Selebi 'must stay alive to serve sentence'

2011-12-03 11:28

Johannesburg - Former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi should be kept alive so he can serve his entire sentence, reported the Saturday Star.

"I hope they put him on a drip and keep him alive for every day of those 15 years so that he can serve his entire sentence," said security consultant Paul O'Sullivan.

"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."

Selebi was taken to hospital after he saw on television that his appeal against his corruption conviction had failed on Friday.

He has until Sunday evening to report to Johannesburg Prison to start his 15-year sentence. O'Sullivan said he hoped Selebi would be forced into a prison in a wheelbarrow if necessary.

"This is the man who said, 'I will jump off Sandton City if I'm convicted of corruption', who waved his hands at the media and said, 'who do you think I am so cheap to be bought for R50 000?'

"He's not going to deprive South Africans from seeing justice being done," said O'Sullivan.

Selebi was also ordered to repay the legal fees he incurred as he had asked the State to assist him in carrying the cost of his legal battle.

  • Gollum - 2011-12-03 11:35

    Sounds like he's learned the hospital tactic from Shaik and the jumping off buildings from Prince Sofiso Zulu. Pity they can't learn to be honest as easily

      ryan.macdougall - 2011-12-03 15:34

      Jump , Jump , Jump , JUMP ...

      frangelico - 2011-12-03 17:27

      Gollum,100% right,though I think it would be great if Selebi, could spend maybe 18 months in whatever prison they take him to,let the inmates give him a "good"time,then he can jump off any building of his choice.As for Shaik lets hope he oversteps the mark again,so he can join Selebi in having a "good" time, & Zulu can join them both to cry over what put them where they find themselves.Then let them join Selebi in the bunji jump minus the rope.

  • Dean Kenad - 2011-12-03 11:37

    Have pity on him.....he only stole 150k. Not 150million

      Ian - 2011-12-03 12:01

      and his failure as police chief, all those murders and rapes and he turns a blind eye, the bastard should be given the death penalty

      Archie - 2011-12-03 12:07

      150k is all they say they know about,it could be 150 mil.If you steal a rand you are still a thief,there are no varying degrees of theft.

      Shirley - 2011-12-03 12:40

      That we know of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Deeteem - 2011-12-03 12:42

      I do not care if he stole 25 cents, he stole and was convicted !! Off to jail thief !!

      Jenny - 2011-12-03 13:24

      Dean, You're saying it's okay to steal 150K? At what figure, in your book, does it become a crime? No wonder there is such corruption here when some people consider it okay to steal because it isn't R150 million.

      Polotic - 2011-12-03 14:11

      @DEan - He did not steal. He was paid off by Aglioti, a known drug dealer and gangster. In other words he received bribes, and in turn provided Aglioti with confidential information. This is serious!!!

      frangelico - 2011-12-03 19:35

      Dean,the death penalty is too good for him,let the families of all the agrieved come together,then let him loose,saves on hiring the hangman,the families will be vindicated.

      mike.clery - 2011-12-03 22:19

      And Al Capone was only convicted on tax evasion charges.....

  • Lynn - 2011-12-03 11:58

    I agree 100%.

  • Trevor - 2011-12-03 11:58

    Medical Parole.....written on the wall

  • Shirley - 2011-12-03 11:59

    Well said Paul!!!He should of got life!!!!!

  • Ian - 2011-12-03 11:59

    100% Paul, let the bastard suffer

  • Theresa - 2011-12-03 12:00

    Couldn't have said it better myself! Agree 100% with Paul.

  • Johann - 2011-12-03 12:00

    I remember the glee in his face when he arrested the boere mag guys, pity they can net share a cell.

  • Barefoot - 2011-12-03 12:00

    Talk bout kicking a man when he's down, what is the purpose of putting a person in the correctional services lol the thought just occurred to me!

  • braamc - 2011-12-03 12:03

    Do us all a favor and vrek, your piece of filth

      Missionman - 2011-12-03 12:42

      Try not to lower yourself to Selebi's level - lets maintain our dignity.He has been found guilty and must do his time.

