Disgraced former South Africa police chief Selebi dies

January 23, 2015 10:05 AM

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Disgraced former South Africa police chief Selebi dies

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African police commissioner Jackie Selebi, who was released on medical parole while serving a jail term after he was convicted for corruption has died, a local television station reported on Friday.

Selebi, 64, one of the most senior members of the ruling African National Congress party to be convicted for corruption, was paroled in 2012 after serving 229 days of his 15-year sentence. This prompted accusations that the party bends justice for the politically-connected.

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