Selebi discharged from ICU - report
Johannesburg - Disgraced former police chief Jackie Selebi has been discharged from the intensive care unit of Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, SABC radio news reported on Monday night.
Selebi was back in an ordinary ward after being stabilised, Correctional Services Commissioner Tom Moyane told the broadcaster.
"Selebi is in the kidney unit where he has been undergoing dialysis," he said.
A hospital official earlier told the Sowetan newspaper that a "weak" Selebi was moved from the nephrology (kidney) unit, where he had been undergoing dialysis, to the ICU on Wednesday.
He was wheeled into the hospital's nuclear medicine unit for X-rays, the official told the newspaper. This was where they checked for cancerous tumours. Selebi was also being examined by cardiologists.
"Yes, Mr Selebi is not well. The situation has degenerated... The doctors who attended to him had to send him to an ICU unit," Moyane told SABC news earlier on Monday.
The former president of the international police unit, Interpol, was admitted to hospital in December.
He collapsed in his Pretoria home after learning that his appeal against a 15-year jail sentence for corruption had failed in the Supreme Court of Appeal.