  • Missionman - 2011-12-03 12:10

    Whilst I think Selebi has done wrong and I certainly do not condon corruption or any other crime one must choose ones words carefully and not lower ones standards to that of the common criminal. There still has to humanity and I certainly hope he is well enough to serve the sentance imposed. He proberly has just had a massive panic attack.

      Michele - 2011-12-03 12:15

      You are right, death is way too lenient for him.

  • edriffel - 2011-12-03 12:13

    Soon he will also have a malignant illness and sent home ala shaik style!

  • Rob - 2011-12-03 12:18

    I can't help thinking that the feelings expressed by many are quite simply a cry for an example to be set. Not so much about the money, after all it pales into insignificance when compared with the criminal travel and accomodation extravagance of his colleagues. I think it is simply that many of us are completely frustrated by the immorality of many individuals in power and the almost complete absence of any risk to the abusers of position. It is a world-wide problem, but this lot seem to be determined to take pole position. As an aside, isn't it interesting that on the one hand the ANC COLLECTIVE demands absolute solidarity from the boys when it comes to issues such as the 'Secrecy Act' but appear to be selective as far as PUBLICALLY helping Selebi. I say don't hold your breath for him to serve his sentence, the boys will get him out one way or another!

  • Roy - 2011-12-03 12:23

    Must agree with O'Sullivan. Take this moegoe and put him in the same cell as the worst criminals that he put in jail and let them have a "party" with Selebi. While they are doing this they must go fetch Shaik,another crook and put him with Selebi and the others so that they can serve their time,lets put the whole ANC government in the same cell.

  • Andy - 2011-12-03 12:26

    What about Cele? Selebi looks Mickey mouse compared to the cat in the hat.

      Ibhubesi - 2011-12-03 12:35

      LOL Andy! Cat in the hat!

  • Arthur - 2011-12-03 12:29

    He was my boss and turned his back on me when i saluted him. I hope he rot in jail.

      Missionman - 2011-12-03 12:45

      The just shows he is too big for his boots....

      Sean - 2011-12-04 15:20

      Arthur my heart goes out for you and all of your colleagues who he betrayed. He did not deserve to be saluted in any way whatsoever! You put all your trust in a criminal without knowing it at the time! He betrayed you and all policemen out there putting their lives at risk to keep us safe in our homes and in the streets in this corrupt country. I would like to thank you for putting your life at risk for us. Pity we can't say the same about the convicted criminal who is now using up even more of the tax payer's money in a private hospital, as far as I know sun city has its own hospital! But don't worry the wheel turns, the inmates are waiting for fresh blood to play with!

  • sorryson3 - 2011-12-03 12:35

    Please keep Selebi out of prison, ( for prison read EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION )!! Why ? All the convicted inmates whilst in "prison" get the best tutors/educators to teach them all about crime, from murder, rape, corruption right down to intimidation and victimisation and the rest. Serve minimal time and released to unleash all learnt whilst doing time!!!! All paid for aswell, no school fees !!!

      marcusvandermerwe - 2011-12-03 13:04

      Lol, he's going to cost more to keep in jail than what he stole! I say release him and let him pay it all back.

  • Mart - 2011-12-03 12:39

    If he does not wish to serve his time then he should 'fall on his own sword'. He amongst many has irreparably tainted the names of those involved in the struggle, those who now can be painted with the same brush. It seems that far too many people appointed by or associated with Zuma are nothing more than 'scoundrals'... I blame him closely followed by the ANC's tacit approval of the disregard for the law, and lack of decency and conscience. Their brittle peace and co-operation is about to shattter into 1000 pieces and chaos will ensue.

      Missionman - 2011-12-03 12:50

      The problem with Zuma is he seems to owe a lot of people favours for covering his back at one time or another and this is his way of repaying his debts - jobs for pals. Just look at his history.

