URGENT-OBIT-LD-SELEBI

23 Jan 2015 15:37pm
JACKIE SELEBI DIES Former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi has died aged 64, the African National Congress said on Friday. "The department of correctional services has confirmed this to us," spokesman Zizi Kodwa said. The corruption-convicted Selebi died on Friday morning. Eyewitness News reported that Selebi's friend, Schabir Shaik said he heard the news this morning. "I believe he's been in an induced coma for some time now for about two-and-a-half weeks. He finally passed on between late last night and early this morning I believe," he was quoted as saying. "He was a good man," Shaik said. "I have good memories when I worked with him at [ANC headquarters] Shell House in the early 90s. I recall him to be a good comrade." Sapa /gq/th