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Shaik accused of assaulting journo

2011-02-27 13:37

Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance on Sunday called for a full investigation into convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik's alleged assault of a journalist on a golf course in Durban.

The KwaZulu-Natal journalist was expected to open a case of assault against Shaik, who allegedly throttled her and slapped her face on Saturday, the Sunday Independent reported.

Journalist Amanda Khoza and freelance photographer Charmel Bowman were assigned by the Sunday Tribune after a tip-off that Shaik was possibly contravening his parole conditions by playing golf at the Papwa Sewgowlum in Durban on Saturday.

"While Schabir Shaik may not have been in breach of his generous parole conditions by playing a round of golf, a parole is a conditional release premised on the condition that you lead an exemplary life and do not commit further crimes," DA spokesperson James Selfe said on Sunday.

"If you do, you can and should be returned to jail, because clearly the concession granted to you, to serve correctional supervision outside prison, has not had an effect," he said.

Terminally ill

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

Khoza reportedly claimed that Shaik confronted her when she hid behind a tree to avoid being in way of play on the golf course.

He reportedly asked her to move then asked who had sent her and how he would know if she was not 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.

Correctional services ministerial spokesperson Sonwabo Mbananga was not immediately available for comment.

Comments
  • Ben - 2011-02-27 13:49

    How terminally ill are you REALLY if you can still play golf and hit someone two years on!! This is such a farce! If you are politically connected in SA you can get away with ANYTHING!

      Grant - 2011-02-27 13:54

      He will never be brought to book, he knows way too much about Zuma and his dealings.

      AM Library - 2011-02-27 14:10

      But the unniverse has a funny way of handing back what you give. In other words - what goes around, comes around. Watch and wait.

      Carlos - 2011-02-27 14:16

      Regarding what Grant says about this CRIMINAL knowing too much about "our" PRESIDENT, I believe the National Prosecution Authority has denied the DA access to the files which provide the reasons why the criminal charges against Zuma were dropped. Where's the transparency? Like in Animal Farm, some animals are more equal than others!!

      derkus - 2011-02-27 15:02

      murder included

      Heks - 2011-02-27 15:54

      Bring the bliksem to book!

      Hardtail - 2011-02-28 08:01

      I thought he was supposed to be dead now?

      REALIST - 2011-02-28 10:42

      Never too sick to hit a woman - that low life piece of dung should still be behind bars! Suppose it's easy to get off if you know of all of JZ's activities!

      tau.leoster - 2011-03-07 12:22

      Politically connected to the ANC that is!!!! Do the rest of the world actually ever see this type of news, so that they too can realise what a corrupt governement we have in South Africa??? .

  • Shisstirrer QBE - 2011-02-27 14:14

    Zooms is too deep up his butt to do anything.

      Ed - 2011-02-27 14:55

      and the guptas know too much as well

  • Perfume - 2011-02-27 14:21

    She should of spat in his bloody face....amazing how he suddenly recovered from some terminally ill disease!!!!!!!

      IandI - 2011-03-01 08:20

      The journalist was probably hallucinating! I have never heard of a golf-playing, journalist-slapping ghost!

  • ASDEB - 2011-02-27 14:26

    Schabir is going to make billions! He has found a cure for Death! It apparently involves golf, and a bit of slap without the tickle.

      Jeannene - 2011-02-28 08:44

      Let's not forget that our president also found a cure for AIDS - the shower! I'm sure people overseas are laughing their asses off at South Africans. Look how our country has gone to ruins because of them!

  • exocist - 2011-02-27 14:29

    another one who deserves mob justice TICK TOCK TICK TOCK

      Mike - 2011-02-27 16:12

      Hmmm, shades here of Staggie burgers with Pagad chips and a Shabby shake to go with it. Staggie burgers didn't taste too good - little bits of lead and a disctinct petrol flavour

  • Snucky@24.com - 2011-02-27 14:33

    Shaik is your atypical South African No.1 sleazeball. Hes just a low life who thinks hes special. Hes about as special as dog shit.

  • rottie4 - 2011-02-27 14:35

    Shame!! He was probably in his death throes. Hitting out at a female journalist was just an involuntary reflex.. Feel sorry for the poor RSole!!

  • Bugger - 2011-02-27 14:38

    Hardereen, I think you need to get a life it is obvious you are brain wash by your peers and racial disturbed The report is not white and the DA fully intergrated un like other political groups

      POLLENYS - 2011-02-27 15:37

      Joke's on you, stupid. Can't you distinguish sarcasm from fact?

  • ASDEB - 2011-02-27 14:39

    I wonder if Schabir had a spotter, in this article http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Schabir-behaves-well-gets-reward-20100811 it says he lost half his eyesight. Maybe that means "Hey Bru, I can't see myself staying indoors today" or does he sleep with one eye open?

      noddie.999 - 2011-02-27 14:47

      ASDEB, that is one of the funniest things I have read all day ... thanks for the laugh!

