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Let Shaik probe take its course - minister

2011-03-15 20:07

Cape Town - Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on Tuesday urged political parties to await the outcome of the probe into convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik.

Prison officials interviewed Shaik at his Morningside, Durban, home, then took him to Westville Prison in a correctional services car on Monday.

He was reportedly involved in an altercation with another man in the car park of a Durban mosque on Friday, and recently had a set to with Sunday Tribune journalist Amanda Khoza on a golf course.

She laid a charge of assault against him, alleging he slapped her.

Shaik was released on parole in 2009 after serving just over two years of a 15-year prison sentence - mostly in hospital - for corruption and fraud following a probe into South Africa's arms deal.

Replying to points raised during members' statements in the National Assembly, Mapisa-Nqakula said the matter was currently under investigation and once this was concluded it would be handed over to the community corrections supervision committee, who in turn could would report to the parole board.

The board was an independent entity and would then take whatever decision it deemed fit.

Under investigation

"It may either invoke the parole or may actually take a decision to amend the conditions of Mr Shaik's release," she said.

"I think that we should all wait for the outcome of the investigation... this is not a matter that you want to play politics around."

It was simply a matter of principle, guided by the law and all the steps taken were clearly stipulated in law.

"You may hold your own views on the matter. You may feel that it's long overdue. That's your view and you have a right to your view.

"My view and my decision and the decision of the national commissioner and the regional commissioner from KwaZulu-Natal is that right now we've taken action, we've booked Mr Shaik, and Mr Shaik is under investigation."

Whatever people believed should have been done in the past was "neither here nor there".

"The point is now he is inside and of course he will be there for the next 72 hours," Mapisa-Nqakula said.

Comments
  • Grant - 2011-03-15 20:13

    "this is not a matter that you want to play politics around." Come off it Nosiviwe - the Shaik saga has been nothing but political since day 1

      Jayjay001 - 2011-03-15 20:34

      @ Shaik you bloody Agent! Schabir Shaik for President of South Africa!

      Blougroen - 2011-03-15 21:24

      Yes - this is about a poor upright dying mans handicap - he has a constitutional right to play his handicap before he dies !

      Sword&Cross - 2011-03-16 10:25

      Will shabir shaik discover how many types of probes there are now?

  • Perfume - 2011-03-15 20:20

    72hrs is way too short, let Shady pull the full length of his remaining sentence. He has used the term "terminally ill" I wonder what other illness he is going to cough up this time. We all know he aint Zulufox's favourite at the moment, the Guptas have taken his place!!

  • GJB - 2011-03-15 20:28

    Strange. When caught always in hospital, otherwise everywhere but in bed at home

      Dirtyharry - 2011-03-15 21:00

      put him with local population that they sort him out with his terminal condition.

  • Sword&Cross - 2011-03-15 20:29

    South Africans demand International Assistance in rectifying the EXCESSIVE RACISM as being perpetrated on them by the oppressive and racist ANC. The ANC and it's narrow minded cadre crony filled corridors has virtually crippled the country through lack of quality education, and via racist avenues in labour and skewed racist policies FAR OUTWEIGHING rectifying wrongs of the past! A start, will be true international Democratic bodies, to come and make concerted efforts to teach young and old throughout South Africa, the strengths of Democracy, the processes and "checks & Balances" which the likes of this Shabir Shaik and the zumas have turned upside down. A further demand, is that we institute some forms of "Qualified Suffrage" for voters, to eliminate the most stupid of stupid who are currently being foisted upon the nation as leadership.

      POLLENYS - 2011-03-15 20:41

      Well said.

      thinker - 2011-03-15 21:07

      Why do I get the feeling I've seen this movie before???

      Sizwe - 2011-03-16 07:21

      "A further demand, is that we institute some forms of "Qualified Suffrage" for voters, to eliminate the most stupid of stupid who are currently being foisted upon the nation as leadership. ". We already had that and it produced the Nats!!

      Gazza11 - 2011-03-16 08:25

      Sizwe please stop digging up the past, lets look forward.

