Chippy Shaik offers reward for his stolen treasures

2014-02-07 00:00

DURBAN mining boss Chippy Shaik is offering a reward for the return of cash and jewellery that had been stolen from his house.

Shaik, who was chief of acquisitions for the SA National Defence Force during a controversial arms deal, returned from Australia last week.

The Witness went to Shaik’s house yesterday and was told he was not home.

A few minutes later he drove up to the gate and rolled down his window.

He agreed to the interview, parked his car and then returned to sit in the reporter’s car.

“I discovered that the safe was missing and I could not believe it. But later I realised that I was not dreaming.”

Shaik said his unusual collection of more than six years was missing.

“The stones have sentimental value for me,” he said, adding the safe contained uncut gemstones, cut diamonds and cash.

“There is only a small market in South Africa for the gemstones. The market is big in Asia and Europe.”

Shaik said his collection of gemstones came from Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique.

“I can’t place a value on the stones. Only a person who knows what they are will understand the value.

“I’m willing to offer a reward for the return of the gemstones and successful apprehension of the suspect or suspects,” Shaik said.

He said there was no sign of breaking and entering and he could not explain how the perpetrator gained access to his home.

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