Back at the mansion

2011-03-17 00:00

JOURNALISTS who waited for Shabir Shaik to arrive at his Morningside mansion from the Westville prison’s Medium B cell, were surprised when one of Shaik’s security guards brought them a bottle of cold water in the heat of the day, saying, “you’ve been waiting long.”

After a day’s waiting and even a shared lunch between the normally competitive hacks, Shaik finally arrived at his home at dusk in a convoy worthy of a Bollywood star.

To flummox the media, Shaik changed cars after he had left the prison grounds.

“He left in a dark vehicle. When he came to his mansion we presumed he was the one in the white double-cab,” said Rajesh Jantilal. The double-cab was first to speed through the gates after the VIP bodyguards had blocked the way with their large four-wheel drives. — WR.

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