how before he was fired he said he won't leave his job as he still has work to do and no signs of being ill, couple of weeks later his on his death bed and now needs to spend his last couple of days on earth as a free man..... Sure we’ll read about him playing golf somewhere in a couple of years.

      carpejugulim - 2012-01-15 05:19

      I doubt it will be a couple of years before he is playing golf, try a couple of months once he is on medical parole. Miraculous recovery my @ss!!! Was this a pre-existing condition before he began his sentence or is this a "sudden onset"? Yet again it has been proven that the more high profile you and your case are the less responsibility and accountability you need to show.

  • PilatesPerfectFitness - 2012-01-15 02:04

    Shabir and now Selebi...co-incidence?

      Raymond - 2012-01-15 06:31

      Theres a new miracle cure for guys in prison called Shalebi.

      George - 2012-01-15 06:35

      SS in action

  • Vutomi Mbombi - 2012-01-15 02:57

    Does he really sick or the top guys trying to fool us?

  • Grant - 2012-01-15 03:15

    It's obvious Selebi knows too much dirt on too many top ANC guys. I'm sure top guys collect and store info on what the others are doing as a form of life insurance. What the ANC reminds me of is a corpse that has been lying in the velt for two weeks and is rotten from head to toe and is full of maggots.

  • Juan - 2012-01-15 03:40

    I think he is going to end up serving a 15 week term

  • Mark - 2012-01-15 03:40

    The glorious ANC is always working to discover new ways to save lives. Latest research shows that convicting a person for no less than 15 years and then paroling them after minimal time served works as a panacea for all diseases and even extends life. This only works for people in the inner ring of the ruling elite, however. Normal citizens seem to die in prison, or shortly after release, after only a short stay. It is hoped that a link will be established between these phenomena, eventually allowing the South African cabinet to live and rule forever, whilst draining the life of their inconsequential subjects.

      Wendy - 2012-01-15 06:44

      Many citizens just get beaten to death!

  • John - 2012-01-15 03:41

    Now watch the miraculous recovery when he gets his "get out of Jail free card" the SOAB! Then they will praise dialysis as the wonder cure and name a street after him. I don't know about anybody else but i think it's time for a SA spring

      Squeegee - 2012-01-15 05:58

      Be careful what you hope for...

  • Juan - 2012-01-15 03:46

    As so often said that the ANC is a liberation movement. The ANC's days are over, the people has been liberated. It's now time to vote for a party that offers corruption free, good governance to take the country forward. It doesn't have to be DA, I think just about any party in SA would be better choice than the ANC.

      Gavy Badiata - 2012-01-15 04:28

      M nt an anc supporter bt the anc,s days r far frm ova...they enjoy a 70 percent support n even if they do lose sum voters they will win da nxt 6 elections...da is nt an alternative cz its a racist party tho ul probably deny dat

      Squeegee - 2012-01-15 06:00

      Gavy, learn to write. This is not an sms forum. Most people will not even read your comment.

      Juan - 2012-01-15 06:32

      Exactly theirin lies the problem, the ANC enjoy's 70% of the vote, no matter how corrupt they are or what they do. I couldn't care less wether the vote is for the DA or not, but the ANC needs to lose that overwhelming majority if things are to improve

      Charmaine - 2012-01-15 07:15

      True, Only God knows

      John - 2012-01-15 09:10

      @Juan, you got that right they are a liberation movement....liberate all the cANCer criminals. I believe in miracles, maybe we get lucky and he dies, case closed.

      Zion - 2012-01-16 07:27

      Gavy Badiata: come again.

  • Pawel - 2012-01-15 04:23

    Hahaha another using the same excuse.... Golf next week anyone????

  • Colin - 2012-01-15 04:37

    Theres a ANC golf tournament soon

  • Kantoro Sten Mlauzi - 2012-01-15 05:53

    @gavy yes anc is a racist party bt nt literal racism,,,dey suffered allot to let just any who 4rm opposing party to run s.a its only bin 15 yrz of democracy,,so 4 a different party to rule agh shame is like a fairy tale nvr to happen

  • Johan - 2012-01-15 06:13

    Let him go. why should the taxpayer feed him and pay for his medical expenses. He is no diffident from any other ANC member and they are not all in jail.

  • keith.staniford - 2012-01-15 06:24

    wankers!

  • Raymond - 2012-01-15 06:26

    How many other sick bastards are there in the corrupt corridors of power? Just shows how "unhealthy"our top brass actually are.Hospital beds are easier to make than prison cells.Is'nt about time anyone appointed to a top position is medically tested before being appointed,just in case---.

  • Wendy - 2012-01-15 06:39

    Now why is nobody surprised! Shaik it baby!

  • Kathleen - 2012-01-15 06:48

    What about the same for Clive Derby-Lewis?

      Carol - 2012-01-15 07:27

      I agree Kathleen, or are there different parole boards???? Maybe if he was given parole, he could be healed like Shaik!

