Jackie Selebi admitted to hospital

2011-12-02 13:57

Johannesburg - Former police commissioner Jackie Selebi was admitted to hospital on Friday after his appeal against a 15-year corruption sentence was dismissed, his attorney said on Friday.

He collapsed and could not walk when he watched the judgment being handed down on television.

"He is not doing well," said Wynanda Coetzee earlier.

She was part of the team that represented him at the trial where he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Selebi has 48 hours to report for his prison sentence after the Supreme Court of Appeal ruling.

She said he had not taken the news well and a doctor had been summoned.

"We are very worried... he can't walk," Coetzee said.

Selebi was found to have accepted money from convicted drug trafficker Glenn Agliotti.

Coetzee said that because of his bad turn, they had not been able to consult with Selebi on whether he would appeal the judgment.

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2011-12-02 14:02

    KFC for supper. Watch him come to life.

      boerekanon - 2011-12-02 14:11

      Medical parole here we come, better get your tee time sorted with Schabir for next week Jackie!

      Breedlike - 2011-12-02 14:12

      He must just remember to take his golf bag with.

      rbphiri - 2011-12-02 14:23

      the only requirement for a person to be considered for release on medical parole is that there is written evidence from the medical practitioner treating that person, who has diagnosed that person as being in the final phase of any terminal disease or condition, so that such a release on parole or correctional supervision will enable such a person to die a consolatory and dignified death. We may just see some doctor being bribed to write a report that Selebi is terminally ill. This should be known as the Escape goat Schabir, and not medical parole.

      Anthony - 2011-12-02 14:28

      nando,s and they can use him in there ad along with the rest of the scum.

      Warmonger - 2011-12-02 15:10

      Think it should read: "Disgraced Police commissioner", and not 'former'. Accepting blood money from a gangster, and NOW he's sick, NOW he "can't walk"... Not doing so well now? I'd LOVE to get an update on your condition a year from now, that's If you haven't been 'let off the hook' like that other convicted fraudster shabby shaik... But we must remember, he is just one of MANY!! And here I'm specifically referring to YOU mac maharaj.....

      Gerhard - 2011-12-02 15:45

      I see another Nando's ad coming up!!

      Squatter - 2011-12-02 15:49

      Cheer up ntate! It isn't so bad in a South African prison. You could sell every gram of Coke Agliotti can supply and come out much richer! Get better soon! As you can see from the comments, everybody's thoughts are with you!

      ALCAB - 2011-12-02 16:18

      He has a LAME excuse that is why he could not walk

      Hugh - 2011-12-02 16:26

      What is with these ANC and other criminals. They all call in sick before they have to face the music.

      Xavier7034 - 2011-12-02 16:43

      Just a pity that Agliotti slipped through the net.......just as guilty!

      Walter - 2011-12-02 17:17

      No, didn't you guys know? It's the ANC's way of committing "Hari-kari". He gets a medical payroll after serving 2-3 years in hospital and spends the rest of his prison years living in fine style, playing golf etc and SA eventually forgets about him. Shaik, Yengeni, Busak and the rest - it's easy.

      Mannie777 - 2011-12-02 17:38

      "not been able to consult with Selebi on whether he would appeal the judgment." How can he appeal an appeal??

      trompie1 - 2011-12-02 18:37


      ryan.macdougall - 2011-12-02 19:11

      Dear News 24 so i see my comment "Well if your not going to prision, then please just die in hospital." was removed really could you inform me when you remove the comment and why would really be appreciated. This is the third or fouth time where a comment has been removed where no foul language or crticism agains other comments. Please explain !!

      Louis - 2011-12-03 06:15

      The priviledge of being released on medical grounds is only for ANC crooks. Clive Derby Lewis has cancer is 75 years old and served more than 80% of his term, but no it does not apply to him, because he is white and killed a commie black

  • Kevin - 2011-12-02 14:03

    a very well "planned" illness - how convenient. Soon selebi & shaick will also receive full pardons like alan boesak.

      Gregory - 2011-12-02 14:09

      Boesak served his time.

      Juicecard - 2011-12-02 14:38

      i think he must be assessed by a panel of indipendant medical doctors, before the shaik saga replays itself again

  • Peter - 2011-12-02 14:04

    I wonder if we will end up with another Schabir Shaik debacle...where is he now by the way!

      clivegoss - 2011-12-02 14:11

      Who gives a *&% Shaken NOT (in) STIR

      Thabiso - 2011-12-02 14:20

      Probably not, Shaik is Zuma's friend and Selebi is not. Since the parole board is remote controlled from Nkandla, Selebi will not be sick enough to roam the streets and play golf.

      Dirk - 2011-12-02 14:20

      Durban Country Club, with Sheryl Cwele, talking business over some "coke"

      JustMe - 2011-12-02 14:53

      This time of day, probably on the 16th hole already. Meeting up with Selebi at the 19th.

