Selebi back on his feet

Jackie Selebi appeared to be in good health after he was seen shopping in Pretoria.

Former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi is seen in the back of an ambulance in 2011. Picture: Sapa

JOHANNESBURG - Former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi has been seen shopping in Pretoria despite being released from prison last year on medical parole.

The_ Beeld_ newspaper has printed a photograph of Selebi that was taken at a shopping centre in Monument Park on Sunday.

Selebi appeared to be in good health and was walking without help despite the fact that he is undergoing kidney dialysis and is supposedly terminally ill.

He told the newspaper he was doing better and is hoping to recover further in the future.

Medical parole has become a contentious issue since Selebi was released from prison after serving just two years of his 15 year jail term for corruption.

The Department of Correctional Services decided to release Selebi last year saying it had limited capacity to provide the care needed by some inmates.