Jackie Selebi's house burgled

2011-06-26 08:00

Johannesburg - Former police commissioner Jackie Selebi house in Waterkloof, Pretoria has been burgled, Gauteng police said on Sunday.

Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou said robbers gained entry to the house after lifting the gate off from its rail.

"It is not a robbery, it is house breaking and theft," he said.

He said the robbers made off with electrical appliances including a plasma TV, laptop and foreign coins.

Selebi was not home when the robbers. struck, his wife found a VW Golf parked outside her house when she returned home on Saturday, around 18:30.

"No shot was fired, no pointing of firearm," said Ndou.

He said the incident was not linked to the burglary at the Bryanston home of Gauteng police commissioner Mzwandile Petros.

"This are two separate incidents, they are not linked at all. The one occurred in Johannesburg and the other in Pretoria," he said.

Petros' home was burgled on Friday night. A formal investigation into the burglary has started.

  • Grant - 2011-06-26 08:45

    Stealing from a crook... great stuff!!

      cliffarc - 2011-06-26 09:56

      - How's our crime stat's doing Cele ?

      Logs01 - 2011-06-26 11:01

      Just luv this!! Wonder who is next? How about Malema & Winnie next!!! Mmmm, must b some nice stuff there to "borrow"

      Logs01 - 2011-06-26 11:03

      Is "Robin Hood" maybe in SA on a visit?

      Lekabisto - 2011-06-26 11:13

      @Robnob Your comment is 100% racist and I dislike it, it raises a good point though "Why is he not in jail??????"

      tryanything - 2011-06-26 11:20

      Tough about the racist comment wouldnt have come up if he wasnt a crook.

      tryanything - 2011-06-26 11:27

      What foreign coins????

      ian.teall - 2011-06-26 12:06

      Hau! It was not a robbery, it was just housebreaking and theft???????? This is why SA is in the mess it is in, apparently housebreaking and theft is not a crime!

      Anonymous Thinker - 2011-06-26 12:13

      LMAO!!! Well now he can experience what the rest of us experience from the justice system when it comes to "house breaking & theft"...Nothing gets done. Laying a case with the police for theft, robbery or so forth is only a formality so that you have a case number for insurance, if you are lucky enough to have it.

      YasButIDunno - 2011-06-26 12:15

      Lucky for the neighbours it wasn't the hawks that responded.

      Francois - 2011-06-26 15:41

      Come on Robnob. The problem with your statement is that you used the words "black" and "bastard" in such a way that you implicated that all black people do not know who their parents are. If you are sure about the fact that Selebi's parents are unknown, then he is a bastard and his blackness is actually a fact. Thus if you would realy like to go for such statements at least give us a reputable source of his bastardness and you can skip the word black - there is no causal relationship between blackness and bastardness - even some whites are bastards. Your racist friends will know without you using the word black, however for us trying to build a country free of racism, please help us. For the fact that the former commissioner of Police, that acted like he did not learn any values from his father that is does not seem that he knew a father, I could not agree more. Bubba and he should be sharing a cell with Schaik, Brown, Racist Mbeki and hopefully Janeekob Zuma, with the former, Bubba, the father of this happy family.

      WarPig - 2011-06-26 19:19

      @Francois. Get over yourself man and see the reality. This evil man Selebi deserves a whole lot more.....and so the wheel turns.

      Francois - 2011-06-26 22:40

      Warpig, what part of "could not agree with you more" - directed a Robnob did you not understand? "Bubba" is the slang for the prison master of the sex slaves - thus get an education before you ask people to get over themselves.

      Viva Mangope - 2011-06-27 08:29

      loving it !!!!!!!,rob them blind ,,maybe they wil start doning there job ,and police cars wil have the taxi conversions removed

      Niki - 2011-06-27 14:08

      "It is not a robbery, it is house breaking and theft," he (Cele) said. I didn't know there was a difference between robbery & theft?

  • Schalk - 2011-06-26 08:45

    Poetic justice???

      cocopops - 2011-06-26 09:28


      MrSpiderman - 2011-06-26 09:42

      You have it wrong Schalk! It was Petros who went to go and get his Plasma back! (With interest!)

  • DoublySalmon - 2011-06-26 08:47

    ...if you think crime is a problem get out of the country? Could it be crime is an actual problem now or is it still just the minority's moaning and nothing more?

