Prosecutor to decide on Shaik complaint

2011-03-22 14:16

Johannesburg - The Directorate of Public Prosecutions has received the police docket relating to Schabir Shaik's alleged assault of a reporter and will decide whether prosecution is warranted, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.

"Yes, we have received the docket and the [KwaZulu-Natal] Acting Director of Public Prosecutions advocate [Simphiwe] Mlotshwa will go through the contents of the document and decide whether to prosecute," said Natasha Ramkisson.

Sunday Tribune reporter Amanda Khoza was allegedly assaulted by Shaik, when he spotted her while playing golf during his parole for fraud and corruption.

Police spokesperson Phindile Radebe said the docket had been handed over and she could not discuss its contents.

The Sunday Tribune reported that Khoza received an SMS on March 4, saying the case had been transferred to provincial level and that she would receive a decision within a fortnight.

Parole conditions

A second report of an alleged assault over a parking infringement outside a mosque was not reported to police or to the Department of Correctional Services.

In response to the reports, last Monday Shaik was taken to the Westville Prison but was released on Wednesday with a finding that he had not violated his parole conditions, because the second person could not be traced.

They said that the Khoza matter was for the police to deal with.

Shaik did just over two years of his 15-year sentence - spending most of the time in a medical unit. He was given medical parole due to a terminal condition but various sightings of him in public have led opposition parties to question the grounds for parole, and whether he is ill.

His jail sentence was related to the facilitation of a bribe from arms company Thint, allegedly to President Jacob Zuma.

When he was paroled, there were suggestions that this was because of his political ties.


  • IandI - 2011-03-22 14:29

    Nothing will come of this as Shaik is JZ's best buddy and has plenty dirt on the arms deal participants and benefactors.Only the grim reaper can solve this one, unfortunately he is taking too long.

      watalife - 2011-03-22 14:38

      He will get a free pass.

      Shaba1 - 2011-03-22 15:08

      @Lacoste - he belongs in the slammer we all know it and so do you!!!

      B line - 2011-03-22 15:15

      @Lacoste - This SHIT that is going on here is not normal procedure. Are you from Zorcnick?

      Rob Gunning - 2011-03-22 15:44

      @Lacoste - Shaik as a convicted fellon is assaulting South African citizens. He is meant to be in jail already not running around causing more of a nuisance.

  • zulufox - 2011-03-22 14:29

    he's really on shacky ground, you can't go around beating people up and claim that you are terminally-ill...

  • Luckybugger - 2011-03-22 14:39

    Maybe Fake should request to be incarcerated cause his mate Cyril has copped he is mostproberbly next, I hope as I think he could embaress Jake the snake

  • DW - 2011-03-22 14:43

    They will keep passing this hot potato around until after elections and then hope it will go away. This weekend they were trying to imply that Zuma has dumped Shaik. If this is so, speak up Shabir. No reason why you should take the fall all on your own. Somehow, I doubt it though. How else does he get away with what he is getting away with (false terminal illness, staying in hospital instead of in jail, getting away with repeated parole violations with no repercussions etc etc)? He has influence in high places, there is no doubt about that.

  • Mike or Mpho - 2011-03-22 15:26

    Maybe the ANC will build Shaik a private "prison" for R170mil?

  • Joe_Public - 2011-03-22 15:32

    Simphiwe appointed by baas Jacob? Can't have something Shaiky being investigated when bro Mo is in charge of "intelligence" and Jacob might go down Mo or bro start singing.

  • Nelster - 2011-03-22 15:33

    I still don't think it is fair that Shaik must sit in jail while Zuma walks around free. Both should sit, only fair.

      Calmone - 2011-03-22 16:13

      The whole lot are unfair.Zuma is now President and Shake Rattle and Roll os out on parole.

  • saliem - 2011-03-24 08:52

    Quite extraordinary that a mickey mouse common law assault charge should be given to the public prosecutor... surely that's not common practice? Normally such cases are dealt with via a magistrates court and, in most cases, a fine is meted out as punishment.

  • Carl Muller - 2011-03-27 12:55

    I wonder what how quick I will be locked up when I assault Shaik.

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