  • Dave - 2011-03-15 20:30

    What the hell does she mean Whatever people believed should have been done in the past was "neither here nor there". It has always been there and is definitely still here. That scumbag should never have been released. In a private ward at ST Augustines, what a way to stay in prison, what a joke

      Ed Vermaak - 2011-03-15 20:56

      And long may he rot in hell. Oh dear excuse me, rotting in hell is not for the political elite. Rotting in hell is exactly what Mr Scumbag and his "Boss" intend for us....

      Dave - 2011-03-15 21:01

      When I lived in Durban, I had the dubious distinction of frequenting the same morning breakfast venue....slimely is not the best word and arrogance that was just amazing, but what an absolute whmp

  • frikdt - 2011-03-15 20:33

    What a joke - but unfortunately not of the funny kind.

  • FerretGee - 2011-03-15 20:35

    Nicely ensconsed in a warm bed in the hospital wing because his hypertension and blindness has suddenly come back!

  • tommy 2 - 2011-03-15 20:50

    Dear minister Does mr shaik have hiv, cancer tumor......etc I think not. So can you please tell the country why this clown is out on a pardon. Is he on a death bed. (no) But fit enough to play golf 3 times a week. If the party is that desperate for votes,fire Jimmy Manyi. Please tell me minister if i have committed murder for the first time and convicted, can i get a traditional healer to examine me. Will i be able to get a pardon.

  • saliem - 2011-03-15 20:51

    Quite right minister. Wait until after the elections and then you can release him again... same old same old :P

  • postscript6167 - 2011-03-15 20:54

    We all know what course it will take. He'll be back on the street in no time citing terminal illness and Correctional Services will kowtow to the Shaik regime.

  • Mundu - 2011-03-15 20:54

    Go straight to jail Shaik and take your croney Zooma with you.

  • exocist - 2011-03-15 21:15

    they should probe Shaik daily, with an oversized pineapple

  • Wayne - 2011-03-15 21:29

    It is rather amazing that he was not at all an ill dying man while he was free............but now he is a poor dying man, and yet he can assault and swear people on a Golf course , was he being wheeled around in a wheel chair with an oxygen mask ??? HE SHOULD ROT IN PRISON!!!

  • Shacadelick - 2011-03-15 23:14

    Justice system is a joke.He'll be out tommorw.you will see. The joke will be that procedures were not followed correctly.'nice country'

  • cgtours - 2011-03-16 00:36

    Wash she not the one that used Taxpayers money to go and kamstig visit Dubai and then even had the audacity to use the Presidential Plsane for her and her tjommies on a dhopping expedition and even taking children along. This is till talked about in the Arab Emerirates how much embarrassment she caused arriving in all places as a woman without the necessary protocol?? Her name sounds familiar? Must be the same one involved in the scandal. IF SO who the hell can take her seriously? She is one of the socalled REDEPLOYED !! AND THAT MEANS AND SAYS A GREAT DEAL!!cAN SOMEONE TELL US IF THIS IS ONCE AGAIN THE SAme apple from the vrot basket? Then we must know the outcome already! She embarrassed South Africa in an Arabian Country and they had to put her somewhere!She has been covering Shaij all along- because she needs ZUMA it is the MONEY MONEY not the job or right to do- she MUST be fired man- She is a token of Zuma and will toe the line - she has NOT got the guts of the Public Prosecuter she prooved to all of us she is riding the Gravy Train in the Past- bloody cheek on Taxpayers money flipping around- we musdt start taking these parasites out!!

      Perfume - 2011-03-16 13:54

      The very one!!!!

  • paulf - 2011-03-16 06:16

    Shaik is a wimp!!! can't take the punishment which he deserves. Other prisoners were also shell shocked when they had to do their time, why not this wimp????

  • alex - 2011-03-16 07:05

    Wonder if Mr Selebi has any illnesses yet. Craid Derby Lewis is really terminal. But so is everyone. Roger Whitaker sang: " the day you are born is the day you start to die.." What makes Shaik so special? Probably some "blackmailable" info????

