Selebi hospital mystery persists

2012-07-30 16:47

Johannesburg -There was no explanation on Monday for paroled former police commissioner Jackie Selebi's failure to arrive for dialysis treatment for a week.

Correctional services department officials directed all questions about Selebi's health to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital.

The hospital's chief executive Dr Ernest Kenoshi could not be reached for comment.

According to The New Age newspaper, Selebi received treatment at the hospital last Monday. His kidney condition requires that he undergo dialysis every two days.

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

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

Gauteng health spokesperson Simon Zwane said Selebi 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 owed 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 New Age, it was possible that Selebi was using his police medical aid to have dialysis at another health facility.

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-30 16:52

    Yes, it's a mystery why this criminal is still in hospital and not back in prison!!!

      carla.vittori3 - 2012-07-30 17:18

      Well Charles to be fair its not so much a mystery... Its a well-known ANC secret that cadres get given a "get out of jail free" card when they join.

  • wesley.nel.5 - 2012-07-30 16:57

    It is because he is on holiday in Durban

  • luvo.luvos - 2012-07-30 16:57

    Is the prison hospital the ony facility to offer dialysis?? Bet they planted a couple of goofy journalists at the centre to check whether ol' Jackie was gonna show up. Newsflash, he went somewhere else more comfortable!!!

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-07-30 16:57

    To busy practicing his Golf swing, to be bothered with hospitals.

  • azande.futhi - 2012-07-30 16:59

    I know where he is. Check the Sun City Golf course, you will see him and plenty of Blue Label empty bottles scattered around.

  • bretton.eveleigh - 2012-07-30 17:01

    Another case of Selebi-Shaik syndrome... it may kill you, but your golf game will certainly improve!

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-30 17:01

    No mystery at all. What do you mean mystery? We all know how this ANC trick works.

  • danny.levin.351 - 2012-07-30 17:03

    It is obvious that the treatment he had so far was actually unnecessary (if the Dyalisys was really performed) and there was nothing wrong with him other than being a filthy criminal. if that is really the case then the doctors who "treated" him and those who testified regarding his "illnesss" must be charged and their licences revoked. There is no surprises here, the ANC is known for siding up with convicted criminals (Boesak, Mc Bride, Yengeni, Shaik just to name a few)

  • ajgreis - 2012-07-30 17:07

    Few drinks put those kidneys running like knew. Why he needs dialysis if is out of jail?

  • richard.zanner - 2012-07-30 17:08

    Well like Shaik it is known that the media will make a fuss of it for a while and as long as they keep silent on it and pretend not to know what he is doing eventually it will also go away and be swept under that huge carpet of corruption. Probably did not even need the treatment every two days but hospital was better than jail. Remember how he was fine till the judgment then he collapsed at his home and had renal failure since then. Had the judgment not gone against him he never would have collapsed to start with. So he has missed a few golf cessions for his crime against his own people. Off course when you say this and you have a white face then you are a racist. The masses of black people are not a danger to this system as they are kept uneducated.

  • Anthea - 2012-07-30 17:09

    Because having dialysis when you have fake-a-litis is very bad for you.

  • colin.ashby.35 - 2012-07-30 17:12

    there is no mystery. and there is an explanation. nothing is wrong with the big crook. he is living it up at home

  • Jaffea Joe - 2012-07-30 17:13

    The honorable Dr Selebi is very old and sickly, I'm not sure what type of person would want an old man to suffer in prison, he is not a hardened criminal for crying out loud, he's not a danger to anyone in the outside world. It's not like he killed someone, he was busted trying to wet his beak a bit and has already paid a lot (embarrassment, financial, health etc..). Plus he deserves he's freedom, because he spent years risking his life for us, from the Suppressing Regime of the afrikaaner oppression driven government.

      john.mcguinness.9465 - 2012-07-30 17:21

      Oh sorry. Lets give him a pay rise as well.

      eugene.prinsloo - 2012-07-30 17:25

      HONORABLE? Are you thick? He is a convicted criminal like any other murdered and rapist. Crime is crime. Its mentality like yours that have voted criminals into government like Mandela and Zuma and all the others.\r\nThey are all wetting their beeks at the expense of the poor and you find it ok. As long as \the people\ are to stupid to think for themselves they will keep supporting the communist brainwashed comrades.

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-07-30 18:03

      Com'on Jaffea. Honorable, old, sickly,not a hardened criminial,not a danger, deserves his freedom? Read what you wrote - now I would like to correct you..... Thief, healthy, liar, criminal, oppressor of poor people. Your man is part of the new regime of oppressors my friend.

      keith.staniford - 2012-07-30 18:14

      @ Jaffea Joe Dr of what? Criminology? You poor brainwashed little individual.

      christoffel.nel - 2012-07-30 18:43

      Drug dealer. Drugs dont kill people. Murderer!

      boipelo.mmekwa - 2012-08-01 22:22

      @Eugene criminals like who Mandela????? and what crime did he commit may I ask? refusing to bow down at a white man and jump at every bread crumbs you guys threw at a black person,you just like the piece of trash ET was but why am I surprised, u guys share the same name and comments like yours are the reason the CANCER will remain in power for the next 100 years.You just as stupid as the people who vote for it

  • dave.leverton - 2012-07-30 17:26

    'His kidney condition requires that he undergo dialysis every two days.' He must be getting better - last week it was three times a day.

