'Gravely ill' Jackie Selebi seen shopping

2013-10-07 09:35
Jackie Selebi is seen shopping in Pretoria. (Beeld)

Jackie Selebi is seen shopping in Pretoria. (Beeld)

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Pretoria - Disgraced former police commissioner Jackie Selebi, who was released from prison on medical parole last year because he was critically ill, has been spotted shopping in Pretoria.

Beeld reported on Monday that Selebi was seen buying newspapers at a shopping centre in Monument Park, Pretoria, on Sunday. He was chauffeured in a 6 series BMW and walked without assistance, appearing to be in good health and chatting to other shoppers.

When Beeld contacted him later on Sunday, Selebi confirmed he was feeling better and had been out to buy Sunday newspapers, before cutting the call.

Selebi was jailed for 15 years in 2010 for taking bribes from convicted drug dealer Glen Agliotti. His appeal failed in December 2011 and he collapsed at his home. He was imprisoned, but released on medical parole in July 2012, with the medical parole board saying he was suffering from irreversible kidney failure, a stroke, diabetes, heart and eye disease, and motor function impairment.

According to Beeld, Selebi did not break his parole conditions, which include getting time off on a Sunday to go to church or do grocery shopping.

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