Selebi released on bail

2010-08-03 11:23

Jackie Selebi was released on R20 000 bail by the Johannesburg High Court today, pending an appeal application of his 15-year sentence.

He has 14 days to apply otherwise he has to report for prison after a lapse of 48 hours after 14 days.

Selebi said following his sentencing: “I’m all right. I have nothing to say.”

He was overheard to say: “It’s still a long way” as he waited for his bail to be paid.

His lawyer Jaap Cilliers stepped in to shield him from reporters saying: “Please just respect him, no comment.”

Selebi, if upset, was hiding it well.

He was seen laughing, throwing around some Russian “nyets”, sitting in a court chair and waiting to be allowed to leave while some burly male friends stood protectively near him.

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