Action will be taken if Shaik guilty - minister

2011-03-07 16:15
Johannesburg - Action will be taken against convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik if he is found guilty of assaulting a journalist while playing golf last week, Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Monday.

"We don't know if he violated his parole," Mapisa-Nqakula said in Johannesburg.

"Any crime - assault is a crime - we expect the journalist to lay charges with the police and if the police investigate and lay charges against Schabir we will do something about that," she said.

Mapisa-Nqakula said the department was conducting its own investigation into whether Shaik violated his conditions of parole.

She said his parole conditions were not as stringent as they were when he was released.

Shaik now had six free hours a weekend and two hours during the week.

He allegedly throttled a journalist while playing golf in Durban last week.

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