Selebi hasn't reported for treatment - report

2012-07-30 07:42

Johannesburg - Paroled former police chief Jackie Selebi has not reported for dialysis treatment at Steve Biko Academic Hospital for a week, according to a report on Monday.

The New Age quoted unnamed sources as saying Selebi, whose kidney condition requires that he undergoes dialysis every two days, last had treatment at the hospital last Monday.

The newspaper phoned Selebi's house and an unnamed woman said Selebi was recovering at home, but could not say whether he had found another medical facility for his treatment.

Selebi was granted medical parole two weeks ago and was now under house arrest. He was convicted of corruption in 2010 and was later sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Last week, there was speculation that Selebi could have "jumped" the dialysis waiting list of about 80 patients.

Gauteng health spokesperson Simon Zwane said Selebi had not jumped the queue and had not received preferential treatment.

"The decision to provide treatment was not taken on political grounds but by his doctor on medical grounds after they assessed his medical condition."

Democratic Alliance spokesperson James Selfe said it was unlikely Selebi could afford to keep a dialysis machine in his home for the treatment, in view of the fact that he owes the state R17m in legal fees.

"I don't think it will be possible for him to get the treatment at home, since the dialysis machines they use are expensive."

According to the report, it was possible that Selebi was using his police medical aid to have dialysis at another health facility.

  • Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-07-30 07:51

    Jumped the queue and now not doing the treatment. Put the fu€|

  • Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-07-30 07:55

    He is probably playing golf with Shabby Shaik.

  • lizelle.grobbelaarvanzyl - 2012-07-30 07:58

    GOOD! Now people who are really sick can get treatment! Hope that useless waste of oxygen gets struck by lightning on the golf course!

  • mpho.mashego.35 - 2012-07-30 08:08

    He is on Holiday in ZUU YORK (Enkandla)

  • rankati - 2012-07-30 08:18

    He has never been sick and why should he attend the treatment?

  • tj.leeto - 2012-07-30 08:24

    I feel for the man regarding his health. The thing is unfortunately we are setting the precedent that by allowing these \high profile\ people to go home on medical grounds because for ordinary convicts the dice don't roll the same way. And now to make things worse, he spits right into our faces by not pitching for treatment. Makes one wonder how genuine the \medical reasons\ are.

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-07-30 08:27

    It's a miracle! The first human to reverse nephritis! Zoom Zoom should be beattified!

  • phumlani.veliti - 2012-07-30 08:35

    His on his first 9...hole 6 par 5 and the score is 21

  • gee.raaf - 2012-07-30 08:44

    Perfectly healthy people don't go for treatment...period!

  • Bradley Froud - 2012-07-30 09:09

    If you miss such treatment, you simply die! Hopefully the latter has happened. Filthy lying, thieving, vermin!

  • francie.potgieter - 2012-07-30 09:34

    He is better already hooooooooray, now he can start paying back the 17mil that he owes us.

  • nthambelenim - 2012-07-30 13:50

    If you supot the child making organisation ( zums

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2012-07-30 15:48

    wow what a surprise. And here we thought he was dying and in need of treatment outside of the prison walls....Told u Prison was his life threatening illness.

  • jimi.harrison.7 - 2012-07-30 22:30

    I knew it!!! I knew it!!!!

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