  • Werner - 2011-12-02 14:05

    Dont worry, he just got the shaicks

      terry.obrien2 - 2011-12-02 17:09

      Great one Werner - I wonder how long he will be in hospital before some shaicky quack gives him a certificate saying he's terminal & he then gets a pardon.

  • Theresa - 2011-12-02 14:06

    When the going gets tough, the tough get ill...maybe he has the flu.

  • nicosmit - 2011-12-02 14:06

    this sounds all too fimiliar

  • Gordon20 - 2011-12-02 14:07

    Shame, he is all SHAIKen up.

  • Deon - 2011-12-02 14:09

    He is doing as well as could be expected, why did he not rather go directly to the jail hopsital? Now he must be transferred in 2 days time.

      Bernard - 2011-12-02 15:49

      You have the best comment of all - well said

      Neil - 2011-12-02 19:17

      I second that. These dirty little moves from corrupt ANC disciples are so obvious to everyone except the clueless masses who actually give them power by voting for them. Not even the "Protection of corruption" bill is a good enough wake-up call for the average ANC voter.

      Helen - 2011-12-03 12:30

      He has nothing to fear from imprisonment. Next time Mandela or some other has a birthday, he'll be released.

  • RabbitNinja - 2011-12-02 14:09

    He could at least have made it less obvious...somehow? Another Shabir case right here...hope his acting is up to scratch :P

  • clivegoss - 2011-12-02 14:09

    SOS Shaik o Shaik why is there a familiar ring to this ?

      Shistirrer - 2011-12-02 15:14

      Quasimodo? That name rings a bell...

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  • Lida - 2011-12-02 14:11

    agg shaaaaaaaaame

  • Pur - 2011-12-02 14:12

    Don't worry Jackie. You'll soon qualify for medical parole and then you, Mac and Schabir can play golf every Wednesday. With a bit of luck you may even have Zooma in your four-ball.

  • Kuno - 2011-12-02 14:12

    and i thought it would take at least 6 months before he would develop an incurable illness. If he can't walk sure they have a wheelchair friendly cell for him.

  • Anton - 2011-12-02 14:14

    it is about time now for big beck cele

  • Jaco - 2011-12-02 14:14

    And don’t forget Juliaas. He also tried this stunt. Shame these people are pathetic.

  • Murechen - 2011-12-02 14:15

    This is different from the Shaik episode, Shaik went to prison ("hospital") for a while and then was released on medical parole, Seleby wants to skip the actual going to prison for a while bit and just go straight to released on medical parol.

      Sterling - 2011-12-02 16:13

      The thing with Shaik was cooked up by Zuma and his boys.

  • Shirley - 2011-12-02 14:15

    Here is another sheik move! First hospital,prison for a week and then the golf course!!!!!!!!!

      Beverly - 2011-12-02 15:04

      These prison hospitals must be miracle factories...... people go in at deaths door and then hop and skip out to play golf.

  • Lynn - 2011-12-02 14:15

    How convenient.

  • Paul - 2011-12-02 14:15

    Shabir Proved Prison makes you Sick ! Now with Jackie, Just the thought of prison makes one sick ! The disease is spreading quickly and the symptoms are getting worse !!!

  • Jeanne - 2011-12-02 14:16

    Man up maaifoedie!

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-02 14:17

    Healthy when they steal but when they have to face the consequences they are sick. Lame tactics. Schabir, Yengeni, Selebi etc.

  • Ian - 2011-12-02 14:18

    he watched the judgement on television, what tv is that the 3D 50" full HD Sony bravia he got at tax payers expense

      Grant - 2011-12-02 17:53

      Whatever dude! The tax-payers didnt pay a CENT for that drug money!!! :P

  • Kai - 2011-12-02 14:18

    "Coetzee said that because of his bad turn, they had not been able to consult with Selebi on whether he would appeal the judgment." Can you appeal an appeal? Anyway at least they'll know where to find him in 48hrs.

      Murechen - 2011-12-02 14:25

      I think that the concourt can overturn this judgment, but how he will get that right is the question

      Shistirrer - 2011-12-02 15:17

      I'm getting sick and tired of everyone running to the ConCourt. In the good ol' days the Appeals Court had the last say. So you get one appeal, and if you lose, you lose. Now it goes from court to court to court wasting everyone's time and the taxpayers money.

      Marc - 2011-12-02 15:32

      He can appeal to the ConCourt if it involves constitutional issues, such as, eg, whether he received a fair trial or not. As far as I can ascertain from the judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal, no constitutional issues were raised. I therefore cannot see any grounds for a further appeal (and costs paid for by the taxpayer)to the ConCourt. That bastard must rot in jail, the sooner the better.

  • TamaraSays - 2011-12-02 14:20

    FML! Even Shaky Shaik had the decency to WAIT until AFTER he went to jail to ask for a sick note. Easier to dish it out and take it Mr. Former Pork Chop?