  • Shirley - 2011-12-03 12:48

    The bottom line here is the anc are just as responsible for this,cele,and all the others. When the smoking gun is pointed out to them its the same buls@it that they are investigating. Months go by with no action taken and then they still pay for these thieving parasites legal fees.I sympathise with the honest,dedicated,hard working police men and woman because the rot runs deep in the S.A.P. and the good ones are drowning in a sea of corruption and lies. No top cop works alone,there are many soldiers involved-where are they?

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      darktruth - 2011-12-05 08:05

      why give him water?

  • Gillian - 2011-12-03 13:48

    The point is not how much he stole, the point is the message we are sending to government officials. Do you think they should get away with corrruption or not. Plus the R160K is what they can prove. He probably got a lott more that was better hidden

  • Jean - 2011-12-03 13:49

    No amount of gaol time or repayment of legal fees (OUR money, repayment unlikely) can compensate for the lives ruined by his complicity in the drug trade.

      Sean - 2011-12-04 15:46

      yes, it's people like him that innocent citizens have to beg for vizas if we intend to travel to places like the UK who imposed that South Africans now have to apply for vizas again, it's because South Africa has become known as a drug trafficing hub thanks to people like Selebi! The rest of the world don't know who to trust in this country anymore! The innocent people have to suffer too :(

  • Tony - 2011-12-03 17:57

    A short stint in jail is healthy - it brought Shaik back from deaths door.

  • Carlos - 2011-12-03 19:34

    If only they would be that strict on all te other criminals masquerading as government/municipalities/police/health service and so on.... The Wall with them all....

  • Holden - 2011-12-03 20:11

    Is this journalism? There are so many other good aspects to the story and other stories. Boring

  • Shoe - 2011-12-03 20:26

    I am sooooo dissapointed in myself. Even with all the arrogance and disdain Jackie carried himself through the proceedings, I still feel really sorry for him and his family for bringing such a disgrace to themselves. 15 years!!! ...what a demise.

      mike.clery - 2011-12-03 21:36

      Let's not forget that the corruption rot in SAPS started and grew on his watch. He alone is responsible for that. As the national police commissioner he passed on crime intelligence (both local and Interpol) to drug dealers for personal reward. What could possibly be worse than that?

  • felican - 2011-12-03 21:47

    mmm - But will he be able to "Shaik" himself up enough to be able to go play a round of golf - or was that one only allowed to be 'terminally ill' because it would have been far too embarrassing for far too many in power??

  • felican - 2011-12-03 21:52

    I often wonder HOW and WHAT kind of place,this Demoncrazytic Country would be if there was a Death Sentence in place still and if there were the Ships off the shoreline in place (AS was suggested by one of the Black Ministers YEARS ago) and if there were work farms where people in jails ACTUALLY had to work as well as serve their time...

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2011-12-04 06:23

    Only Mbeki era corrupt comrades will do time. Make an example out of comrades they no longer want or need.

  • Angling - 2011-12-04 07:11

    Bring the wheelbarrow, please!!!

  • pmmaboya - 2011-12-04 12:25

    shame old man,but u deserve this.....

  • Pulverturm - 2011-12-04 13:07

    Shame man, the dudes got severe acute sheikalitis, it's a nasty condition!

  • Schalk - 2011-12-05 06:28

    Shame on all of you who put your foot on the head of a drowning man Should you not rather be praying for him?

  • Dean - 2011-12-05 07:30

    I'd actually LIKE to see him being wheeled off to prison in a wheelbarrow....enter prison as you entered this world - Via wheelbarrow... LOL!!!

  • ezekiel.ratshefola - 2011-12-05 09:35

    This hands are clean meanwhile he had R150k in back pocket, jail time oupa atleast you will have visitation rights.

  • Mark - 2011-12-05 09:45

    Whilst I believe he needs to rot in jail, question: If Shail can be free to play golf, etc, why can't Selebi, who looks like he might have real medical complications not. Answer: Zuma. Shaik is his crony, not Selebi. So there! Put that in a pipe and smoke it!

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