Selebi out of hospital, back in prison

2012-02-18 11:12

Cape Town - Former police commissioner Jackie Selebi was discharged from hospital this week and transferred to the Pretoria Central Prison, according to a report on Saturday.

The Weekend Argus newspaper reported that Selebi was moved from the nephrology unit at Steve Biko Academic Hospital to a cell within the prison's hospital unit.

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

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

The deputy commissioner of correctional services, Zachary Modise, said Selebi would be monitored closely by two trained nurses.

Selebi had also been trained to administer his own treatment. He suffered from diabetes and kidney disease.

  • Bomb - 2012-02-18 11:16

    Back in ICU in two days. Funny how he was healthy up until the day his appeal failed.

      Mr Kcopah - 2012-02-18 11:31

      haha..Madiba: from Prisoner to President and Selebi: from Cop to Convict..

      Anthony - 2012-02-18 11:33

      He took a R162 000 bribe !!! That's R162 000 too much !!!! He should have been fired....which he was!! He should have been charged....which he was!! He should have been convicted....which he was!! He should have been send to jail...which he was!! He should have fallen from grace...which he was!! Now this man, who probably lost everthing he ever worked for, is old and sick!!! Now it is time, TO LET HIM GO !!!!!

      Vusi - 2012-02-18 11:58

      @Anthony. The man was involved and aiding and abetting a Drug Lord. It could have been your children getting drugs from Agliotti. To make matters worse, he was head of Interpol at the time. Don't you think he shamed us as a country? What does age have to do with committing criminal acts?

      Anthony - 2012-02-18 12:09

      @Vusi, Strange that this "DRUG LORD" has never spend one day in jail !!!!!

      Vusi - 2012-02-18 12:16

      @Anthony. On that score I fully agree with you. Agliotti should be in jail as well if not executed if only we had the death penalty. He is a psychopath!

      Gerhard - 2012-02-18 12:22

      Did you know that Selebi never had any training as a policeman? A totally political appointment. And so it is with the rest of the country under ANC misrule.

      Wouter - 2012-02-18 12:23

      @Anthony - Agliotti was given immunity against prosecution to help the state's case against Selebi. Granted this wasn't ideal, however Selebi was doing the most damage in his position and was the greater of two evils. Selebi is now in jail where he belongs. Hopefully Agliotti will slip up and follow suit. But all things considered, justice has been done.

      Hermann - 2012-02-18 12:31

      @Anthony. I agree with you and the same re Joost vd Westhuysen. They paid their respective dues, now let us leave them alone.

      Scouter - 2012-02-18 12:37

      @Anthony - if I thought you had two brain cells that were somewhat lonely, I would comment. Sadly, I rather think there is only one surviving in the wasteland.

      Anthony - 2012-02-18 12:49

      @Scouter, Sir, I was a bit puzzled with your comment, but than I had a look at your fb photo..............I take it its you sitting on that horse!! Ok, now I understand!! You have a good day!!

      Scouter - 2012-02-18 13:28

      @Anthony - and you Sir, clearly dropped out the back of my prestigious mount.

      Anthony - 2012-02-18 14:25

      @ ANTHONY let him go!!!!!!......WHY?

      Anthony - 2012-02-18 14:33

      @Anthony, Cause I think this man is being made a scapegoat, for whatever is wrong in this country. And a further problem I have with this man being in jail, is that it takes two to tango, and the one who bribed him , continues to live the high life!!!!!!!

      Scouter - 2012-02-18 14:41

      @Anthony 'No, that was you falling off your own horse !!!!' And just how long did it take you and your equally thick-headed mates to come up with that one? A very hackneyed response, I have to say.

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-02-18 14:47

      @Anthony where?

      Tony - 2012-02-18 19:39

      Let him rot in jail. Vusi makes the right point - could have been our kids affected by the drugs, and Selebi couldn't give a hoot.

      Bluemast - 2012-02-19 00:23

      @Gerard - just about the whole government are in the same position, that's why no one knows their job - They do not understand the mechanics of their jobs and therefore cannot make the right decisions at the best of times!

      Warren - 2012-02-19 20:12

      @ Anthony: Funny how you forgot the most important point. He should have said he was sorry...which he has NOT!!

  • Shaun Robinson - 2012-02-18 11:17

    Well done Special Assignment!!!

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-18 19:27

      Off the rails now.. but let this be a warning to Mal-emmer and his cronies. What goes around, comes around.. watch this space when he goes the same way.

  • Sharon - 2012-02-18 11:18

    I am so disappointed in Jackie Selebi. When he was made police commissioner, I thought, now here is a fellow who will make a real difference to the crime in our country. Shows how wrong I can be!!

      Sharon - 2012-02-18 11:20

      I have since learned to seriously lower my expectations!

      Danie - 2012-02-18 11:45

      He was sickly and unfit to hold this position. The post requires energy in order for the person to do his job!

      Martin - 2012-02-18 12:11

      He did make a difference to crime in the country, he signed up as a criminal.

      Scouter - 2012-02-18 12:49

      How the ignorant can be used.

