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Gauteng govt sends condolences to Selebi family

2015-01-24 22:51

Johannesburg - The Gauteng provincial government extended condolences to the family of former police commissioner Jackie Selebi, the premier said on Saturday.

"On behalf of the provincial government and all the people of Gauteng, we extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends," said David Makhura in a statement.

"Mr Selebi played a pivotal role in the liberation of our country during the struggle against apartheid."

Selebi died on Friday at the age of 64. He had reportedly suffered from diabetes and had kidney problems.

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

The former head of Interpol started serving his sentence in 2011, after being found guilty of corruption in 2010.

He was released from Pretoria Central Prison on medical parole less than a year later.