Selebi release appeal to be considered

2012-01-14 14:17

An appeal for the medical parole of Jackie Selebi will be considered by correctional services this week.

Spokesman Zacharia Modise said today: “The department will respond to the request this week.

The director general was on leave and returns to work on Monday, following which we can respond.”

Approximately three weeks ago a group calling itself “Friends of Jackie Selebi” lodged an application with the office of the minister of correctional services and the national commissioner of correctional services for his release on medical parole.

Modise said Selebi was still very ill and being treated at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital. He said Selebi was in a stable condition.”

The group sent another letter on Saturday morning calling for Selebi’s release on medical grounds.

Modise said he was unaware of the second letter.

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