Jackie Selebi going to jail

2011-12-02 09:58

Bloemfontein - The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed former police chief Jackie Selebi's appeal against his corruption conviction and 15-year jail sentence.

Judge Kenneth Mthiyane told the court that "the appeal is dismissed".

Selebi was found guilty of corruption after accepting payments from convicted drug trafficker Glenn Agliotti.

He appealed against the sentence and conviction before a full bench of five judges.

When he was sentenced in the South Gauteng High Court in August 2010, Judge Meyer Joffe called Selebi "a liar" with "low moral fibre".

  • nikondaniel - 2011-12-02 10:02


      John - 2011-12-02 10:12

      No need to worry jackie cele will be rooming with you before you know it,

      Shawn - 2011-12-02 10:21

      Mmmmm, ice cream would be nice . . .

      Willie - 2011-12-02 10:23

      Finish and klaar

      Go - 2011-12-02 10:26

      Cele and Malema will join him soon, maybe they can shack up together in a cell Lol

      UweK - 2011-12-02 10:27

      @Margie : Agliotti is in jail, we just turned state witness for the Selebi trail. Agliotti is in the slammer for a long long time fir various other "misdeeds"

      Dirk - 2011-12-02 10:28

      Never have so few, stolen so much from such little- An adaptation of Churchills speech during the BOB- a perfect fit for SA, I hope he keeps the cell warm for his successor. And the only reason why he is going to jail, is the fact that he does not belong to the Zuma faction.

      Kobus - 2011-12-02 10:29

      lekkerrrrr, kry vir jou. En hou maar jou duur pakke klere en skoene by die huis totdat jy eendag uitkom LOL.

      Poloyatonki - 2011-12-02 10:30

      BadMuse.. You must say thanks to ANC's Anti corruption policy. All corrupt officials will be looked up.

      camp.j - 2011-12-02 10:38

      @UweK, dude is he in jail? I dont think he is?

      Razz - 2011-12-02 10:43


      FerretGee - 2011-12-02 10:51

      @Poloyatonki - Let's hope you are right, however, that will leave your beloved ANC government in tatters from the President all the way down!

      Device - 2011-12-02 11:07

      @ UweK is Agliotti really in Jail, this is news to me. I know he got off on the Kebble case and the drug trafficking charges too. what exactly is he in jail for?

      Penny-wise - 2011-12-02 11:09

      All the ANC corruption is now being exposed !!! Like a house of cards, the whole deck will come crumbling down. Put them all in jail and free our people of this ANC regime !!!

      Dudleygbu - 2011-12-02 11:15

      he's just unfortunate to get caught, our entire govt is full of selebi's, are they all going to prison?

  • Cina - 2011-12-02 10:03

    And another one bites the dust. What a happy day is it not.

      david.lebethe - 2011-12-02 10:18

      You are hard on the man. I mean he neither killed anybody nor committed any corruption in a true sense of the word.

      PB - 2011-12-02 10:30

      david - you are a twat - you have evidently not really followed the case - not that I think we will ever hear all the gory details of everything that really took place. CORRUPTION is corruption, it is like big sins and little sins - IT STAYS WRONG, DOF.

  • Dumisani - 2011-12-02 10:03

    u did the crime, now do the time.

      Yaya - 2011-12-02 10:08

      sho dumix

  • Deon - 2011-12-02 10:03

    Ooops and he owes the state some money now too (for his defence). I wonder if he also suffers from "terminal bloodpressure"?

      Danie - 2011-12-02 10:29

      Think he does so he booked his tee off time at durban country Club with Shabir for the first week in February when his parole will be

  • Sihle - 2011-12-02 10:04

    Here is one man guaranteed of new colorful Christmas clothing. Hehehehe.....

      Mashudu - 2011-12-02 10:09


      thupanamaina - 2011-12-02 10:22

      Hahaha. i can picture him looking great in orange new clothes. What a nice christmas present for him.

  • Jerry - 2011-12-02 10:05

    One crooked cop or politician at a time.

      marisa.cronje - 2011-12-02 10:08

      eh.... for every one that gets put away there are ten waiting in the sidelines.

  • PB - 2011-12-02 10:05

    Yes please!!! Now how are we going to recoup the millions wasted on this exteeeeeended court cases? He was guilty from the start - if he was the one paying the fees, it would never have been dragged on for this long.

  • Cuthbert - 2011-12-02 10:05

    One very BIG and good example to rogue cops.

      steve.dupreez - 2011-12-02 10:08

      And ol' Cele will join him soon I hope

  • joeballito - 2011-12-02 10:05

    May this be a deterrent to the others in positions of power!The best news in years,regained a bit of confidence in our juducial system.

