af.reuters.com on December 2, 2011 reported that former South African police chief Jackie Selebi lost a court appeal on Friday to overturn a 15-year prison sentence for accepting bribes from a convicted drug smuggler in a case that highlighted the reach of corruption in Africa's biggest economy. Selebi is the most senior official associated with the ruling African National Congress to be found guilty of corruption. South African Supreme Court of Appeal Judge Kenneth Mthiyane said in the televised decision of a panel of five judges that Selebi's appeal had been dismissed. Selebi collapsed after hearing the outcome of the appeal and needed medical attention, his lawyer Wynanda Coetzee told SAPA news agency.
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