Selebi costs yet to be determined - Phiyega

2014-07-21 22:30

Cape Town - The process to determine how much fraud-convicted former police chief Jackie Selebi owed the taxpayer in legal bills was at an "advanced" stage, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said on Monday.

Phiyega was responding to a statement by the Freedom Front Plus during the police budget vote in Parliament.

The party's Pieter Groenewald said it would be submitting a complaint to the public protector regarding Selebi's outstanding debt.

Phiyega said the determination of how much Selebi owed the state is a complex one.

"First, we had to determine the... total costs of that entire action of which a more in depth assessment needed to be made because the principle there is that if you win your case, costs are defrayed and most of you are aware that it’s been a mixed bag.

"There are areas where there's been winning. There's areas where there's been losses, so that process took some time," Phiyega said.

"Once that is done, you then need to allow the lawyers of the person in question... to respond to what is represented before them."

The matter would then be referred to Phiyega for a decision.

"I can say to you that matter is very advanced. We shall in the near future make that decision."

Selebi was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2010 for taking bribes from drug dealer Glen Agliotti.

He was released on medical parole in 2012 after he was diagnosed with kidney failure, hypertension and diabetes.

  • Blackandwhite WhiteandBlack - 2014-07-21 22:44

    As if he is going to pay anything back, Zoomer has his back and he will look after his cronies. He hasn't even done much time. Maybe I should become a crim. Seems like if you get caught, just get a Dr's note from some scaly back alley or maybe buy one online and its sorted. You a free man and prison won't see you again. Sounds like a great deal to me?

      Michael Kleber - 2014-07-22 08:04

      This selebi has blood on his hands how many people did these criminals kill while selebi protected them , he is a disgrace to society

      Bobby Jaan - 2014-07-22 10:13

      and sadly, no one in the zanc cares about the public protector. even the public protector CANT protect us from this rubbish we can a government!!

      Godfrey Welman - 2014-07-22 11:02

      4 years and counting. Will interest added, just for the fun of the exercise as we know Selebi will not pay.

      NoneOfYourBusiness - 2014-07-22 11:06

      Hahaha what a joke! Who can honestly take these jokers seriously? This country's "law enforcement" has become a complete farce! Zuma's henchmen.

      NoneOfYourBusiness - 2014-07-22 11:23

      100% correct, ANC openly promote corruption. They are not even ashamed, they defend their scaly ways tooth and nail, and then they try spin it like they are victims. Zuma's legacy will be one of lies, theft, rape and corruption.

      Ann Murray - 2014-07-22 11:28

      Good grief - how long after the event? Shameless entitlement!

      Fanie Kuhn - 2014-07-22 13:40

      My father in law ran a private security outfit at OR Tambo about 10 years ago. Selebi spent most of his working days at the airport????? and strangely didn't want interference in certain areas???? On an unrelated note, I seem to remember that Agliotti "The Landlord" was at one stage investigated for massive drug trafficking.

      Jeff Rich Horn - 2015-01-23 21:52

      She dissembles with a straight face. What nonsense.

  • Themba Dhlomo - 2014-07-21 22:57

    more than four years still analysing one transaction...hire a charted accountant and get this thing done with because its clear there are no accountants in SAPS and legal aid board...i think Phiyega boasted theres a firepool in nkandla and gave us all the gory details of how it will be used whn theres fire at nkandla before the public protector finalised the fire that spared us the firepool hogwash and revealed the truth and now she is busy broken down selebis legal bill...i so miss bheki cele because he stuck to what he knew best

  • Frank Jordaan - 2014-07-21 23:21

    How the h#ll does it take almost 5 years to add up this guy's legal bills? My experience with attoreys is that your bill is precented almost immediately for payment.I smell another Nkanla rat!

  • Jerry Hattrick - 2014-07-21 23:30

    It looks like he will be long gone before the total debt is calculated.

  • Dragonfly - 2014-07-21 23:47

    And "Ugh Ugh I am a b@boon" comes to mind!! Make up your mind you useless twit!! He si a cheater and a scheming thief!! How difficult can it be?? Oh, I forgot, we have to keep them on the payroll...

  • Lauren MacLeod - 2014-07-22 00:49

    Blah, blah, blah and bugger all said.

  • Hennie Bezuidenhout - 2014-07-22 01:24

    SA will be a wealthy country if ALL government officials pay back what they owe, and ill be in an advanced state of decomposition when that happens....

  • Stuart Shaw - 2014-07-22 04:27

    Bollocks....Like the drunk judge he will still be drawing a salary!

  • miles.adriaanse - 2014-07-22 04:45

    Why can't they do the same for Clive Derby Lewis give him a medical parole,he is an old man what could he possibly do to society, Shabir Shaik was at deaths door but is so much alive it's a joke,Selebi is seen galavanting in his sports car, where is the moral justice in this country

      Paige Turner - 2014-07-22 15:59

      ... and how many people did Hani kill? And how many deaths was he complicit in, considering he was chief of staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the ANC. ... "When dissident ANC members, who were being held in detention camps in Angola, mutinied against their harsh treatment in 1983–4, Hani played a key role in the uprisings' suppression – although he denied any involvement in the subsequent torture and murders" ... So let's have some balance in the CliveDerby Lewis vs Hani debate.

      Jeff Rich Horn - 2015-01-23 21:50

      Ja but he is white. So no go.

  • Willem Proost - 2014-07-22 04:55

    All calls to 009234 will cost you plenty SCAM SCAM SCAM

  • Gerhard Robin Borcherds - 2014-07-22 05:13

    Thats 'cos the SAPF cant yet determine how many more years of subs to Durban Country Club the taxpayer still has to subsidise Selebi for. Same goes for Shaik and the team of docs who gave them medical parole after they supersized on enough pizza and coffee at the hospital canteen to give anyone Hypertension and Diabetes

  • Archie Dempster - 2014-07-22 06:12

    You would think that this should have been an on going total from day one not trying to assess it now

      John Stoltz - 2014-07-22 06:40

      Archie, this 9is typical from the ANC Gov,....lies, lies and more lies!!

  • John Stoltz - 2014-07-22 06:40

    There is no way that this person has kidney failure or is going to pay back a single cent to the State!! JZ's cronies are well protected and above the law!! So much for the RSA judicial system!!

  • arthur.salvado - 2014-07-22 07:41

    Bollocks. Nothing will be done. In 15 years time they'll claim that they are just waiting for one more clarification and that it will all be sorted our soon ..... 2079

  • Andrew Mackie - 2014-07-22 07:48

    No wonder our SAPS is in mess, some 4 years after Selebi convicted do not know the costs of his legal fees!! Do they know what day it is on a Tuesday?

  • David Groenewald - 2014-07-22 08:30

    Its not complicated! They are trying to hide it.

  • Liz Rudy - 2014-07-22 09:54

    Last I read Selebi's trial cost the tax payer close to 17 million rand. No hope of ever recovering that money again. Typically ANC, he gets medical parole to enjoy golf with Shabir Schaik. We should actually ask scientists to observe Shaik, its a bloody miracle that someone terminal like him has lived so long. Then again, they say cockroaches can withstand radiation..

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2014-07-22 11:18

    There won't be a decision in the near future as we hope you'll all forget about it and just go away.

  • William Lebotschy - 2015-01-23 12:25

    What a joke.. I suppose the SARS person working on this will be suspended if he ever finishes the job.

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