      BOFFINBOB - 2011-06-26 09:08

      So the majority masses dont complain about crime ? You might be prepared to accept this countries level of crime, but most educated people will complain & moan about the Governments lack of success in allowing this epidemic to reach these unacceptable levels in the first place. When we had a dedicated police force, run by dedicated policeman & not uneducated appointed cadres, who are more intrested in a chest full of " medals " & the " perks " that go with the job. This type of thing never happened on the scale it is now. Your comment is blatently stupid & typical of your political indoctrination, which leads you to accept that low standards should be the norm in any african country !

      DoublySalmon - 2011-06-26 09:24

      The Minister of Safety and Security, Charles Nqakula, evoked public outcry among South Africans in June 2006 when he responded to opposition MPs in parliament who were not satisfied that enough was being done to counter crime, suggesting that MPs who complain about the country's crime rate, should stop complaining and leave the country.[5] duh people.. BOFFINBOB - I left the country due to crime (home invasion) and racism. I fully hate the ANC and the absolute joke African countries call governments. 4 thumbs down must mean people are too dumb to catch the reference to the minister's comments.

      BOFFINBOB - 2011-06-26 09:30

      Doubly Salmon. Apologies there. I will give myself a " thumbs down " for misunderstanding your comment. Crime & Government corruption are without a doubt the largest contribution to " perceived racism. "

      bar-one - 2011-06-27 07:55

      The thieving politicians want the educated people to pack up and leave,because when they are left with people who do not have a clue about economy,they will be able to empty the entire contents of state coffers into their bank accounts and live like the swine they emulate with their greed .

      supporter - 2011-06-27 12:41


  • willvp - 2011-06-26 08:50

    thieves WITH HONOUR !

  • Deeteem - 2011-06-26 08:52

    Mmmmmm no, this is more than a series of robberies !! Something is not lekker here !! - 2011-06-26 09:08

      I Agree. Petros yesterday, Selebi today. I think the NIS is looking for something and making it look like a robbery. Our intel orgs are running amok.

      Marcell - 2011-06-26 09:23

      At least they 'raided' the right house!

      cliffarc - 2011-06-26 10:39

      - Nah - I reckon the thieves are just following the big wealth.

      liesl - 2011-06-27 06:37

      Or maybe it's just "news" because they are fairly well known. I'm sure many more people were burgled over the weekend, they're just not important enough to be reported on. You may be right, but it could just be co-incidence, too.

  • Sipho - 2011-06-26 09:00

    What's the difference between "robbery" and "housebreaking and theft"?

      OuWitBooi - 2011-06-26 09:31

      From the wording of the report above it seems that it is "robbers" that do "housebreaking and theft". I suppose that to qualify as a "robbery" it has to be performed by a true professional, for example the way the ANC cadres who rob the poor so efficiently.

      onetickie - 2011-06-26 09:44

      The stupid fart was probably pissed as usual when he made such an idiotic remark but even when sober is just as thick.

      Darter - 2011-06-26 09:59

      A house robbery is when the robbers find you at home (intentionally want you to be around to open safes, give them pin numbers, etc etc)....housebreaking is when no one is around.

      7dust - 2011-06-27 08:38

      robbery is a crime that contains and element of physical violence or assault. theft is simple unlawful appropriation of another's property whilst house breaking involves unlawful breaking in and entering the property of another person.

  • Slapper - 2011-06-26 09:03

    Great News. Two Top Cops Burgled in two days. Now they are getting a taste of what we put up with.

      Beannie - 2011-06-26 09:12

      So very true, but it smells fishy.

      onetickie - 2011-06-26 09:46

      You could be right Beannie: never thought of that. Maybe he's wanting an even bigger screen so arranged for it to be removed and can then claim on insurance for nice new big one???

      MrSpiderman - 2011-06-26 10:10

      Or onetickie, "proof" to the nation that they can also handle the crime? Amazing that in neither incident anyone was injured? How many times do that happen today????

      bar-one - 2011-06-27 07:58

      How embarrassing , it is like a butcher being slaughtered by a cow

  • Lee - 2011-06-26 09:08

    "It is not a Robbery, It is house breaking and theft" he said. Ahhh ok, Now i know the difference. Either way glad your alive old boy. lucky am not reading how you was tied up and had hot kettle water poured on you and gutted like a pig.

