Selebi collapses at home - lawyer

2011-12-02 12:16

Johannesburg - Former police commissioner Jackie Selebi collapsed and could not walk after hearing that the appeal of his corruption conviction failed, his attorney said on Friday.

"He is not doing well," said Wynanda Coetzee, who was part of the team that represented him at the trial where he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

According to eNews, an ambulance arrived at his house.

Selebi has 48 hours to report for his prison sentence after the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal on Friday.

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.

  • Simon - 2011-12-02 12:18

    a sure thing for medical parole.

      trevor.charles3 - 2011-12-02 12:25

      Ah Jackie is very sick

      tbooze - 2011-12-02 12:26

      eish somehow i feel for him and he is an old man ,that doesnt mean i condone his criminal ways

      Breedlike - 2011-12-02 12:28

      Next week he will be on the golf course with shaik

      Warmonger - 2011-12-02 12:32

      Absolutely... Just like Zuma's shakey-buddy. Give it a couple of weeks (for the storm to die down, the story to be forgotten) and we will also see Jackie spending his "last" hours on earth on the golf course...

      John - 2011-12-02 12:34

      simon all preplaned,i said it earlier all these suspesions, guilty vedicts and jail sentences right before the elections is a smoke screen,they think the public are bigger poepals than juju's supporters.

      Vicker - 2011-12-02 12:40

      Quick - rush him to Shabir's Golf Club - it has excellent healing powers...

      David - 2011-12-02 12:41

      He's got that shaiky feeling!

      Wes - 2011-12-02 12:45

      Strange he didn't collapse when he took the money

      Yar - 2011-12-02 12:58

      You know, if you are going to be sick or die, prison is as good a place as any. Time for a lock up.

      Penny-wise - 2011-12-02 13:07

      I wonder if he had a Shab Sheik before he collapsed?

      Kobus - 2011-12-02 13:22

      Dr Wouter Basson to the rescue please!

      Danny - 2011-12-02 13:37

      He is now " finish-and-klaar" LoL

      Penny-wise - 2011-12-02 13:42

      Sheik, Rattle, and Parole.

      Juan - 2011-12-02 13:43

      He must report immediately to Shabir Shaik for 18 holes.

      Dudleygbu - 2011-12-02 13:48

      lest we forget...our beloved president zuma is also corrupt, he just managed to wiggle out of it somehow, yet his crime buddy shaik go nailed. For all intents, Zuma should also be in jail.....

      Brad - 2011-12-02 13:53

      He'll Shaik this sentence off real quick.

      mother - 2011-12-02 14:39

      Very clever move, I hope he can play golf

  • Kai - 2011-12-02 12:19

    Even Stevie Wonder saw that coming.

      Snoopsy - 2011-12-02 13:10


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      H - 2011-12-02 13:33

      My keyboard.... you owe me! :)

  • Molatelo - 2011-12-02 12:19

    Why am I not suprised? He's pulling a Shaik on us.

      DuToitCoetzee - 2011-12-02 12:54

      No man. His legs was not "Shaiky". They were

  • Lulama - 2011-12-02 12:20

    he still needs to go to jail

      DuToitCoetzee - 2011-12-02 12:57

      Nope. These days you need to be fit and healthy to go to jail. Maybe they will 1st treat him and make sure he is 100% with a good golf rating before sending him off. ;)

  • Nick - 2011-12-02 12:20

      NeoAcheron - 2011-12-02 13:39

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  • marcus.daily3 - 2011-12-02 12:20

    "Stop, drop and roll like a puppy dude" Shaik on the phone just before Selebi collapsed.

  • Jacques - 2011-12-02 12:21

    Sounds like he ahs the Shaik's

  • antoinette.jordaan - 2011-12-02 12:21

    Shock-a-litus? Wow, he doesn't even make it INTO jail before throwing the medical card down.

  • lindaawhelan - 2011-12-02 12:21

    Sounds like a bad case of Shaikitis - call the corrupt doctors immediately!

      Wes - 2011-12-02 12:41

      Call Michale Jackson's Doctor

      Yar - 2011-12-02 13:03

      Good one Wes. Dr Conrad Murray is already in prison, he is there to help Selebi sleeeee........p

  • Trevor - 2011-12-02 12:21

    Use the ambulance to take him to the prison

      Stephen - 2011-12-02 12:57

      Yes! haha

  • Falcovrod - 2011-12-02 12:22

    just another way of jumping his jail sentence.......

  • bafana.skosana - 2011-12-02 12:23

    Dont worry Selebi you won't spend a year in jail, you will be out quick.

      Warmonger - 2011-12-02 12:34

      Yip, the corrupt filth running this country [into the groud] looks after their own... I'll give it even less, maybe 5 to 6 months..?

      Phillys - 2011-12-02 13:28

      hahaha, Mr "gentle passage". software developer my arse!!!! you still haven't even invented the wheel!!!! your corrupt cANCer buddy Selebi will not have a "gentle passage" once his Wyfie in prison has done with him!!!!

  • Louis - 2011-12-02 12:24

    Saw this one coming. He didn't even wait to go to jail...

  • Deon - 2011-12-02 12:24

    Take him to the jail's hospital.

  • Bokfan - 2011-12-02 12:24

    Shame. He suddenly got all shaiky on hearing the bad news.

