Selebi's condition has deteriorated - dept
Pretoria - Prison authorities have confirmed that disgraced former police chief Jackie Selebi has been admitted to the intensive care unit of Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria.
"Yes, Mr Selebi is not well. The situation has degenerated.... The doctors who attended to him had to send him to an ICU unit," correctional services commissioner Tom Moyane told SABC news on Monday.
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 last 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.
The former president of 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.