  • Peter - 2011-12-02 10:06

    now for the rest of them....

  • Cameronl - 2011-12-02 10:06

    yay, good he gets what he deserves

  • Joseph - 2011-12-02 10:06

    oh no...can`t they see he is old ?i thought they will be lenient sentence on him,

      makesuthink - 2011-12-02 10:30

      So what if he is old Sentance is lenient it should have been 25years

      PB - 2011-12-02 10:36

      Ever heard the saying 'no fool like an old fool'? being old(er) is no excuse - why should someone who had all the experience and knowledge of the law (and the implications of breaking the law) be excused from the consequenses of his actions? Get real dude. The fact that he was in the positions - here and Interpol - one should expect even higher level of morals and ethics to be applicable.

  • calliedj - 2011-12-02 10:06

    One more down, many more to go.

  • stuart.steedman - 2011-12-02 10:06

    Well, I think we can expect to see a movie of this soon, starring Morgan Freeman as Selebi. Seriously, those two were separated at birth.

      Squatter - 2011-12-02 10:32

      LOL Stuart

  • Paul - 2011-12-02 10:06

    Justice prevails!!!!!!!!! Jippie!!!

      Atholl - 2011-12-02 10:38

      Appeals of the Criminals vs Appeals of the victims ... convicted drug trafficker Glenn Agliotti ... 'connected' to the Police Chief !! The result of their conduct is many children being influenced and addicted to illicit drugs ... A child who is addicted to heroin has a 2% chance of rehabilitation - there is no Appeal for the child ... the child will become an addicted adult and probably end up breaking the law - the addicted adult does not even have a 2% chance of an Appeal.

      Atholl - 2011-12-02 10:41

      Ex-Police chief Selebi may even meet some drug lords and drug victims in prison. Who knows - the ex-Police Chief may even become a Drug Chief!

  • Justin - 2011-12-02 10:07

    just feign death and you will be released sooner than you think....

  • Snoopsy - 2011-12-02 10:08

    Whooo Hooo - Should have given him an extra 10 years for appealing!!! Jy gaan sit broer! Lekker!

      Marius - 2011-12-02 17:19

      ek hoop hulle rek sy poephol lekker GROOT in die tronk..

  • Clive Paterson - 2011-12-02 10:08

    An indictment on those who lobbied for and approved Selebi's appointment.

  • Victor - 2011-12-02 10:08

    And he was Police chief??? Wonder how many of his type is still in the ruling government. It's a world disgrace. Viva, my comrade!!!

      Gammat - 2011-12-02 10:30

      Remember he was chief of Interpol as well.

  • Donne.3 - 2011-12-02 10:08

    So we do have a justice system...

      Malcolm - 2011-12-02 11:03

      When it is one of the previous leaders "crew" we do. The real test would be if the same rings true when it is not convenient for the current leader and his "crew" - all indications so far unfortunately are that we only have a justice system when it suits the ruling cliques agenda.

  • Mashudu - 2011-12-02 10:09

    It just Shows that NO ONE is bigger than the Law!

      Marius - 2011-12-02 17:20

      yena lo!

  • MoAfrika - 2011-12-02 10:09


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  • Scooter - 2011-12-02 10:10

    These gives me hope of the future of south africa! Thumbs up judges!!!

  • sorryson3 - 2011-12-02 10:11

    How the mighty hath fallen.......FINNISH AND KLAAR!!!

  • david.lebethe - 2011-12-02 10:12

    The man is old and might not survive 15 years in jail. His defence should have made a case for his "ouderdom" than appealing the whole judgment. I mean there are blood suckers such Magnus Malan and Andrian Vlok who escaped jail because of their age, why not uncle Jackie? I mean he must have learned his lessons and will never do it again - sies tog uncle Jackie.

      Ovie - 2011-12-02 10:20

      yes and pigs can fly. wake up. they never change.

      Peter - 2011-12-02 10:29

      He was old enough to know what he was doing in the first place. He thought he was above the law. Did the crime, now do the time. I question Zuma's choice here, other examples - Cele, Simelane & co.

      makesuthink - 2011-12-02 10:33

      So waht if he cannot survive 15 years in jail just think of how many people are now drug addicts or dead from drugs because of the bribes he accepted from Aggliotti

      AndreC27 - 2011-12-02 14:49

      Sies tog David - he should have been old enough and educated enough as the Chief of Police not to have committed crime - old age has nothing to do with sentencing and should never be taken into consideration in sentencing - maybe he is really your blood uncle - then I want to say again - sies tog David!

