Jackie Selebi dies

2015-01-23 11:18

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Former police chief Jackie Selebi has died, a source close to the family who was arriving at Selebi’s home in Waterkloof has confirmed to City Press.

The ANC also confirmed his death, according to eNCA, who reported that he died at a hospital in Pretoria today.

Selebi was a convicted criminal who was released on medical parole in 2012.

The medical parole board on July 20 2012 decided Selebi could be released because he was suffering from irreversible kidney failure, high blood pressure and diabetes.

At the time of his release on medical parole, Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said Selebi was being sent home because his department had limited capacity to provide care for terminally ill patients.

Selebi was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment on August 3 2010 for taking bribes from convicted drug dealer Glenn Agliotti.

He collapsed at his house in December 2011 after his final appeal failed.

- additional reporting by Sapa

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