  • noddie.999 - 2011-02-27 14:44

    Would it be cool if Shaik really did get terminally ill and die!

      Cyril - 2011-02-27 15:01

      Well at least it would prove nobody was lying!!!

      Carlos - 2011-02-27 15:01

      Without wishing him any ill fortune, that's why he was released on parole in the first place, not so? If that was untrue his lord should punish him!!

      Heks - 2011-02-27 15:57

      Common Shabir prove the authorities right and DIE

  • Frank - 2011-02-27 14:45

    He is still alive I THOUGHT HE WAS DYING. Isn't it called defeating the ends of justice to lie.

  • Firebird - 2011-02-27 14:46

    Great life for a convict to be playing golf. I bet all inmates would love to do the same.

  • Cyril - 2011-02-27 14:59

    SHAIK MUST DO HIS TIME. HE IS A CONVICTED CRIMINAL!!

      mjv - 2011-02-27 15:33

      NO NO NO, you must understand, mates of zoooma's acts can be blamed on apartheid

  • VM1 - 2011-02-27 15:27

    Golf is very therapeutic - Go Schabir - I bet "POW" Clive Derby Lewis would like to play golf too - not a chance ! ! ! !

  • Heks - 2011-02-27 15:53

    Shake the hell out of this bloke. He needs to be taught some manners. Viva the journalists Viva! Don't let the metter rest here!

  • dwchrstnsn - 2011-02-27 15:53

    surely this man is in breach of golf club etiquet?

      Crispy_Duck - 2011-02-27 16:09

      I bet he didn't even repair his divots...

  • Mike - 2011-02-27 16:07

    Trash, the whole lot of them. All the politicians in his pocket, the lot.

  • deonjoubsnr - 2011-02-27 16:17

    What about the when Zuma isn't in power anymore?

  • Stephen - 2011-02-27 16:21

    The biggest farce in our country's history , he will die in hell in 30yrs time...!

      Grant - 2011-02-28 11:20

      First person ever to be alive entering hell..? Ha ha ha.

  • DW - 2011-02-27 16:24

    The sad truth is that Shaik gets to play golf because he is a mate of the president. There is nothing physically wrong with him. Clive Derby-Lewis, who is genuinely dying is not granted parole to die a dignified death because of who he killed and who he doesnt know. The system stinks.

      Paco7 - 2011-02-28 08:33

      Shaik did not take the life of a freedom fighter,so Derby-Lewis deserves his fate as he chose to take a human life so he must pay in this world and the hereafter

  • Joryha@24.com - 2011-02-27 16:29

    Is this guy still alive? He was diagnosed to be terminally ill. Somebody got it wrong. Those who I have known who were diagnosed terminally ill 1 year ago have all passed on.

  • Madelane - 2011-02-27 16:34

    That headline should read Shaik convicted fraudster with a generally corrupt relationship with Jacob Zuma, not that the law reads it that way as the law here seems to regard corruption as a one sided affair. Nevertheless terminally ill Shaik should be behind bars as his attorneys definition of terminally ill is the disease that we all suffer from.....we all die eventually.

      Deon - 2011-02-27 21:33

      Brilliant

  • Steve - 2011-02-27 16:42

    Maybe we should encourage him to play golf, most lightening strike victims are in open spaces when they get hit, except if in a shack.

  • stentor - 2011-02-27 16:54

    This is his first punishment, that by the verdict of his own heart no guilty man is acquitted. JUVENAL ________________________________________________________________________

  • Jason - 2011-02-27 17:03

    He got released because he was on the brink of death!!! So if you can play golf he can do time!!

  • DW - 2011-02-27 17:27

    As I understand it, after his last parole violation, he was told that if he did anything else that violated his parole, he would go back to jail. Lets see if the justice system does what they are supposed to do now that he will have an assault charge against him...unless someone "loses" the file.

  • Bill Xhosa - 2011-02-27 17:40

    I don't know his latest parole restrictions but according to the latest I could find online he is allowed out of the house Saturdays from 1100h to 1700h. Besides he was probably going to a doctor's appt. I'm sure his doctor was somewhere on the course. Mind you according to what I read he is blind in one eye and suffers from high blood pressure. Since golf tends to raise blood pressure isn't he putting his life at risk. Also his score must be crap being blind in one eye. http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Schabir-behaves-well-gets-reward-20100811

      Realist - 2011-02-27 18:16

      haaa haaa good one. Amazing that the criminal can even get time out to play golf? Wow! He will meet his moses soon. We all suffer with a terminally ill condition. Its called LIFE, you eventually die!

      moiraine - 2011-02-27 18:21

      Bill you bring tears to my eyes! Tears of mirth!

      Nkunzi - 2011-02-28 00:49

      And, being this corrupt fraudster, we can be certain he crooks his golf score .............. Those that play golf with him, should watch him!

