Selebi re-admitted to hospital - report

2011-12-20 09:22

Johannesburg - Disgraced former police chief Jackie Selebi was rushed to hospital in a serious condition for the second time this month, it was reported on Tuesday.

The New Age newspaper reported that Selebi was taken to the nephrology (kidney) ward of the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria on Monday under armed guard.

The department of correctional services told the newspaper that Selebi was undergoing tests at the hospital.

"We can confirm that he is not well... I have seen him and he is not looking good," correctional services commissioner Tom Monyane said.

"He is currently undergoing diagnosis. He is in a serious condition but it is not life-threatening."

Selebi was booked into prison on December 5 to start a 15-year jail term.

He was found guilty of corruption for accepting money from convicted drug trafficker Glenn Agliotti and for giving Agliotti benefits such as showing him a British drug investigation report.

Selebi was president of Interpol at the time.

His appeal against his corruption conviction failed in the Supreme Court of Appeal on December 2.

Selebi watched the judgment on television at his home and collapsed when he heard the outcome, his lawyer Wynanda Coetzee said at the time.

  • Anton - 2011-12-20 09:27


      tboqo - 2011-12-20 10:40

      He's such a drama queen.

      Kala - 2011-12-20 12:20

      And now we need someone to confirm that he does not look good. Hell when has he ever looked good. I personally don't think he was an oil painting myyself. I'm glad there is a spokesman out there that agrees with me.

      Hallo - 2011-12-20 13:25

      If the Waterkloof murderers are anything to go by, Selebi should be out of jail by year end.

  • fakew.too - 2011-12-20 09:29

    Come on Prison Officials! You must appeal this in court! Not even 0.001% of his sentence served and he want to get out on medical! Where is the racist prison officials now?

      Mike - 2011-12-20 13:29

      hahaha yes we justice! Why did they let him out, they could have done the same as with the so-called Waterkloof two.

  • Truthis - 2011-12-20 09:31

    Suddnely sick? I think it is Shaikiritis

      Kala - 2011-12-20 12:32

      He has the schaiks

  • Jonathan - 2011-12-20 09:31

    Oh yea and then the mirrical cure happens just like with Shabir Chaik. "Just like that" to quote a local cell phone company.

      Juan - 2011-12-20 11:01

      If shaik is well enough to play golf now he should certianly be well enough to do his time. He should be sent back to jail to complete his full sentence

  • Larry - 2011-12-20 09:32


  • TahirSema - 2011-12-20 09:33

    Selebi is the first of many, who will have to pay for their corrupt actions, while claiming to serve the people. The arms deal investigation and a few other investigations are likely to reveal it all.

      Amanda - 2011-12-20 10:33

      In your dreams!!! Who is going to make them pay?

  • Ian - 2011-12-20 09:33

    oh ffs, anc do what you do best let the fk go so he can meet shaikh on the golf course so they can assault journalists, stinking thieving scum, take em out on the 18th before they hit the pub

  • lebo.lathane - 2011-12-20 09:33

    I wonder if there is a connection between a long jail term and a sudden health deterioration...c'mon Jacks, it's mind over matter! Go do your time..

  • Max - 2011-12-20 09:35

    You are wasting petrol with this circus, either put him down or Shaik him up but this is getting boring.

  • Hennie - 2011-12-20 09:36

    when he was the chief, all was well... great holidays, trips, parties. now that he has been caught out, he is ill. this idiot can't take responsibility for his deeds and now hiding behind his health. these guys must start to play rugby, as they will get rid of that ball very quickly...

  • Kieron - 2011-12-20 09:38

    I am all for a bit of controversy.... But seriously, this man is sick. Lets work objectively rather then lumping Shaik and Selebi together. Dont blame anyone for being cynical though.

      Paul - 2011-12-20 13:46

      siek in sy kop ja

  • Deon - 2011-12-20 09:45

    It is not life-threatening, keep him in jail / jail hospital.

  • Phumezo - 2011-12-20 09:48

    The one with the showerheard must stop bieng cruel and release Selebi like yesterday! He is an old man who has served his country well!His punishment does not fit the crime! We urge him to stop listening to those coming from the paler section of our society with their sponsored views that's driven by hatred of black leadership!

      Thandiwe - 2011-12-20 09:57

      Yeah right little troll....

      Bryan - 2011-12-20 10:27

      Phumezo... Is that your head up your A.S.S or are you just constipated??

      Shirley - 2011-12-20 10:32

      CR@P he served his pocket well!!!!Leadership has nothing to do with it either! Get off your racist soap box and actually think logically!!!!!!!

      desertratbkf - 2011-12-20 10:48

      Ah here we go again our dear brain dead Phumezo! I wont waste time in commenting on your dim witted comment. As all your comments are! Everyone else has said it! Take your head out of your sphincter valve and get a life!

