Prisons to consider Selebi medical parole
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.