NPA hands Shaik docket back to cops
Johannesburg - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has handed the
docket on Schabir Shaik's alleged assault of a journalist back to the police
for further investigation, The New Age reported on Tuesday.
The newspaper quoted KwaZulu-Natal's acting director of prosecutions,
Simphiwe Mlotshwa, as saying the police investigation was
Last month, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions received the police
docket relating to Shaik's alleged assault of Sunday Tribune journalist Amanda
Shaik allegedly slapped and throttled her on the Papwa Sewgolum golf course
on Saturday, February 26 while she was on assignment, covering his playing golf
while out on parole.
Shaik served just over two years of a 15 year sentence, most of which he
spent in a medical unit.
He was given medical parole on grounds that he was terminally ill, but
opposition parties have questioned whether he is indeed ill following various
sightings of him in public.
His jail sentence related to the facilitation of a bribe from arms company
Thint, allegedly to President Jacob Zuma.