Selebi still hasn't paid legal fees

2013-10-08 11:00
Jackie Selebi is seen shopping in Pretoria. (Beeld)

Jackie Selebi is seen shopping in Pretoria. (Beeld)

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Johannesburg - Former police commissioner Jackie Selebi still owes the SA Police Service more than R17m in legal fees, according to a report.

Die Burger reported that Selebi has not paid the amount more than three years after his drawn-out court case ended.

However, the full amount he owes has not been officially tallied up. According to the report, finalising the amount is a complex process, as there were several complaints and costs involved in the case.

Eyewitness News reported on Tuesday that Selebi may be required to pay less than the full R17.4m because he was not convicted on all charges against him during his trial.

The justice department referred queries to the police, saying it only handled the legal team and not the costs involved in the case.

'Living a life of luxury'

Selebi was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2010 for taking bribes from convicted drug dealer Glen Agliotti. He appealed the sentence and collapsed at home when he lost his appeal in the lengthy case. He was released on medical parole in July 2012, suffering from a variety of complaints including kidney failure, hypertension and diabetes.

He was spotted shopping in Pretoria over the weekend, being chauffeured in a luxury BMW.

Beeld reported on Tuesday that even if Selebi's health improves, he will not have to return to prison, in terms of his medical parole conditions.

Meanwhile, Freedom Front Plus spokesperson Pieter Groenewald said Selebi was making a mockery of the country's justice system, and was leading a life of luxury while owing the state millions in legal fees.

Groenewald added that Selebi's debt is long overdue and must be paid back with interest. If Selebi cannot pay his debt, he must be declared insolvent and his assets must be seized, Groenewald said.

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