Brisk business at Selebi memorial

2015-01-29 18:52
Jackie Selebi memorial service.  (<a href=''>EWN via Twitter</a>)

Jackie Selebi memorial service. (EWN via Twitter)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Pretoria - Scores of enterprising vendors set up shop outside a Pretoria hall where the ANC was holding a memorial service for former police chief Jackie Selebi on Thursday evening.

"We know some cadres want to buy and we are here to supply. Some have been just asking the prices but many are buying," said one hawker, identified as Thato.

The hawkers were selling ANC-branded berets, caps and shirts.

By 18:00, hundreds were parked at the Tshwane Events Centre as the memorial service began.

Inside the hall, a large stage with powerful speakers had been erected. The stage was decorated in ANC placards and colours. Numerous news crews were present.

The ANC announced this week that it would pick up the tab for Selebi's funeral and memorial service.

Selebi, who was convicted of corruption in 2010,  died on Friday aged 64. He had reportedly suffered from diabetes and kidney problems.

Read more on:    anc  |  jackie selebi  |  durban
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.