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Selebi's health improving - department

2011-12-21 22:24

Pretoria - Convicted former police chief Jackie Selebi's health is improving, although he remains in hospital, the correctional services department said on Wednesday.

"He remains in hospital at this stage. I can confirm that his health is improving, but he remains in a serious condition," deputy chief of corrections Zacharia Modise said.

The New Age newspaper reported that Selebi was taken to the nephrology (kidney) ward of the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria on Monday morning under armed guard. The department told the newspaper Selebi was undergoing tests.

Selebi's lawyer, Wynanda Coetzee, was not immediately available for comment.

The disgraced former police chief was booked into Johannesburg Prison on December 5 to start a 15-year jail term.

He was found guilty of corruption for accepting money from convicted drug trafficker Glenn Agliotti, and for giving Agliotti benefits that included showing him a British drug investigation report. Selebi was president of Interpol at the time.

His appeal against his corruption conviction failed in the Supreme Court of Appeal on December 2.

Selebi watched the judgment on television at home and collapsed when he heard the outcome, Coetzee said at the time.

Comments
  • yummyhamster - 2011-12-21 22:36

    this might be a dumb question.. but how did he become president of INTERPOL ? and let him recover in the prison hospital ..

      Van - 2011-12-22 00:23

      They bought into the hype around Saint nelson and thought it would be great for their image to make appoint a incompetant person to be the chief.

      AmbercrestBB - 2011-12-22 05:22

      Contacts in high places or he knew too much...

  • Ian - 2011-12-21 22:46

    right, send him to jail now

      John - 2011-12-22 04:21

      @Ian, they can't put him in with the general prison population. Some of the inmates who hate him for their convictions might just do us all a favor. I still say watch this space for a "humanitarian pardon"

  • spartanx93 - 2011-12-21 22:58

    just give him the lethal injection whilst he is still man down.

      Van - 2011-12-22 00:23

      Why do they use sterile needles for the job?

      John - 2011-12-22 04:25

      @Spartan, hell yes otherwise we are all going to be subjected to this $hit until he dies naturally. Because if they give him a "humanitarian pardon" we will have to go through the "restoring my good name" bull$hit.

      Kala - 2011-12-22 08:44

      Zuma has a point when he says we must return to the traditional ways. As I remember it, Shaka would have those who broke the rules dragged up a certain hill and either clubbed to death or impaled on a stake.

      derekneilmaclachlan - 2011-12-22 09:54

      @ Van...They use a sterile injection needle so he doesnt get an infection...you twit...lol

  • Eric Schollar - 2011-12-21 23:10

    Thank heavens. I was so worried!

  • Grant - 2011-12-21 23:13

    Well, I can say, "I told you so". I predicted that he would never serve a jail sentence. Watch, a few weeks in hospital then off home to 'die'.

  • Hallo - 2011-12-21 23:30

    Yes! Send the old geyzer to his cell and let him sleep in his own urine for his crimes! While two healthy kids who kicked a helpless older man to death get stay home and get pampered by their families :)

      Garysyd705 - 2011-12-22 06:17

      http://charlesscheepers.wordpress.com/2009/06/17/waterkloof-four-wrongfully-imprisoned

      Hallo - 2011-12-22 11:03

      Gary you're an idiot.

  • Van - 2011-12-22 00:20

    Send him to Robben Island. Just look how good it was for Saint nelson.

  • Hank - 2011-12-22 00:23

    so can the country have a christmas present from the state? i.e. Jackie behind bars

  • Henning - 2011-12-22 00:33

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but have they diagnosed him yet? Is there a name for this so-called condition? Procrastingitis?

      Sean - 2011-12-22 05:45

      Stephalacocka...oes!

  • rashaad0hendricks01 - 2011-12-22 01:28

    Dont need updates on selebis health everytime. Since he getting better next article i read about him should tell me his started his sentence

  • Arthur - 2011-12-22 04:26

    Jackie, my friend, there is a special on golf lessons at Swaarkop Country Club.If you are going to play in Shabeer Shaik's sponsored day you'll need to brush up on that swing. Give Mr Agliotti a call, he'd be keen to kit you out I'm sure.

