Selebi to abide by home detention conditions

Jackie Selebi will have to abide by a long list of conditions while serving home detention.

Jackie Selebi is seen in the back of an ambulance. Picture: SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Correctional Services on Tuesday said former National Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi will have to abide by a long list of conditions while under house detention.

Doctors said Selebi, who was released on medical parole on Friday is suffering from end-stage renal disease and has to undergo dialysis three times a day.

According to his parole conditions he will have two hours of free time per day during the week and up to six hours per day over the weekend.

The department will also pay him an unannounced visit at least once a week.

The department's chief deputy commissioner James Smalberger said, "Mr Selebi and the others who are being released in terms of the medical parole are regarded as medium category offenders in the community correctional services system. It means they will be under house detention".

Selebi was convicted of corruption on 2 July, 2010 and sentenced to 15 years in jail by the South Gauteng High Court.

Attempts to have the court's decision overturned in the Supreme Court of Appeal failed.