      Silindile Mabaso - 2012-07-30 17:52

      omg! thats spot on! it was 3 times a day before :O

  • giftlucky.hliziyo - 2012-07-30 17:29

    Go Selebi go!Viva wena,we support you..

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-07-30 18:05

      You are right you support him (and your goverment) by paying for all their riches while the poor is just getting poorer. NO difference between oppression of old and new regime. Actually their is one difference, the one was white and you did not vote them in - the other is black and you voted them in. Hell, I would rather be oppressed by force than by choice!!!

  • lizelle.grobbelaarvanzyl - 2012-07-30 17:29

    Mystery? No mystery here! he got \free lunch\ and the tax payer is paying the bill! He should go back to jail, the a..h..e!

  • hanneselsdd - 2012-07-30 17:38


  • siphiwo.maurice - 2012-07-30 17:42

    Cry, the beloved country....Dr Allan Paton, once observed.

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-07-30 17:42

    Schaik-Selebi Syndrome: a conglomerate of debilitating ailments that that suddenly spring up when a convicted felon is sent to jail. Studies conducted have pinpointed the primary risk factor (that increases the chances of being afflicted by 100%) as being a powerful, high ranking member of society with considerable influence in ANC affairs. The only known cure is being granted a medical parole and playing golf with other high-rollers away from public scrutiny while the dust settles.

  • Cesley Cooke Olivier - 2012-07-30 17:44

    how can he still have a police medical aid? he was jailed, fired....oh my word!!!

  • felican - 2012-07-30 17:47

    HIS SAP MEDICAL AID?????? Eish!!! Suspended and still able to earn benefits YEBO YES!!!!!

      Mandy Casey - 2012-07-30 17:53

      Sounds like the is a doctor that needs to be removed from the bar and a patient that belongs behind bars.

  • gerrit.volschenk - 2012-07-30 17:59

    He is a convicted fraudster but allowed to keep his medical aid?

  • charl.yssel - 2012-07-30 18:03

    Look at the photo. He looks like a man with a plan. Does he look sick?

  • Quantronium - 2012-07-30 18:04

    Whts that smell.....? \ndamn!, this reeks of corruption

  • Linda Lee Masemola - 2012-07-30 18:07

    it has nothing 2 do with race, as 4 the Boeremag wants 2 kill us, its simply corruption and that its in all races, if u have no money just know that u will rot in jail, whether u black, white, indian , coloured etc. all im saying is that he wont go back 2 jail and he wont pay that amount, so Chilex!

      keith.staniford - 2012-07-30 18:22

      Are you saying let him get away with it? Hell, no the DA will see to that, one by one these despicable low lifes will be weeded out and miraculously will fall sick overnight. But at least they will be out of the government system.

  • theo.boshoff.3 - 2012-07-30 18:09


      keith.staniford - 2012-07-30 18:23

      Love to, out of this life.

  • nico.loubser.9 - 2012-07-30 18:14

    Goeie GOD..... ek sopas n wonderwerk ""gesien""!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-07-30 18:28

      No need to be blasphemous about it buddy!

  • KennySven - 2012-07-30 18:26

    Cos he was playing golf with that other thief Shaik. Old proverb "Birds of a feather flock together" Well done cANCer

  • melt.olckers - 2012-07-30 18:30

    It is called Shaick's Syndrome. The terminal patient is usually healed by playing Golf.

  • madmax.toreturn - 2012-07-30 18:30

    SA will stay a 3rd world country for as long as @#!%* like this stay alive. The world laugh at us and our "great" justice system. In SA, the law doesnt protect the citizens, it protects criminals from being properly f***ed-up!!!

  • KennySven - 2012-07-30 18:34

    I hope the state is not wasting or using the POLICE MEDICAL AID ON THIS PIECE OF VOMIT

  • Pieter Baartman - 2012-07-30 18:49

    Selebi was never ill in the first place. It was just a scam orchestrated by the biggest mafia in the country. The cANCer.

  • valcooperRSA - 2012-07-30 19:08

    According to The New Age, it was possible that Selebi was using his police medical aid to have dialysis at another health facility. he still entitled to police medical aid.....doesn't he become a state found guilty.....get put in jail...oops excuse me conjure up an ailment and get sent home....with medical very confusing

  • jake.thesnake.3950 - 2012-07-30 21:34

    I'm getting so fed up with these guys. I fervently hope that some dude, equally fed up, will slap and punch this guy so hard that he'll be bleeding from every orifice on his head, those he was born with (including that double-barrelled snotgun he calls his nose) and the new ones appearing during the beating.

  • Jason - 2012-07-30 22:03

    Come now. Since when has making a miraculous overnight recovery been deemed a mystery?

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