  • Jerhone - 2011-12-02 12:25

    hope he collapsed on his arrogant face the thief

  • tbooze - 2011-12-02 12:25

    eish somehow i feel for him and he is an old man ,that doesnt mean i condone his criminal ways

      Omnivore - 2011-12-02 12:29

      He felt nothing for you when, instead of helping to fight crime, he spent his time doing favours for thugs for some extra small change.

      muhammed.abad - 2011-12-02 14:49

      Well, he wasn't too old to commit the crime. Now he must do the time.

  • Wimpie.Haefele - 2011-12-02 12:25

    Start of medical parole

  • Theresa - 2011-12-02 12:25

    Don't jails have medical facilities?

  • Cuthbert - 2011-12-02 12:25

    Pliz get well soon JS. The sooner you start serving your sentence, the less we remember of your sins. Will ask one criminal I know to keep the bed warm for you.

  • Elsie - 2011-12-02 12:25

    trying to kill time at hospital, then follow medical parole

  • Machiavelli - 2011-12-02 12:25

    Cele is next!!!!!

      Jerhone - 2011-12-02 12:57

      imagine when Cele goes to jail and they're both in the shower, Selebi to Cele "i'll offer you a bribe if you'll pick up the soap" Cele to Selebi no i'll offer YOU a bribe if YOU pick up the soap because you are not a healthy man and too much action will make you collapse, then i'll just take advantage of you, i may be many things but i'm still a gentleman.

      Zena - 2011-12-02 13:25

      hopefully they can start their own police force behind bars......

      Anthony - 2011-12-02 13:37

      @Zena and zuma can be top cop.

      hilette - 2011-12-02 13:38

      one can only hope!!!!

  • Paul - 2011-12-02 12:26

    Wow - that was a quick process. Poor man.

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2011-12-02 12:27

    Medical parole coming up. Sheik needs a golf partner .

  • Omnivore - 2011-12-02 12:27

    A cowardly, pathetic individual if ever there was one. Imagine being given the job to head the police in this crime-ridden country and then accepting money from drug dealers and murderers. And it wasn't even that much money. What an epic failure as a human being.

      Stephen - 2011-12-02 12:34

      Spot on, a disgrace to his country.

      Marc - 2011-12-02 12:41

      @ Omnivore: Yes, and not only in this country - remember he was also head of Interpol! Wonder how much he was bribed by international dealers and murderers? Hope the world takes note that this is the typical kind of politician in SA!

      Jerhone - 2011-12-02 13:08

      a poem by kharma Lets us pray theres no option of parole and that all the inmates get to know his hole what he did should never ever be excused untill he cries touches his bum and feels misused the same goes to all of you who's fingers are so long because soon you'll all be singing the same old prison song (OUCH)

  • Cymon Sindane - 2011-12-02 12:27

    Dat was expcted of him next he wil b diagnosed wit a terminal illness den expctd to do his time at home,we have heard it with these fat cats,he must just go to jail and be punished for his crimes....

  • Johann - 2011-12-02 12:28

    Shaik - I think we should synchronize our gholf days. I have much time and enough cash available.

  • Peter - 2011-12-02 12:28

    Is it a case of Shabir Selebi? Hope he can play golf and beat up press reporters!

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  • Mashudu - 2011-12-02 12:28

    lmao,this is distracting tactics by Selebi.

  • Rohin - 2011-12-02 12:29

    He sure didn't waste any time did he.

  • shauncro - 2011-12-02 12:30

    And so the medical parole begins!

  • Stephen - 2011-12-02 12:31

    No Chummies are going to jail, they are going to hospital for a few months, then home. What a Joke Justice system we have.

  • Darryl - 2011-12-02 12:32

    Just send him to the jail hospital. He is a criminal and thats where he must go. It amazing how tough they all act but as soon as they get found guilty and sent to jail they become like little babies. You did the crime Selebi now take you punishment like a man.

  • Thelma - 2011-12-02 12:32

    Another medical parole case......

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  • Heather - 2011-12-02 12:33

    Pulling a Shaik if you ask me.

      Sharon - 2011-12-02 12:57


  • Ngqabutho - 2011-12-02 12:33

    Obvious faking the whole thing to avoid prison

      Wes - 2011-12-02 12:49

      Well he is good at faking he faked his job as PC and head of interpol

  • The-third - 2011-12-02 12:34

    do me a favour.

  • Laurie Grobler - 2011-12-02 12:35

    Haha lol allready sick

  • Oceanh - 2011-12-02 12:35

    LOL, what a joke!

  • Willie - 2011-12-02 12:35

    Jackie"s Monopoly rules.....don't go to jail, pass go and collect your R200

  • Beverly - 2011-12-02 12:35

    Jackie "shaik" Selebi!!!!!!!1

  • David - 2011-12-02 12:35

    all the comments but remember he was head of the cops do yoy reallythink they won't help him while he is in jail. he will promise them the things he and his contacts can do for them with the help of all?

  • spookoctopus - 2011-12-02 12:36

    Here we go again - Shaik set the pattern as the perfect role model for not serving a sentence.

  • Irene - 2011-12-02 12:37

    Aaah, does it really matter what happens to Selebi. Given time, with the prevention of access to government information no-one will know if he is on the golf course or in jail. How nicely it all comes together for all the corrupt!

  • chief.brian.mahlangu - 2011-12-02 12:38

    sounds like a Shaik, get sick and get paroled

  • Afrikopite - 2011-12-02 12:38

    I bet Selebi wont spend a single day in jail

  • Ronnie - 2011-12-02 12:38

    what a load of bullsh*t