Selebi back in hospital after complications

2012-03-06 15:56

Cape Town - Former police commissioner Jackie Selebi is back in hospital after suffering dialysis complications, according to a report on Tuesday.

The Cape Argus reported Selebi had an abdominal infection caused by a blocked dialysis catheter.

Steve Biko Academic Hospital chief executive Ernest Kenoshi told the newspaper that out-of-hospital dialysis complications were quite common, with patients returning to hospital at least once a month.

Selebi had been back in hospital since February 25. He was discharged from the same hospital a week before that and transferred to Pretoria Central Prison.

He had been trained to administer his own treatment for diabetes and kidney disease.

Selebi collapsed at home in Waterkloof, Pretoria, in December 2011, and was admitted to hospital after losing his appeal against a corruption conviction in the Supreme Court of Appeal.

The appeal outcome meant he had to begin a 15-year jail sentence for corruption.

  • Sharon - 2012-03-06 16:00

    Ahhhh the Jackie Selebi saga continues... Episode 867 - Back to hospital.

      Kala - 2012-03-06 16:03

      And just today I was wondering what Jax was up to. We hadn't heard anything for weeks. I thought they might have paroled him quietly whilst nobody was looking. Glad to see he is still in jail. Not to worry Jax your successor looks to be joining you soon Any bets on what illness Cele is going to be diagnosed with?

      Art - 2012-03-07 08:14

      Only complication Salebi is suffering, is whether he should use the 5 Iron or the Spalding Driver...

      Vernon - 2012-03-07 08:35

      @art, soooo cruelll!!!

  • Dale - 2012-03-06 16:03

    Its amazing how all these guys are fit as a fiddle while they are out there being corrupt and then as soon as they get caught and they have to do jail time then all of a sudden they are sick and need to spend their jail sentence in hospital. You did the crime so do the time and pay your debt back to society

  • Shirley - 2012-03-06 16:04

    Surprised he waited this long! Just patch him up and post him back!

      Poloyatonki - 2012-03-06 16:15

      This time they must post him to the grave.

  • Chris - 2012-03-06 16:07

    Send him to China and have him executed!

  • Tlhoka - 2012-03-06 16:10


  • Herman - 2012-03-06 16:10

    Sounds like another Shiak stunt!

      Poloyatonki - 2012-03-06 16:22

      That wont happen, he is not in JZ's good books.

  • Thoka - 2012-03-06 16:10

    blocked dialysis!!!!!!!! Lmao!!!! hihihihihi. this sickness is for the poor, nothing new caused by not eating or eating less than normal. no prawns in prison

      Trevor - 2012-03-06 16:42

      No prawns, says who!

      Warwick - 2012-03-07 08:46

      parktown prawns meybe.

  • Vegi - 2012-03-06 16:12

    He should be released to his wife immediately on humanitarian grounds. He did not kill anybody and he is old. Let him spend his last years in peace. Criminals who stole billions are stealing oxygen outside.

      Gerhard - 2012-03-06 16:33

      Selebi never having had any police training, what was he doing in the job? From the very start totally inept, unqualified. How is that possible? Why does the government appoint people to positions they are not qualified for?

      Desmond - 2012-03-06 17:42

      Including you

      Sharon - 2012-03-06 17:54

      @ Vegi - I think you're right. I think he is extremely lonely. I wish all his corrupt friends can join him in prison!

      Juan - 2012-03-07 02:10

      @vegi then the criminals stealing the billions must be hauled in and locked up as well. Releasing him would be the wrong approach.

  • Siyambuka Archibald Sikrweqe - 2012-03-06 16:13

    This is Sad, He should have joined Zuma camp like Shabir Shake

  • Rofras - 2012-03-06 16:13

    Who is paying for his medical bills?? the state?

      Marion - 2012-03-06 16:27

      In prison, yes. Outside prison he is personally responsible for his bills as I recall.

  • Lida - 2012-03-06 16:17

    What a farce

  • Guy - 2012-03-06 16:18


      Juan - 2012-03-07 02:11

      And fried chicken

  • Peace - 2012-03-06 16:18

    this is just a charade,he must get his act together and serve his sentence.

  • Derk - 2012-03-06 16:24

    send him to the SPCA

      Duncan Thabiso Mphailane - 2012-03-06 16:35

      You afrikaners have a tendency of calling Africans animals, savages, bobbejaans neh?

      Rosanela - 2012-03-06 16:41

      you are an idiot #thatsall

      Sello Chauke - 2012-03-06 18:31

      we claim to be christians but we judge the poor selebi, remember when jesus said i condemn you not but go and sin no more, lets have the heart to forgive, judging is for God

      Boer - 2012-03-07 06:38

      And some of the Africans have a tendency to behave like animals, savages, bobbejaans neh?