      Mr B - 2011-06-26 10:55

      @ Lee, Maybe it was not robbery or theft. Maybe it was the rightful owner collecting his own goods that was stolen from him in the first place.

  • Andries Pretorius - 2011-06-26 09:10

    Where is the "like" button?

      Joy - 2011-06-26 09:16

      LOL @ you Andries. Click on the hand!

      tryanything - 2011-06-26 11:30

      The one with the thumb pointing up

  • Joy - 2011-06-26 09:18

    Maye there is more to it than meets the eye!!

  • willvp - 2011-06-26 09:20

    did they also took "bags of evidence" out ?? how many plies cars?

      Slapper - 2011-06-26 09:32

      14 Silk Ties, 4 pairs of Crocodile skin shoes and a postcard from Agliotti.

  • biohazard - 2011-06-26 09:25

    Only in South Africa can the current and former poice commissioners' homes be burgled in the same week! Most countries would find that suspicious, but not here - it's perfectly reasonable logic to assume ther are separate incidents!

      MrSpiderman - 2011-06-26 10:12

      And their claim that there "is no link between the two as one was in Johannesburg and the other Pretoria"? Try the R21 past Thembisa!!

      tryanything - 2011-06-26 11:31

      Inside jobs both of them.

  • Carolyn - 2011-06-26 09:34

    must be big money in second had Plasma T.V's that belong to cops. Keep it up boys, that way you stay away from the rest of us. Which cop is next, anxiously waiting to hear.

      liesl - 2011-06-27 06:39

      Cele? Nqukula? Whose the weakest link?

  • Showahed - 2011-06-26 09:39

    OMG! Who is Selebi going to call? Hope not the SAPS!

  • onetickie - 2011-06-26 09:39

    Now this is what I call brilliant justice :) :) :)

  • Marcell - 2011-06-26 09:39

    Another isolated incident?

  • Lekabisto - 2011-06-26 09:42

    whoa whoa whoa wait!!!! what the hell happend to the guy who was counting the police cars at Petro's house?? I want to know how many cars where at Jackie's!

      BOFFINBOB - 2011-06-26 09:49

      LOL...Selebi will almost certainly lodge a formal complaint if he had less cars @ his house.

  • 50something - 2011-06-26 09:44

    The two burglaries not linked? Makes you think

      THE.SRG - 2011-06-26 13:48

      they not linked cause one was in jhb and the other was in pta....never knew there was an ocean between them....ever heard of a car and the N1.

  • Andrew - 2011-06-26 09:46

    Yep - just a burglary. It commands the attention of a lieutenant colonel though - just like the house breaking in Bryanston a few days ago - when a senior policeman was burgled!

  • K1d - 2011-06-26 09:46

    no link my gat.

  • Johann - 2011-06-26 09:47

    Why does a Lieutenant Colonel give a statement on a convicted persons belonings that was stolen, and why is it in the news it is just another house breaking case

  • Jannie - 2011-06-26 09:51

    Does anyone have the addresses of the other top-men to give to the burglars so that we can apply pressure to stop crime in that way? I am sure if you touch their pockets they will respond, and very quickly.

  • djg - 2011-06-26 09:56

    Now check the insurance claim that will be lodged on Monday......oldest trick in the book.....

      MrSpiderman - 2011-06-26 10:14

      Living up to the "Jones'" of yesterday I suppose?

  • longgone - 2011-06-26 09:59

    Gentlemen. What a stupid statement the two incident's ere not linked as the one in Pretoria the other in Johannesburg. Is this a known fact or do they know the perpetrators personally?

  • Stu - 2011-06-26 10:08

    Wow 24, thank you for the good news!! What a gr8 story to start the day with!! Karma is truly a bitch and what goes around comes around!! Yahoo !!!!

  • ZACommentator - 2011-06-26 10:10

    "It is not a robbery, it is house breaking and theft," he said. He doesn't understand, as a Colonel, what the difference between robbery and theft is.

  • Diz0lstir - 2011-06-26 10:13

    Daar is al 3 keer by my huis ingebreek,en dit het nooit die koerante gehaal nie,diskrimineer hulle nou teen my of wat,of moet ons maar net vir Selebi sê,welcome in the real world,this is South Africa

  • Ou SA - 2011-06-26 10:16

    Lekker ! Welkom in die "nuwe Suid Afrika" ou maat....jou boeties het net so bietjie "affirmative shopping" gedoen.

