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Sanef wants alleged assault probed

2011-03-01 19:45

Johannesburg - The SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) on Tuesday called for a full investigation into convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik's alleged assault of a journalist on a Durban golf course.

"Sanef supports the laying of criminal charges by Khoza against Shaik and urges that an investigation be carried out speedily," it said.

Shaik allegedly throttled journalist Amanda Khoza and slapped her across the face on Saturday.

Following a tip-off, the Sunday Tribune had assigned her and freelance photographer Charmel Bowman to go to the Papwa Sewgowlum course in Durban, where Shaik was possibly contravening his parole conditions.

Khoza reportedly claimed Shaik confronted her when she hid behind a tree to avoid being in the way of play on the course. He reportedly asked her to move, then asked who had sent her and how he would know whether she was a terrorist.

During the alleged scuffle, other golfers allegedly hit the photographer and grabbed his camera.

Shaik was quoted in the Sunday Independent as denying the assault. He claimed Khoza was rude and did not produce her business card.

Shaik avoided serving 15 years behind bars for fraud when he was released on parole about two years ago on grounds he was terminally ill.

Sanef also condemned police attacks on journalists.

Sowetan scribe Penwell Dlamini and photographer Antonio Muchave were arrested by Hillbrow police on December 29. They were detained while covering a story on the eviction of nine families from Regal Court flats in the Johannesburg city centre.

Comments
  • exocist - 2011-03-01 20:01

    During the alleged scuffle, other golfers allegedly hit the photographer and grabbed his camera. is it a male or female jurno? make up your bee minds damit

      thomas.gosling1 - 2011-03-01 20:31

      Exocist, you are a fool, damit.

      Other Justin - 2011-03-02 13:16

      The photographer was a male and the journo was a female. Two different people. Fourth paragraph dude

      amos - 2011-03-23 15:53

      why is sheik being hounded? surely he is entitled to his privacy? If i was hounded i would probably not only destroy the camera but give the "paparazzi" some thing to remember me.

  • Rev. H-Cubed - 2011-03-01 20:12

    Two people, exocist. Female reporter with male cameraman, as I understand it.

  • lldoidge - 2011-03-01 20:21

    Shaik will be "vindicated" ala Cele!!!!!

  • fuglybob - 2011-03-01 20:44

    Terminally ill and playing golf? Wow miracle cure or what?

      GrimReaper10 - 2011-03-01 21:12

      Miracle cure? He probably took two or three showers with Zuma. Maybe Zuma must start bottling his shower water. He cant become rich while doing nothing...o wait, he has that already.

      skunk - 2011-03-02 11:04

      Jip, miracles stll happen these days if you are a croney of the ruling party. Viva, viva

  • Madelane - 2011-03-01 20:54

    Shaik is ANC royal game....he is untouchable

  • GrimReaper10 - 2011-03-01 21:08

    So...exactly how long do you have when your terminally ill? And why is Shaik still hanging around on planet earth? Hes got an ANC card, right? He could be in heaven by now.

  • Other Justin - 2011-03-02 13:16

    The photographer was a male and the journo was a female. Two different people. Fourth paragraph dude.

  • Other Justin - 2011-03-02 13:17

    If you vote ANC, this is what you get....

  • amos - 2011-03-23 15:52

    why is sheik being hounded? surely he is entitled to his privacy? If i was hounded i would probably not only destroy the camera but give the "paparazzi" some thing to remember me.

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