      Bluemast - 2012-02-19 00:43

      @Daniel - I agree - I find it strange how fit his state of mind was when he took the money with total disregard to the consequences drugs have on any community, not to mention our kids!

      Bluemast - 2012-02-19 00:45

      Sorry - "Danie"

  • AyGeewils - 2012-02-18 11:21

    And so he should be - and the rest of the thieving mob - I hope for the day they can all be tried and locked up where they belong - behind bars!

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-18 19:34

      Just wondering if obesity will qualify Malema for "To ill to do time", but say that, I'm sure they will find some reason to let him off. I have regained some faith in the Admin of Correctional Services for doing the right thing for once.

  • William - 2012-02-18 11:33

    ABOUT TIME!!! You can Fool some of the People some of the time But you cant Fool all of the People all of the time!!!!

      Jacqui - 2012-02-18 11:36

      Well the government is doing a great job in fooling us all.

      Scouter - 2012-02-18 12:56

      And to think, Abe got a bullet for uttering such a truth.

  • Jacqui - 2012-02-18 11:34

    Ag never mind, he'll be back in a few days.

      Scouter - 2012-02-18 12:58

      Back to the lifestyle of the Rich & Famous, no doubt.

  • Shirley - 2012-02-18 11:35

    From deaths door to a cell door!He will be back in a week or two. Probably got news that some of the money he stashed hasnt been discovered so thought its still worth it to hang around!

      Scouter - 2012-02-18 13:00

      I love your use of the term 'hang', Shirley.

      Shirley - 2012-02-18 13:11

      Scouter: Has a nice ring to it dont you think?

      Scouter - 2012-02-18 14:35

      Suspended sentences are not such a bad thing, after all.

  • Comrade - 2012-02-18 11:38

    Dying - Terminall Ill - Intensive care - Recovering - Terminally Ill - Better - Back in Jail - Terminally Ill........the Lying, corruption wheeling and dealing of politicians and the legal system has been exhausted. SO NOW IT'S -------> Back to JAIL!!!

  • Jason - 2012-02-18 11:40

    Oh how the mighty fall! Hey! Selebi! keep juju's bunk warm for him.

      Scouter - 2012-02-18 13:05

      Can you just imagine what a former Police Commissioner has in store for him? There is a rough kind of justice inside and I don't envy Jackies' future.

  • ISO - 2012-02-18 11:46

    What about Shaik!!! Send him back as well!!!

      Nkosinathi - 2012-02-18 12:10

      Do not talk like that you make Shaik high blood presure to shoot dangerously badly. Shaik is an olga playing golf and seeping fine wine and smaking reporters that bother him while dring his flash cars.........this is a fun wolrd money can buy you freedom just that easy.

      Scouter - 2012-02-18 13:09

      I am still offering my 'February Special' on literacy skills.

      Marion - 2012-02-18 13:27

      @Nkosinathi... ignore the SPAG police... you keep commenting.

      Scouter - 2012-02-18 15:10

      Marion, I am only trying to mount a defence for my language. Some of us actually do take a pride in it.

      ISO - 2012-02-18 16:39

      @scouter, respect those whoso home language is not english. Can you speak Xhose or Zulu? Prick!

  • Desmond - 2012-02-18 11:48

    horaah. Next step a proper cell

  • TenRas1 - 2012-02-18 11:59

    So what must we do abt it? sick and tired of following this guy's stunt!!! Please Lock the cell and give me the Key to hide it,if u find it then unlock the cell and let him walk free....

  • Graham - 2012-02-18 12:12

    His corrupt cronies will just wait for dust to settle then they'll do the "shaik". I say 1 year tops!

  • Scouter - 2012-02-18 12:21

    Well, I guess that ploy didn't work Jackie. Back to 'Get out of Jail - Course 101' Come on now - you of all people should know something about how things work.

  • Johan - 2012-02-18 12:34

    I cannot help feeling sorry for this unfortunate character. Sure he is a criminal. But what has he to live for. 15 Jears in jail. No wonder his health is failing.Being an ex-policeman jail will be hell for him. Let him out to go die at home. many have stolen more than he did and are still free. No names mentioned!!!

      Shirley - 2012-02-18 12:39

      He did the crime now he should feel the time!

      Cracker - 2012-02-18 13:21

      Sometimes one does feel sorry for those in the same situation as Selebi. Perhaps he is a born/natural criminal. Can't really help himself. Then he gets appointed to a position which actually encourages the worst in him to come out in full force. In surroundings and circumstances ideal for that criminal side to enjoy itself. The ANC should also take some real blame. Why appoint the dishonest ones to positions that will only encourage the worst in them to come out and, to top it it all, try to defend them? Such conduct seems pretty much like aiding and abetting. But deterrence comes into it as a factor to perhaps help persuade some other similarly inclined dishonest creeps not to take it for granted that they will get off scot free. But for deterrence to work properly we urgently need certainty that you WILL be caught and swiftly end up in a prison cell if you transgress.