  • Sidima - 2011-12-02 14:21

    Another convicted comrade collapse. Same script different cast. Medical parole will be granted before Derby-Lewis. hahahahaha MzanziStyle

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  • Fred - 2011-12-02 14:24

    Obviously feeling a bit Shaiky

  • Neeus - 2011-12-02 14:25

    Yes Jackie, we know life ends in death but that does not mean that life is a terminal disease.

  • - 2011-12-02 14:25

    Oh FFS!! This is ridiculous! At least Shabir waited until he was IN jail before he "got sick". Next thing you know, people will start getting "terminally ill" BEFORE they are even convicted!

      Shistirrer - 2011-12-02 15:18

      Maybe he IS terminally ill. He heard those prison jumpsuits are to die for. - 2011-12-02 20:23

      I think its more a case of fear. Someone probably reminded him whats gonna happen when he drops the soap!

  • Lerato - 2011-12-02 14:26

    Mr Selebi can u pls be original - Schabir has already got that script!!!

  • Hennie - 2011-12-02 14:27

    damm, what a wast of tax money.

  • andrew.winkelmann - 2011-12-02 14:28

    As I feared Mr Selebe is showing the same symptoms of the terminal illness that Shabir has. Clearly he will never be able to serve 15yr, and so therefore he will be out by Christmas!

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2011-12-02 14:32

    Which 5 star hospital ???

  • markvandiggelen - 2011-12-02 14:32

    It's amazing how they all suddenly fall desperately ill, look at Malema - he too had to be admitted to hospital for flu like symptoms - bunch of cowards - take responsibility for your actions - man up for once.

      Gary - 2011-12-02 16:24

      Well said, good old PUDDING FACE!!! What an absolute MOCKERY of the "so-called justice system!! GRRRRR

  • Grieta - 2011-12-02 14:32

    Ag nonsens! nou is dit weer die selfde storie as Chippi Shaik! Ek wonder of ons nie die hospitale tronke moet maak en die tronke hospitale nie, want gin mens weet meer wie waar is nie! Dis die maklikste manier om die tronk vry te spring! Is mense so stupid dat hulle nie deur als kan sien nie? Hy is seker jammer sy duur suits sal nie kan saam nie!

  • andrew.winkelmann - 2011-12-02 14:33

    Clearly Mr Selebe is showing the same symptoms of the terminal illness that Shabir has. So what.... in prison on Sunday, out by Christmas!

  • Randomhero6661 - 2011-12-02 14:33

    Ja ne good bye and enjoy !

  • Dewald - 2011-12-02 14:33

    To sppare the tax payers some money - maybe they should issue the terminally ill certificate the day the state employs these criminals - they then steal what they can (which they are going to do anyway), and when the politics turn against them, they just go home. A few lawyers might go out of business, but all-in-all the taxpayers will save some money...

  • Willie - 2011-12-02 14:34

    finish and klaar

      Thobela - 2011-12-02 14:44

      "these hand are clean"

      Henri - 2011-12-02 15:01

      "these hands will never let you go"

  • Mandy - 2011-12-02 14:35

    OMG!! Not another one. Can't these stupid f..g idiots think of another way of avoiding the inevitalbe. The word must be out. Pretend you're sick 'cos hospital is way better than prison. Only in Africa once again!!!

  • Johan - 2011-12-02 14:35

    Oh for Fk sakes. Not even 1 day in prison and already faking it.

  • Mashudu - 2011-12-02 14:36

    To all corrupt officials, Since YOU don't have Balls to Face the Consequences of your wrong doings stop doing crime. You all act tough wen u commit crimes but wen it's time to go to Jail you act sick. Next is Cele, he's going to come up with all stupid excuses.

      Gary - 2011-12-02 16:26

      To true!!!

  • Keaobaka - 2011-12-02 14:37

    He is watching the judgement & suddenly he collapses. If he has a conscience, he would have known all along that he is guilty and hoping for some legal technicality to get off the hook. Its too convenient for someone to watch his judgement and collapse. Please Mr Selebi, two independent courts have agreed that you are guilty, just gracefully face the consequences of your actions. There is nowhere to run/hide.

  • kappaj - 2011-12-02 14:37

    Another Shabir move comming up - what a joke!

  • ttdejager - 2011-12-02 14:38

    Am I the only idiot that see’s a pattern here?

  • Morne - 2011-12-02 14:40

    Name the chronic disease afflicting Selebi and win a Datsun!

  • smahlaba - 2011-12-02 14:40

    No one is surprised by the turn of events. He needs to man up and face his sentence head on.

  • Lizelle - 2011-12-02 14:44

    oh here comes another Shabir scenario!

  • Theresa - 2011-12-02 14:46

    Seeing as he is a convicted criminal I hope that he is shackled to his bed!