  • Yolandè Rwaai - 2012-03-06 16:24

    I remember him saying he would jump off some building in Sandton if he was found guilty of any criminal activity. Does that offer still stand?!

      Koos - 2012-03-06 16:30

      Maybe someone should "push" him in the right direction?

      Peace - 2012-03-07 10:14


  • Zelda - 2012-03-06 16:28

    It is obvious that none of you idiots have an idea how bad kidney failure is. How draining dialysis is, and yes how quickly you can get an infection with the HP dialysis system Selebi is on. My sister suffers from kidney failure and just this morning I took her to hospital for a abdominal infection around the pipe that goes into her stomach that administers the medicine to do the kidney’s functions. Maybe one of you idiots can donate one of your extra kidney’s if you want to see Selebi back in jail so bad.

      Herman - 2012-03-06 16:50

      Have you any idea how bad corruption is for the country, tax payers and especially the poor? He was the head of Interpol! In the old days it was called treason - punished by death in front of a firing squad.

      Mark - 2012-03-06 18:28

      As a kidney transplant recipient, I have to agree with you Zelda. This does not excuse Selebi's behaviour, but this disease, combined with his diabetes and age cannot have a good outcome. I hate what this man has done and the political culture that allowed his criminal actions so easily, but send him home.

      Lacrimose - 2012-03-07 02:33

      @Zelda And you have no idea how insidious and pervasive corruption is. How draining it is on the psyche of the people (and their money), how quickly it spreads and kills the whole organism of a stable, safe, honourable society. The malaise that Selebi was a part of, hurt and killed people. His physical illness is not our concern. The damage he did to the country, to safety and security we shall all be feeling long after he has gone.

      Boer - 2012-03-07 06:36

      Put him on life support and get Agliotti to pull the plug. glug glug glug

      jackie.m.dickson - 2012-07-20 12:06 your sister a criminal? Did she go to jail for bribery - being in a position of power? He was supposed to be an example to the police force and the whole country. I understand about kidney failure and its horrible. I really hope your sister keeps well and stays infection free. But this low life should be in prison...sick or not.

  • Koos - 2012-03-06 16:29

    Wonder how much you could get if he was sold as muti and what would he be the cure for? Maybe the cure for some golf ailment?

  • Gerhard - 2012-03-06 16:43

    Selebi as the head of Interpol should die in shame. NO MERCY! A dark spot on SA.

  • Marius - 2012-03-06 16:53

    There is a complication with the complication......

  • markus.botha - 2012-03-06 16:59

    What a sissy. Take going to jail like a man. You played your cards, now take responsibility for your actions. And to all commentors who believe that he is really sick. Go have your heads examined!

      Pharaoh Malope - 2012-03-06 19:47

      Getting in and out of hospital is costing you as tax payer money could have been used more effectively. Jackie criminal conduct should not be condoned but a diversion I believe was gonna serve justice in a smart way opposed to criminal proceedings. After all correctional services facilities are meant to correct misconduct. What are you aiming to correct by sentencing the old man to serve 15 in such institution? Note that Jackie is no threat to society if not holding public position so why waste tax money to pay for his living expenses behind bars?

      Juan - 2012-03-07 02:18

      I think you have a good point about the tax payers money wasted. Send him to the gallows, problem solved....

  • Geoff - 2012-03-06 20:13

    Unfortunately Selebi will always be doubted. After the Shaikh debacle a precedent has been set for the favoured ones, while the rest of the public have to abide by the law. There has to be one set of rules for all. Compare this case with that of Derby Lewis...and others for that matter. Lets have fair play and the same treatment for all. Maybe that's too much to expect.

  • Andre - 2012-03-06 20:41

    The question is, if he had been acquitted, what would his state of health have been?

      John - 2012-03-07 07:23

      What kidney problem? Who's got the keys to the cookie jar.

  • Warwick - 2012-03-07 08:45

    Must have got a bit moeg playing golf with Shabby boy and drinking the night away with his pal Glenn, finish and klaar.

  • diebaba.mmotla - 2012-03-07 09:10

    Let the guy ask uncle Rob and he will post the medication by courier, u deserve it after stealing at your age, don't forget your supper tonight with your comrade in jail tonight

  • non-believer - 2012-05-31 09:00

    hell awaits this servant of Satan, the betrayer of the masses, the worshipper of the glorious buck

  • jackie.m.dickson - 2012-07-20 11:56

    No ways!! This is ridiculous! Is he joining Shabby for golf!! What BS

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