      JohncarlosBiza - 2012-02-18 13:41

      'many have stolen more than he did' - he didn't even steal from anyone! I agree, if he really is ill, he should rather be under house arrest.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-18 19:51

      @ Johan.. Die Blik*^m het nie 'n dag van polisie opleiding gehad nie. Ook nie 'n dag in 'n polisie uniform verskyn nie. Hy was 'n politieke aanstelling om juis om corrupsie mis te kyk. Dis te wyte aan die pers en DA dat sy k!k aan die lig gekom het. Hy verdien niemand se meegevoel nie

  • Marion - 2012-02-18 12:36

    Jackie is now 62. Not too old to go to jail. But I doubt very much that he will serve his entire sentence. I don't think anyone's lying about how ill he is. Diabetes and kidney disease are easily confirmed and are both life threatening if not controlled properly. On the other hand, it is very easy to control blood pressure. My husband and I both have high blood pressure and consider it a nuisance, not a death sentence.

  • Donna - 2012-02-18 13:03

    Bliss................. pity ol' Shaiks cant join him and share a cell.

  • Patsy - 2012-02-18 13:16

    I wonder how long he'll be in prison before the next 'reason'to getb him out???

  • Rebaone - 2012-02-18 13:31

    Where does this sickness comes from as he was healthy before we discovered that he was corrupt? Maybe he does not want to be at jail but that is where he will end up in the end and if i was him i wouldjust start my sentence now so that i could finish soon.

  • Dennis - 2012-02-18 13:44

    All I want for this convicted criminal is proper jail time !! Pappa wag vir jou !!

  • Sarel Brits - 2012-02-18 13:53

    He got sick, somebody told him jails a real pain in the ass. Finish and kla

  • solverman - 2012-02-18 14:16

    I do honestly believe that Selebi is genuinely ill, and needed all his medical bills taken care of, and we as tax payers have provided that for him.... Now that is up and healthy, who should be out on the golf course Schabir Shaik for a four ball in no time soon.

  • Brendon Alberts - 2012-02-18 14:35

    Keep juju's bunk warm

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-02-18 14:52

    dunno why I always remember things people said...some of Selebi's famous last words were....I will never be arrested. one often should just shaddup

  • Tokoloshe - 2012-02-18 16:08

    Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to talking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young - Sigmund Freud

      Tokoloshe - 2012-02-18 16:14

      Convicted Criminal + Illness = VIP Treatment = Parole = Schaik + Selebi

  • Enlightened - 2012-02-18 16:36

    Please post the key to his cell to Antarctica for safe keeping. I'm curious to see what his next "strategy" will be. Unless he has truly upset the corrupt doings of someone important, he's sure to be out soon.

  • Enlightened - 2012-02-18 16:43

    Anthony. I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic but if you're not, you're a danger to society and perhaps should join Jackie as you seem to condone crime. You forgot to include the victims of serious crime during his tenure. I don't care about excuses, crime prevention was his job end of story. If I don't do mine, I'll be sacked and it wont take four years or whatever. If on the other hand, you are straight forward, I'll agree, cease all treatment and "let him go" As from now, he is going to be a financial burden on society. He always has been but now it's official.

  • Enlightened - 2012-02-18 16:46

    VEGI. Because he's a criminal

  • Grant - 2012-02-18 17:57

    It's taken 2 months to renovate Selebi's accomodation at the hospital complex. Apparently the only thing it lacks is a sea view ;-) He won't serve anywhere near his 15 years. I'll not be surprised if he's out in a year. Some commentators here say he must be sick but I say many docters will give any diagnosis if they're paid enough. Take Shaik's docter : he left the prison service and found the money to start up his own practice. To the trolls like Vegi who say Selebi is old and sick and should be released, i ask, what about Clive Derby-Lewis? He only killed one man, how many people died as a result of the drugs Selebi was involved in? Does being old and sick enabble a person to commit a crime and not do the time?

      snkambule - 2012-05-01 03:59

      its all clear in our eyes that when you known in This Country you wil be given special Treatment even to the law. No! We all equal let them serve they years in in prison as I Would if I was was not obeying the law

      snkambule - 2012-05-01 04:01

      its all clear in our eyes that when you known in This Country you wil be given special Treatment even to the law. No! We all equal let them serve they years in \r\n prison as I Would if I was not obeying the law

  • Matty - 2012-02-18 18:52

    I think this just made my day :)

  • Fanie - 2012-02-18 19:08

    Ja, let the bastard rot in jail.

      John - 2012-02-19 04:18

      Let the $astard expire in jail already, save us a $hit load of hospital bills.

  • Fanie - 2012-02-18 19:12

    selebi who?

  • TawwaTienie - 2012-02-18 21:59

    He stays a criminal, yes he is old and sick, he will not be the only one, what about the others? "That man has got to go to prison for the 150 000 people who were murdered in the nine years when he was police chief, for the 500 000 women who were raped and for the two million people who were robbed."

  • Ryan - 2012-02-18 23:29

    Two successive POLICE CHIEFS involved in CRIME! WELL DONE cANCer WELL DONE!

  • Bluemast - 2012-02-19 00:13

    Sit Bubu, sit! :-)

  • Simphiwe - 2012-02-19 12:05

    This sounds like good music in my ears,let Selebi rot in jail.

  • Alfred - 2012-02-19 12:32

    Should he not be allowed to spend his "last days" at home, like that other guy?

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