Jackie Selebi timeline
Corruption-convicted former top cop Jackie Selebi was expected to be released on medical parole from Steve Biko Hospital in Pretoria on Friday, Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele announced. He said the department had limited capacity to provide for the palliative care needed by some offenders. Palliative care meant he would be kept comfortable until his death, as there was no hope of him recovering. Selebi was president of Interpol at the time of the investigation into claims that he received money from convicted drug trafficker and police informer Glenn Agliotti. He was convicted of corruption on July 2, 2010, and handed a 15-year jail sentence. Selebi appealed against the corruption conviction in the Supreme Court of Appeal. In December 2011 he collapsed at home in Waterkloof, Pretoria, while watching the appeal judgment on television. His appeal was denied. This meant he had to begin his 15-year jail sentence for corruption. It was decided he would stay in Pretoria Central Prison's medical wing indefinitely.