09 October 2013
The Democratic Alliance said the
latest controversy surrounding former National Police Commissioner and
convicted fraudster, Jackie Selebi, raises serious questions regarding the
possible need to review the Correctional Services Act provisions dealing with
the granting and conditions of medical parole.
DA MP James Selfe said at the time
of his release last year, the Department of Correctional Services said its
decision to release Mr Selebi was based on the fact that he had a medical
condition which is terminal.
Communications Officer Ryno
Geldenhuys said he will write to the Minister of Correctional Services, Sbu Ndebele,
asking him to appoint a legislative review panel to consider changes to the
Correctional Services Act relating to the granting and cancellation of medical
parole in South Africa.
Geldenhuys added that this
effectively creates the impression that Mr Selebi was on his deathbed, released
to be with his family and be made comfortable until his imminent demise.
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