Selebi still in hospital, no parole move yet

2012-01-26 18:04

Johannesburg - Former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi is still in hospital and has not yet instructed his medical team to apply for medical parole, his attorney Wynanda Coetzee said on Thursday.

Selebi 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.

His lawyers and prison authorities have said he has a serious kidney condition. Questions have been raised in the public sphere about whether he is trying to dodge jail time.

Selebi was the president of Interpol at the time of the investigation into claims that he received money from a convicted drug trafficker and police informer Glenn Agliotti.

Sentencing him, Judge Meyer Joffe told the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg that he had taken Selebi's age into account when deciding whether to impose less than the required minimum of 15 years for a police official found guilty of corruption.

He said Selebi was aware of his position and that juniors looked up to him.

The correctional services department decided this week not to release further information to the media about his condition, saying the constant queries were stressful to Selebi and his family.

  • Shirley - 2012-01-26 18:34

    Who cares! An oxygen and tax money thief thats all-not worth the effort of writing an article!

  • John - 2012-01-26 18:47

    SA get ready for it. The medical parole is in the pipeline, sooner than you think.

  • braamc - 2012-01-26 18:54

    Give me a days notice, I will prepare the tea and sandwiches after the service

  • Desmond - 2012-01-26 19:23

    The ANC crininals are pulling the wool over our eyes.

      appietrader - 2012-01-26 19:54

      What is wrong with these ANC bigwigs. When they steal they are healthty as can be to enjoy the illegal fruits. Get caught and must do the time, they are sick? Who are they bluffing!!!

  • Kim - 2012-01-26 19:27

    There must be a manual in government stating the proceedures when caught. 1. Be admitted to hospital as soon as possible. 2. Pretend you have a serious illness. ICU is preference 3. Ask for parole 4. Make it public knowledge as soon as possble confirming your illness Come on ANC, we can see right through you. Shaik, Malema and now Selebi. Destroy your manual, it is not working

  • Sean - 2012-01-26 19:44

    This name "Jackie Selebi" is becoming boring, I am sure there is something more interesting to write about in the future please???

      Desmond - 2012-01-27 06:31

      Yes, selebi being in prison where he belongs

  • TheWatcher - 2012-01-26 19:54

    Well I'm sorry for you that you are sick BUT that has nothing to do with serving out your time for the crime you commited. Man up princess.

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