  • Nigel - 2011-12-02 10:13

    God is Good !!!! As Police Commissioner, we was supposed to set a good example - I guess he did, a good example of a bad example. Wonder if he'll take vistors - we can go a gloat on weekends.

      Marius - 2011-12-02 17:22

      good idea Nigel, throw the idiot some peanuts.

  • Zubs - 2011-12-02 10:13

    Now Cwele you are next with your drug trafiicking case. you deserve to be in jail.

  • Erich - 2011-12-02 10:13

    What a way to start your weekend. Hope Aglotti will visit him on a regular basis and take some biltong and sweets. This man will be out of circulation for a while - finish en klaar.

  • OSSY24 - 2011-12-02 10:14

    please no cell phone in the cell

      hoekstes - 2011-12-02 10:33

      No, the tweets should be funny! "Met a couple of old friends today. Nothing good on DSTV. Food is gagga."

      makesuthink - 2011-12-02 10:35

      His new cell number is G15 Level 7 Pretoria Central Prison

  • Dean - 2011-12-02 10:17

    Oh this has made my day.Have some Nando,s for Xmas because you going to be eating alone.You're going to get a drum stick where you don't want it!!!!

  • Cindy - 2011-12-02 10:17

    Thanks to the SCA for displaying (again) that we do have an independent Judiciary who pass judgement without fear or favour, judgements based on fact & evidence rather than favour or friendship.... Salute!

  • Cheryl - 2011-12-02 10:19

    Agliotti is laughing.....why is he not in jail too...could it be that A gliotti is also mates with rest of the gangsters in the ANC, and they are looking after him?......DIG DEEPER, journalists.

      Marius - 2011-12-02 17:25

      methinks the journo's will be gagged from now on, no more hearing of ANC corruption...

  • don.ruffels - 2011-12-02 10:21

    Sad, Sad, Schabir Shaik got a prison sentence as well!!! but got released with terminal life - now Jackie might catch that disease as well - released on terminal life perhaps.

  • Mathoho Mpho Maxwell - 2011-12-02 10:23

    Problem, he might get parole early

      Penny-wise - 2011-12-02 11:15

      He can also fake an illness then go play golf with Shabir Sheik in Durban. Watch this space ...

  • Faizal - 2011-12-02 10:29

    Wonder how long he'll spend in prison before he gets released due to "Ill health". That seems to be the norm these days.

  • Hermann - 2011-12-02 10:30

    Won't just say "finish en klaar" - remember Shabir Shaik? Let us patiently wait and see when the presidential pardon will come to the fore and what the reasins will be. History has the knack to repeat itself in strange fashion.

  • Observer - 2011-12-02 10:33

    Well done to an independent judiciary. Now time to review Schabir Shaik's " terminal illness" and if it is not, then back to jail he must go. Time to see what's happening with the investigation into Malema, Cele et al so that they can all benefit from the justice system. Moral of the story here is don't break the law, pad your pockets, or corrupt others because you too can go to jail....Long live the Republic.

  • John - 2011-12-02 10:34

    Always amazes me. Yes Selebi got what's comming to him but Agliotti is a free man. Not only on one charge but several charges brought against. It takes 2 to tango!

  • hoekstes - 2011-12-02 10:35

    The ANC is like the mafia. Every comrade needs a bit of jail time to be credible. :-)

  • smahlaba - 2011-12-02 10:36

    Crime doesn't pay my ninja.

  • Ross - 2011-12-02 10:37

    Hopital at state expense and medical parole with a month just like Shabby.

      Albert - 2011-12-02 10:43

      This man will do his time,he can do nothing for Zuma anymore.Another useful idiot bites the dust.

  • shauncro - 2011-12-02 10:40

    You can see me dancing can't you!

  • Chris - 2011-12-02 10:40

    Must now be up for a posting as an ambassador

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  • Thato Remnant Mahlatji - 2011-12-02 10:41

    this was inevitable...

  • pieterla - 2011-12-02 10:42

    Happy New Year to you, to!! :)

  • Vic - 2011-12-02 10:46

    Must get a padded cell incase he beats himself to death ! Selebi must suffer in jail. Let's hope Cele is next

  • eugene.trollip - 2011-12-02 10:48

    Can the tax payer now get back our R30 million spent on this trial please?

      PB - 2011-12-02 11:44

      My thoughts exactly! I'm sure he had a good portion of his 'spending money' transferred overseas just in case. At least his pension should still be around to at least cover a couple of the millions...

  • Larry - 2011-12-02 10:49

    Excellent outcome again. Keep bringing this on.