      Ryan - 2011-12-20 11:14

      When you start paying tax then you can have a say , till then shut up!

      flies37 - 2011-12-20 11:16

      Really Phumezo did you read your comment before posting it? 'served his country well'

      Jerhone - 2011-12-20 12:21

      what leadership? they are leading us down the sh*t well

      Hans - 2011-12-20 12:38

      @ Phumezo - , by protecting big time criminals, he is as guilty of commiting murder. The guys he protected are murderers, drug dealers etc. How many people have they killed?They were protected by Selebi and the blood of innocent people are on his hands. He must serve some sentence to make peace with what he did.

      Paul - 2011-12-20 14:03

      Ryan 100% if you dont pay tax you ndont have a say

  • Beth - 2011-12-20 09:49

    ... and next year he'll be playing golf with Shabir Shaik!

      John - 2011-12-22 08:14

      @Beth, 100% correct, just hang on a while, the "humanitarian reason" for reprieve isn't far off. Then watch how fast he has a complete recovery!

  • Facts - 2011-12-20 09:52

    I am so surprised by this extremely bad news!

  • mholthuysen - 2011-12-20 09:56

    I smell a Shaikh

  • godesha - 2011-12-20 09:59

    Shame, hope he gets better real soon so he can start serving his sentence.

  • OSSY24 - 2011-12-20 10:00

    it's a disgrace the way he's carrying on

  • Leigh - 2011-12-20 10:01

    Im sorry, but why is he going to a hospital? do other prisoners get the same treatment? Thats a load of Baloney.

      Thandiwe - 2011-12-20 13:05

      They do actually, that's why he can use this loophole...

  • stefanie.dutoit.Ash - 2011-12-20 10:05

    Love how they all suddenly get very ill just as they are to be led into their prison cells. He will probably also be let off like his good friend the corrrupt Sheik who is so sick he has to play golf every day.

      John - 2011-12-22 08:17

      @stefanie, it's called therapy for the criminally insane.

  • mashandu - 2011-12-20 10:21

    if the waterkloof boys werte released for killing a person.............. then guys release selebi for corruption atleast he didnt kill

      Rashaad Hendricks - 2011-12-20 10:28

      No selebi done worse. He betrayed the the trust we the public placed in him and endorsed the idea the world has that our country is filled with criminals. Which is not true. For that he deserves to go to jail

      Pascal Reitumetse Mongae - 2011-12-20 11:52

      Mashandu, they hav served some time inside, they are eligible for parole.

      Thandiwe - 2011-12-20 13:17

      They shouldn't be released, but serve their sentence and most people, also white ones, agree with that. They have served four years already and are now applying for parole which is their right to do. It is up to the authorities to now make the right decision. What they did is beyond disgusting and I for one would still spit at them in ten years time, but Selebi killed more than one person by letting hardened criminals get away KNOWING that they are ready to kill to keep him and his drug dealing croonies safe and he is as much a sewer rat as those four. The day we all get of the racial soapbox and actually look at people for who they are, what they do is the day this country actually has a chance of healing. Selebi was the head of interpol for goodness sake, we trusted him with one of the highest security positions in the world, nevermind country and he betrayed us shamelessly by hanging out with drug dealers. Have you ever seen kids that are addicted to crack???????? He was supposed to keep us safe from these thugs!!!!!! He deserves every minute in jail!!!!

  • Rashaad Hendricks - 2011-12-20 10:23

    "he is in a serious condition but it is not life threatening" means serious enough to not go to jail .probably as close as we will come to hearing a confession that he is not sick at all.

  • Warwick - 2011-12-20 10:23

    It seems to be now that if you are connected all you need to do is pretend you are ill and you will not ever be admitted to jail. This will turn out just like Shabby Shaik who was terminal and has suddenly been regenerated into a healthy disease free man. Give Selebi time and he will out and about healthy and free giving us all the middle finger. Just waiting for his medical parole to come through. I hope defence layers are taking note of this and will advise their clients to pretend they are ill and get the same treatment as Jackie boy and Shabby Shaik rattle and roll.

  • PieterWolf - 2011-12-20 10:26

    May he rest in pieces......

  • Shirley - 2011-12-20 10:28

    Hundreds of inmates fall ill and are treated in prison hospitals every day! Why is this thug so special?? He supposedly has had this illness a long time so how come he wasnt too ill to take a bribe. He is just sick with grief at the thought he wont be home for christmas chugging down a bottle of Johnnie!

  • Dawood - 2011-12-20 10:32

    any chance Shrien Dewani can pull a Shaikaritis

      Thandiwe - 2011-12-20 13:18

      He tried remember...

  • Sharon - 2011-12-20 10:33

    Not life threatening then he must be treated in jail

  • Phumezo - 2011-12-20 10:39

    If the Waterkloof four murderes can just walk out of their cell without even serving their time for killing an innocent man. Why should a dying old man who is a first time offender be allowed to serve time? sometimes I do not understand this justice system and I have said it before that our constitution only serve those who are priviladged and are more lighter in skin complection that the others!

      Helen - 2011-12-20 10:47

      all you can shout about is skin colour get a life this is the NEW south africa or have you not noticed yet and by the way who drew up the constition NEW SOUTH AFRICANS regardless of skin colour

      Johan Britz - 2011-12-20 10:49

      As a white dude, the general feeling is that those 4 never should have been released. And Selebi isn't dying. Its called faking it to avoid prison.