      Gavy Badiata - 2012-01-15 08:13

      Wat abt hm, he must rot in jail... He,s much safer there afta wat he did

      goyougoodthing - 2012-01-15 11:49

      Well then Gavy, Clive killed one person, McBride about 8. He should also be in jail.

  • Sheila - 2012-01-15 06:51

    true to form.

      Julius Malumise - 2012-01-15 13:37

      Garth - 2012-01-15 14:17

      @julius malumise - I wondered what sort of comment you were making - silent protest perhaps - looked you up to determine your message. Your profile picture is on its side. You admire Robert Mugabe. Closed your profile - scary.

  • Charmaine - 2012-01-15 07:13

    Our Justice system STINKS. Shabeer Shaik special treatment, Selebi, special treatment, you and I well........... These are extra ordinary and Superior Human Beings.... They are created from special fluid..

  • duncan.cramer - 2012-01-15 07:54

    2 things: 1. i'd like to apply for a tax break from SARS due to the stressful affects it has on me when i see that large chunk of tax removed form my salary every month. sometimes it feels like i'm going to have a heart attack right there on the spot. 2. i think the 'friends of selebi' should all be investigated to see what benefits they received during Selebi's time in office

  • Roslyn - 2012-01-15 08:11

    Off to the Golf ,with Shabir.

  • Comrade - 2012-01-15 08:12

    ANC Victory - once again.

  • braamc - 2012-01-15 08:19

    Another ANC p%$3s above the law. Hope you vrek!

  • Brian - 2012-01-15 08:42

    I hope he gets it, Let him pay his own medical costs. He then wont have a medical team and equipment at his disposal and free use, Whatch how he Shaiks then

  • KRNEWBOLD - 2012-01-15 09:15

    How is it that 90 percent of South African higher ups who get caught with their 'finger in the pie' manage to avoid punishment by getting 'deathly ill'.This seems to be becoming a new trend.Send him to jail just like you would any other person,their is medical attention available in prisons---ITS JUST NOT THE PRIVATE AND EXPENSIVE KIND!why should we pay more taxes to give that criminal health care send him to jail where health care is cheaper....who else will pay for his hospital fees?

  • Heather - 2012-01-15 09:23

    No really??? What a surprise. So so typical.

  • Odicito - 2012-01-15 09:32

    Oh, I didn't think that will happen, what a surprise??

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-01-15 09:39

    I heard once that ignorance is no excuse before the law...now I learn illness is...the law remains firmly in its place as AN ASS

  • march54 - 2012-01-15 09:47

    Wonder why his medical condition was never brought up during his appeal? Being convicted as a fraudster when Chief of Police and Head of Interpol deserves and requires a prison sentence anything less sends a poor message to the rest of the Police Force. "You can do anything illegal but if you are sick you will be paroled"

  • pws69 - 2012-01-15 09:53

    What really surprised me about his illness was the fact that he could watch his sentencing on TV at HOME, but afterward he all of a sudden just has to be in hospital 24/7.

  • David Wood - 2012-01-15 09:55

    Insane! "Medical reasons" should be no reason to release criminals. Criminals are well looked after, and are sent to private hospitals at our expense. He should be left to rot

  • Michael - 2012-01-15 11:21

    p1ssy bluddy w@nkaaz

  • Mark - 2012-01-15 11:51

    No, No, and NO.....To even consider such a request is tantamount to denying the role of justice and accountability for one's actions. To grant this request, the government had better be prepared for outright anarchy as people of all stripes regardless of colour, political affiliation, and socio economic background will perceive, and rightly so, thaqt justice is not blind and does not apply to all equally. Thus they will damage, take or destroy want they want and ask you, the government , to prove why they should follow the rules, when the rules don't apply to all. I suspect certain " justice " squads will spring up to elecit their own brand of punishment. Once we start down the slope of vigilanteism there will be no turning back. I suggest a quick review ...and denial of the request....Finish and Klaar!

  • peter.vanachter - 2012-01-15 12:20

    Why did we know this was going to happen, he was not sick during his trial, now he is...remove from society

  • braamc - 2012-01-15 13:51

    Vrek your f%^&cken piece of filth

  • Gerdus - 2012-01-15 15:27

    When will our government start to treat ANC criminals like all other criminals and send them to jail to serve a whole sentence? That will be the day I might consider voting for them.

  • Mario - 2012-01-15 17:27

    Let the application take its path We will build this country by being humane and considerate ( I think he is elderly and ill ) All these negative comments are uncalled for THEY ARE negative LET'S BE POSSITIVE Let's build this WONDERFULL country and work together

  • Winifred - 2012-01-16 11:08

    All we hear is that Selebi only took R166OOO bribe, but thats only what they could prove, what about the cash they cant prove must amount to much more than R166 000. Yes, we know it was going to happen. He will be inducted to the ANC'S SHAIKY HALL OF FAME. This will be some collection one day.

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