  • ludlowdj - 2011-03-16 07:08

    Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula , This is a political matter, it became one when your Government took a political decision to release Shabby shake on parole. As for the Parole board being an Independent, the other one has bells. You may get away with pulling the wool over the eyes of the electoral masses but the Indian, Colored and white members of this country definitely won't fall for the B*llsh#it issuing from your mouth, we've been educated far past that already. I challenge the Parole board to provide proof of any other prisoner released on medical grounds in the last 17 years, that was still alive 6 months after said release, can't can you? because its never happened, this release was contrary to law and a violation of the rules and regulations the Parole board was sworn (sic) to uphold

  • Mray - 2011-03-16 07:38

    no one should be above the Juastice system

  • Mray - 2011-03-16 07:39

    Shaiks jazz is starting to piss me of

  • WCD - 2011-03-16 07:44

    The difference between 'Shakey' and rest is - he was caught, the reason for being caught is he was feeding the wrong MONKEYS in the 'ZOO' Now his baboon colleagues are eating sushi off models and devouring tax money. While he is wearing orange ARMANI overalls and eating bananas - hahaha

  • paulf - 2011-03-16 07:44

    Read between the lines people, he is going to get away with it AGAIN!!!!!

  • Clemmy4ka - 2011-03-16 08:00

    This is a joke,ok a person is out on medical parole but have the strength to go around beating up people but when you taken back to prison you have to be admited to hospital whats this,i think that guy need to be locked up for the remain of his sentence his not sick his jail sick!

  • daaivark - 2011-03-16 08:03

    "this is not a matter that you want to play politics around." HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. Hold me down, someone!

  • WCD - 2011-03-16 08:14

    The difference between 'Shakey' and rest is - he was caught, the reason for being caught is he was feeding the wrong MO - hahaha NKEYS in the 'ZOO' Now his baboon colleagues are eating sushi off models and devouring tax money. While he is wearing orange ARMANI overalls and eating bananas

  • Darwinian - 2011-03-16 08:25

    Shaiky Shaibber is nothing but a petty criminal....with powerfully friends in high places

  • flip777 - 2011-03-16 09:12

    What an idiot...is she for real?

  • Hardtalk - 2011-03-16 09:42

    Is he sick? I know we are sick of him and his lot. Hard labour with bread and water. Then a paupers grave.

  • WCD - 2011-03-16 10:05

    The difference between 'Shakey' and rest is - he was caught, the reason for being caught is he was feeding the wrong MO - hahaha NKEYS in the 'ZOO' Now his baboon colleagues are eating sushi off models and devouring tax money. While he is wearing orange ARMANI overalls and eating bananas

  • WCD - 2011-03-16 10:05

    The difference between 'Shakey' and rest is - he was caught, the reason for being caught is he was feeding the wrong MONKEYS in the 'ZOO' Now his baboon colleagues are eating sushi off models and devouring tax money. While he is wearing orange ARMANI overalls and eating bananas

  • Jeannene - 2011-03-16 12:31

    How many other people are in prison that are terminally ill. They have to serve out their sentence. Shaik should not be treated any different to other criminals. He was found guilty and should serve his sentence in prison and not on the bloody golf course!

  • tut - 2011-03-16 12:52

    What the Minister is implying is that although he has been given extraordinary "leave of appeal" treatment by his partner in crime - AKA our President and somehow managed to evade serving what an official Court of Law has deamed and imposed as appropriate punishment, it's not the business of each and every South African to pass judgement on loyal ANC sponsors, irrespective of criminal records held or not and fictitious terminal ailments dreamt up by the Quacky Shaik medical fraternity! Just another scandalous rotten ANC cover-up like everything else under Zuma's steamy pile of you know what!

  • onetickie - 2011-03-16 22:03

    Letting the SA justice system "probe take its course" is like playing SA Monopoly .... "Get out of jail; do not stop. Go straight to golf course. Play 9 holes. Proceed directly to restaurant. Do not pay, choose fillet steak & champagne for health. Move to "party" with friends. CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE WON.

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