      Johan Britz - 2011-12-20 10:57

      ...and is it also White's fault that blacks and hispanics make up the majority of prisoners worldwide? Nope. Its the nature of the animal my friend.

      Linda - 2011-12-20 11:12

      Phumezo, you should seriously consider returning to your village - they're missing their idiot.

      Shirley - 2011-12-20 12:22

      You are a sad person who goes through life judging everything by colour and not merit! As for our consitution-it is very seldom upheld no matter colour!When I last checked there are a LOT of privaleged people of colour!Maybe you need an eye test.

      Deon - 2011-12-20 12:55

      He is not dying from this, maybe he can also serve 1/3 rd of his sentence.

      mashandu - 2011-12-20 13:33


      Paul - 2011-12-20 13:56

      wat ok al SENT HIM BACK !!!!!! And he is not dying .I will call it fake illness

  • Jimmy - 2011-12-20 10:52

    Hospital today , next week Golf course , watch this space..

  • Daft - 2011-12-20 10:52

    Did he collapse in his chair while drinking Chivas or from the news on tv ??

  • Katoolsie - 2011-12-20 10:52

    He has probably got some horrible disease. Lets all pray for the disease......

  • Jacqui - 2011-12-20 10:56

    Well how else is he going to get his medical pardon?.

  • Ryan - 2011-12-20 11:09

    He is a criminal and used his position to further the criminal empire of very big and dangerous criminals, everyone who has been affected by crime in the PTA area can thank Jackie for protecting the biggest car theft and home invasion syndicate bosses from arrest for years. Agliotti was not your only criminal contact, was he now "BIG BOSS" I hope the butt Fu@k you till your kidneys explode!

  • pramika - 2011-12-20 11:22

    I'd bet that there are some truly sick inmates that don't even get a second glance never mind private hospital treatment. OH the farce!!

  • Thabo - 2011-12-20 11:23

    I appeal to our government to mitigate or free Selebi.He is deserving mitigation as the human being.He is old,he cant handle such punishment,is too heavy for him.Mark Scott Crossly spent less than two years in prison,after he threw a black person in a lions pit,but Selebi did not even kill someone.Is unfair for Selebi.

      Paul - 2011-12-20 13:59

      And i appeal to your goverment to sent free all criminals.

  • Jill - 2011-12-20 11:39

    When is Glen Agliotti going to be nabbed for his part in all this corruption? How come he got off scot free?

      Thandiwe - 2011-12-20 13:22

      Phumezo is a troll guys and should be ignored.... he should always be ignored come to think of it!!!

  • hellopat - 2011-12-20 11:57

    He does look a bit pale

  • jonas.msiza - 2011-12-20 12:05

    Get Well soon & do your time for falling for the bribe.

  • ludlowdj - 2011-12-20 12:09

    South Africa the only "Democratic non racial" country in the world where there are two sets of rules one for black and one for whites. Black "freedom fighters" who bombed supermarkets killing woman and children are all out enjoying freedom while whites MUST serve their full sentences. Bottom line I can play by7 any rules the ANC wants to impose they just mustn't get upset when we beat them at their own game.

  • Mmamorena Renie Motshwanedi - 2011-12-20 12:16

    This is what rich people do when they are facing jail, they act sick just like Shabir Schaick.

  • Jerhone - 2011-12-20 12:18

    enough already, if he has not served his jail term just let us know when he's admitted to the morge

  • Ben - 2011-12-20 12:31

    selibi and shabir shaik should share a hospital ward

  • Inkwazi - 2011-12-20 13:12

    old age & all those years thim man spent in Robin island being abused by whitey's is catching up to Pres please pardon him to spend his last days @ home with his family...we have to all agree mr Selebi wud'nt be in this position if it wer'nt for the old goverment...corruption was a way of life not saying he is corrupt, he probably wud have been a doctor engineer or something if he had been given the opportunity..

  • mashandu - 2011-12-20 13:27


      Ryan - 2011-12-22 09:33

      Do you know the golden rule? HE WHO HAS THE GOLD MAKES THE RULES. PLANK!

  • mashandu - 2011-12-20 13:35


  • Michele - 2011-12-20 13:52

    Oh look! Another Shabir Sheik!

  • Lordwick - 2011-12-20 14:02

    Give this man parole so that he can get the real cure which is GOLF....MIRACLE CURE!!!!!

  • Phil - 2011-12-20 14:38

    This is the new dance called the SHAIK SHUFFLE. A little pathetic to say the least.

  • Snoopsy - 2011-12-20 15:23

    Vrek en kry klaar.. Vat dit soos 'n man, jou lafaard!

  • Hilary - 2011-12-20 16:01

    Bottom line, he wasn't even hungry. He just messed up. Period. Walk in the streets and see how hungry street children are hunted down if they should steal bread, or even, when they look for food in bins. Hungry. Hungry. Selebi wasn't hungry. Did he do it for fun?