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DA: Get Selebi to prison asap

2011-12-04 17:16

Johannesburg - Former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi must report as soon as is practically possible to start serving his 15 years sentence, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday.

"We trust Mr Selebi will not contract a sudden case of Schabir Shaik-itis and that his current condition is in fact genuine," said James Selfe.

He said Parliament amended the Correctional Services Act to make it much more difficult to falsify the grounds for medical parole.

Shaik, the former financial adviser to President Jacob Zuma, was sentenced to 15 years but served just two years. He spent most of his term in hospital.

"We will be observing Mr Selebi's incarceration with great interest to ensure that, in line with the principle of equality before the law, he is treated exactly the same as any other inmate."

Selebi was admitted at a hospital in Pretoria on Friday, after he collapsed at home when hearing that he had lost his appeal against his corruption conviction.

He had had until Sunday 10:00 to report to Johannesburg Prison, also known as Sun City, to start his 15-year sentence.

However, the SABC reported that his lawyers had approached the national prosecuting authority (NPA) to have more time before handing him over.

NPA spokesperson Mthunzi Mhanga told the public broadcaster that he understood that the registrar of the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg would grant permission in delaying the handover on Monday.

Selebi's lawyers were not immediately available to comment.

Comments
  • Shoe - 2011-12-04 17:26

    He's a really good candidate for Shaikatis, though. Very strongly genetically pre-desposed with the bribe, lying, political connection, and arrogance genes. High risk for Shaikitis.

      Shoe - 2011-12-04 17:29

      Ohhh Jeeez. And similar environmental factors are at play here: the 15 year sentence. He's already got Shaikatis....

  • Bennie - 2011-12-04 17:28

    The Pro-shop only opens tomorrow !!!

      Comrade - 2011-12-04 18:37

      Bennie wasup china long time no see

      frangelico - 2011-12-04 20:08

      Saw this piece of dung on the news earlier he does not look ill at all,just making sure the camera gets pics of him lying on a bed for special effect.Did wifey go to Jakaranda to help him shave & clean up for the cameras.

  • Larry - 2011-12-04 17:36

    I am sure that he will try it on. My hope is that the Government will not accept and of his Bull***t.

  • chris.debeer1 - 2011-12-04 17:48

    I knew Schabir was Ill now the disease even has a name poor fellow hope he and Selebi survive

      Daan - 2011-12-04 18:09

      And I hope they do NOT survive!!

  • sefeddt - 2011-12-04 17:52

    I don't think Selebi will be treated the same as Shaik, Shaik was Zuma's buddy hence the special treatement, where as Selebi was Mbeki's.

      Pieter - 2011-12-04 18:20

      Depending how many skeletons Selebi possess against Zuma

  • Buntu - 2011-12-04 18:00

    South African justice system is messed up.Take for example ppl like Schabir Shaik ,It looks like the bigger the fraud, the more special treatment people get. If I were guilty of even 1% of what Schabir has done I would be put under the jail.... How is “house Arrest” in a multi million rand home any kind of justice? Just shows that there is a seperate set of laws for the rich and famous.

  • desertratbkf - 2011-12-04 18:01

    Of course he does!!!! ALL vermin criminals!!!!!

  • Mike - 2011-12-04 18:05

    I wonder how Interpol feel about this. The worlds police force and even they were taken in by the SA BS!

      Sharkshoot - 2011-12-04 18:16

      The West now realises that giving in to Africa and feeling sorry for the continent is a shameful waste of time and resources because at some stage their act of generosity will be their downfall. Just ask Oprah...

  • Lynn - 2011-12-04 18:23

    Why the double standards. If this was anyone else they would already have been transferred to a prison hospital. I have no sympathy for this criminal.

  • Lekke - 2011-12-04 18:36

    Go boy go. Pappa wag vir jou!

  • Lekgwakgwa - 2011-12-04 18:38

    Selebi must wake up and face the music it was nice that time going up and down enjoy corruption money wake up

  • cameronjohnprice - 2011-12-04 18:52

    You know it will happen - hard time in sick bay, then declared half dead, released earlyonly to get into fights on the golf course.

  • Lara - 2011-12-04 19:01

    People, he had a stroke. When he saw who was going to stroke him back he became really ill.

  • braamc - 2011-12-04 20:08

    As expected, combination of flu-like symptoms and being overweight for the lavish lifestyle. Get the corrupt thieve a wheelchair and go and dump it in jail.

  • JP - 2011-12-04 21:45

    Were is my friend. Finish and klaar!!!!

  • Esperanca - 2011-12-04 21:54

    DA presents a proposed plan to eradicate Drug and Alcohol abuse in the Cape Flats - now there's a story to celebrate.

  • sarie.katzke - 2011-12-04 22:41

    When hell freezer over - that is when he will go serve his time.

  • kazhse - 2011-12-05 03:10

    Shaik-itis, is an infectious disease that only afflicts those of high power and influence when convicted of a crime and sent to serve time in a correctional facility. Thus, normal citizens are safe from infection. The government will monitoring the spread of this disease closely, they do however not expect treatment to be made available anytime in the near future.

  • Dean - 2011-12-05 07:28

    Get some you moegoe. Go spend some well-deserved time in the "tjoekie" hahahahahhaa!!!

  • Stephen - 2011-12-05 07:58

    Hey Selebi, get your sorry corrupt ass into jail. Papa wag vir jou.

  • Daft - 2011-12-05 08:03

    Hey Chief...when u get to jail, do you want to be the "Mommy" or "Daddy" ?

  • Stephen - 2011-12-05 08:22

    I've came to the conclusion, that South Africans don't regard fraud and corruption as a crime, just one of the perks of the job.

  • Devon Roman - 2011-12-05 11:10

    It's just an inpromtu rehearsal for his medical parole board hearing... I can't for the life of me understand why people found guilty of crimes such as corruption and other crimes always refuse to take their punishment. No one is above the law...

  • Devon Roman - 2011-12-05 11:11

    It's just an inpromtu rehearsal for his medical parole board hearing... I can't for the life of me understand why people found guilty of crimes such as corruption and other crimes always refuse to take their punishment. No one is above the law...

  • Devon Roman - 2011-12-05 11:11

    It's just an inpromtu rehearsal for his medical parole board hearing... I can't for the life of me understand why people found guilty of crimes such as corruption and other crimes always refuse to take their punishment. No one is above the law...

  • Joseph - 2011-12-24 17:21

    The man is sick and there is no way he can go to prison. If DA is so concerned about crime in this country, they must shout loud regarding Fidentia’s former executive chairperson, J Arthur Brown who has been dodging prison for years after stealing billions of rands belonging to poor black widows. It is clear that DA still regard blacks as objects who deserve no human rights.

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