      Sean - 2011-12-22 06:08

      Then again you can earn a weekly allowance. Some jails are self-sustaining and have farms like pig farms, you could always stash away some of the earnings till you can afford the green fees, Agliotti could even show you a few "tricks" along the way! But, you will have to be a good man before this privilage could be afforded to you andthat you are not a flight risk, but I doubt that because you are shaking since the announcement if the verdict was mentioned on TV. Golfers cannot shake their balls will fall into the dam then you might get phnemonia trying to retrieve the only ball you have left.

  • Roy - 2011-12-22 07:09

    Any bets that this crook will be spending Xmas at home like that other one,Shabir Shaik. These people can steal and do as they please and the ANC government is all part and parcel of this corruption because they are not fit to govern the country. God help South Africa because nobody else can.

  • raymond.kok3 - 2011-12-22 07:15

    ITS SO FUNNY I SUFFER FROM THE SAME ILLNESS THAT HE GOT AND I STILL RUN MY OWN BUSSINESS AND LIVE A FULL LIFESTYLE HE IS REALLY PLAYS HIS PART VERY VERY WELL , SO WHATS NEXT A SHABIR MOVE HIS HEALTH TOOK A TURN FOR THE WORST SATAN HAS ISSUE A WARRANT FOR HIS CAPTURE FROM EARTH AND HE NEEDS TO GO HOME TO DIE IN PEACE ON THE GOLF COURSE HA WE ARE DOOMED MY FELLOW SOUTH AFRICANS WE ARE DOOMED

  • pws69 - 2011-12-22 07:31

    FOr goodness sakes, it's not hard to cure him completely. Forget the expensive medicines, just get him a golf club membership. It cured Shaik completely in a few months, and three years later Shaik has never been further from deaths door.

  • Leon - 2011-12-22 08:07

    WTF..... and this mornings news said he was going backwards??

      Dave - 2011-12-22 08:26

      probbaly going home on medical parole, hear he has a 7:30 tee off at Zimbali

  • careful once you are here you can not deregister - 2011-12-22 08:18

    Leon he is not going backwards but is staying just as he has been ....cheating this time pretending he is so very ill.Poor chap let him go to a state hospital he will soon will want to recover and go to jail

  • Leon - 2011-12-22 08:55

    Come Jackie, PAPPA Wag vir jou

      Leon - 2011-12-22 10:48

      thumbs down? pfft

  • igno1 - 2011-12-22 09:10

    check those skelm eyes, same as a thief's........

  • EyesEars - 2011-12-22 10:58

    Is it any wonder he is trying to pull the same as shaick. No dignity at all.

  • Tuner - 2011-12-22 11:09

    This guy is smart. Just when he heard he has to go to prison, he becomes sick and now all his medical care is being paid by guess who? The tax payer! That is the way to get free medical aid - commit white collar crime and make it so obvious that you will get jailed and you will not only get free medical aid but also free board and lodging and even further your education for free.

      Peter - 2011-12-22 12:40

      He is too dumb to be educated, his brain left many years ago due to all the boozing and playing around with all the baddies the anc ///

  • Cheryl - 2011-12-22 11:36

    Ja Ja, ....and today they say he is close to death...so which is it ?????

      Peter - 2011-12-22 12:43

      Did he eve look alive, whenever he was on tv he always looked pissed or high as a kite, always that blank look just like zuma, always standing around looking for help, or saying where am I. they are both totally out of thier depth

  • splegrange - 2011-12-22 14:43

    fantastic news for him and his family - we wish him well and a good xmas and a great 2012 - well done sir!

  • John - 2011-12-22 16:46

    To all you faceless(no profile picture)commentators out there for fu#k sake put a face to your stupidity. Stand up to your comments.

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