  • Oliver - 2011-06-26 10:20

    Thats Irony for you

  • RobinHood - 2011-06-26 10:25

    Could not have happened to a nicer man

  • possum - 2011-06-26 10:27

    I love when a plan comes together!!

  • oxygen - 2011-06-26 10:28

    Perhaps, a carefully orchestrated ballet?

  • Ian - 2011-06-26 10:32

    hmmmmm , stinks of insurance fraud to me, typical anc

  • - 2011-06-26 10:35

    The police are stumped? But if it was an ANC office that is burgled the perp would be in jail before lunchtime.

  • susan.bezuidenhout - 2011-06-26 10:40

    I think they definitely stole most of Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou's brain sells! His comments are hilarious!

  • katySA - 2011-06-26 10:41

    "It is not a robbery, it is house breaking and theft," he said. Uhmmmmmm since when are robbery/house breaking/theft different things??? However, poetic justice for sure!! Pity nobody was home though so they couldv'e experienced what the rest of us do when "robbers" break in and steal things and injure/kill us in the process!! Perhaps if someone had been home there would now be a better understanding of what house invasion feels like!

  • Mr B - 2011-06-26 10:45

    @ Boffin Bob. Yet the goverments of other countries still recognise them and support them. What a joke.

  • Janine - 2011-06-26 10:50

    Petros and Selebi in one weekend? It's good to know that they will have first hand experience of what it feels like.

  • RobinHood - 2011-06-26 10:51

    What about that chain his wife took in Menlyn some years ago?

  • Roy - 2011-06-26 10:56

    His joined the team with Petros.All looking for new TV's etc.Wonder what his Insurance company will have to say???

  • al_bundy - 2011-06-26 11:01

    Lt. Col. Ndou - another supercop in our incompetent SAPS. He knows before a formal investigation that the incidents are not linked because the one occurred in PTA and the other in JHB. WTF.

  • Niekie - 2011-06-26 11:02

    This guy is a conficted felon! How can he afford to have a house in Waterkloof?

  • littledragon - 2011-06-26 11:05

    Ha Ha Ha !!!! Good riddance to bad rubbish !!! Selebi you deserve everything you get & so much more !!! It because of you that drug lords run rife in this country !! And specialized units like SANAB were closed !!

      Robbie - 2011-06-26 11:15

      Great comment littledragon. You can't be further from the truth my friend.

  • Macho Mike - 2011-06-26 11:11

    Eish, i'm Loving It. Who's next , Cele?

      BigMoose - 2011-06-26 11:16

      Nathi Mthetwa, preferably.

      apshowe - 2011-06-26 11:44

      Hopefully that Moron JuJu Mal-enema!

  • Robbie - 2011-06-26 11:12

    The wheel turns. Maybe Petros wanted his TV back.

  • littledragon - 2011-06-26 11:14

    In fact I have it on good authority that he said to the then commander of SANAB will be the first unit I will close down ??? Why Selebi you can hide all your dirty laundry !!!!!

  • c1 - 2011-06-26 11:25

    Robin Hood?

  • biohazard - 2011-06-26 11:35

    Two police commissioners burgled within 24 hours - crisis, what crisis? crime, what crime? At least Apollo called Houston to say there was a problem

  • tony.kirby1 - 2011-06-26 11:46

    Robnob, was it realiy nessacry to bring race into the issue. Or should I say White Racist Robnob. Why oh why do we bring race into everything so quickly.

  • lindorsu - 2011-06-26 11:56

    Petros ( and Selebi robbed? Both in one weekend? Both had plasma TV’s stolen? "This is two separate incidents, they are not linked at all” Really, the police want the public to believe this? “Officials were seen carrying out boxes of evidence” Evidence connected to the theft of the Plasma TV (’s) or evidence in “other cases” that was “stored” at the Petros home? In both cases nobody was hurt – Selebi was not even home! No one was in “contact” with the burglars! “Family was left in shock” – Ag come on – did they not warn the family/ies of the “visit(s) to remove unwanted “stuff”, claim insurance and to gain public sympathy?