  • Jim - 2011-02-27 17:42

    Well, he is dying technically - as we all are! It might just take him another 30 to 40 years to complete the cycle....

  • mpanzame - 2011-02-27 18:01

    I say, lets get Hollywood to make a moooovie about this dooos. Jake Zooomer apparently has a good relationship with Jesus, and seemingly - miracles still happen - like Shabbys recovery, - and the shower that kills aids, and the way Zumas corruption diappeared, and how Irvin Khozas daughter miraculously got knocked up with JZs sperm, and how a beer bottle miraculously jumped into Yangenis hand, and so it goes on in SA.... Why are we keeping theses things from the world??

  • DeonL - 2011-02-27 18:01

    He is a disgrace to South Afica

  • Bill - 2011-02-27 18:07

    Horrible little worm of a man!!!

  • feppie - 2011-02-27 19:35

    Previously, the authorities found that he was terminally ill, he had lost half his sight and that chronic high blood pressure had affected his kidneys and brain. This was last November! That qualified him to get medical parole! Now the bugger is enjoying golf while other criminals are in jail! PRIVILEGES FOR COMRADES! SHAME ON YOU ANC!

  • burtfred - 2011-02-27 20:33

    Waste of time posting here, the moderator keeps deleting my comments. The same news 24 that I was not allowed to buy shares in because I'm not a PDI, even though the cahirman is a dutchman.

      John Wilderness - 2011-02-28 04:06

      If your views are not pro white then it is not acceptable here on a news24 forum. Anything anti-black goes here and the hated ANC is fair game. Well ofcourse now I will be called a communist or ANC supporter or whatever but ofcourse lies can only stick here on News24. Else where it just slides off and vanishes.

      AJ - 2011-02-28 09:30

      @John Wilderness, it is fair to say most uses on here appear to be non-ANC Supporters and DA Supporters, so negative comments on what is commonly accepted to be a failing government is hardly unlikely, nor is it anti-black (as the ANC is by it's own admission 'for all'). Perhaps for us actually living here, it hardens our resolve and social commentary on the myriad of things that are affecting us and the country negatively. Fortunately, you dont have to worry about that....which is kinda cool dont you think?

  • RobertKay - 2011-02-27 21:00

    A dying man? HA! He has a lot on Zuma, and is therefore protected. He was never on his "last legs" when he was released. Be interesting to see whether the poice will open a docket. If not, then you can accept that this place is in serious trouble!

  • Sizwe - 2011-02-27 21:34

    "During the alleged scuffle, other golfers allegedly hit the photographer and grabbed his camera". When all is said and done Schabir is not guilty on the facts (of this case) before us, that is the simple aspect of this particular incident. Now let it go.

      Bill Xhosa - 2011-02-28 02:24

      Let it go???? Did you have an extra helping of moron with breakfast this morning? You are quite right. Currently the alleged assault and altercation with the journalists is a lot of he said she said and there is no proof of anything. BUT is Shaik not a convicted criminal? Shouldn't he be in jail except for the fact that he has been released on parole because of his terminal illness? Do all terminally ill convicts get released to play golf in SA? My father is terminally ill and I find it highly improbable that I'll see him playing golf before I see him in a coffin.

      AJ - 2011-02-28 09:33

      @Sizwe - I wonder what else you would be prepared to 'let go', Sizwe?

      Other Justin - 2011-02-28 11:13

      Sizwe, did you little challenged brain conveniently skip over the part that said 'The KwaZulu-Natal journalist was expected to open a case of assault against Shaik, who allegedly throttled her and slapped her face on Saturday, the Sunday Independent reported.' Freaking CHOP!

  • tjs - 2011-02-28 07:40

    Not doing to badly for a man that was at deaths door a couple of years ago!!!

  • DebbyLou - 2011-02-28 07:56

    If you are terminally ill then you definitely won't be playing golf! And surely if one was released 2 years ago for being terminally ill - you would be dead by now? Generally these people don't survive too long... another misuse of our system - maybe he paid somebody off! It wouldn't surprise me in the least!

  • G-Force - 2011-02-28 07:59

    Dear Shabba, you are a common criminal and along with 99.99% of other South Africans, I hate you because you have no integrity and the moral fibre of a squash ball. You are also now, a woman beater. Your parents and your God must be so very proud.

  • jwill - 2011-02-28 08:07

    Playing golf and suffering from dangerously high blood pressure is not a good combination.....I'm sure his doctor didn't prescribe golf as the best cure for hypertension. Ah well, what's new in South Africa.

  • danielgie - 2011-02-28 08:20

    the problem lies with clubs , who allow him on their premises , if he was banned from these and other recreational facilities , only allowed to go to hospital for his pills to ease his pain whilst being terminally ill , different story .

  • wgibsonsa - 2011-02-28 08:31

    The anc Looks after their own. When will the poor realise that the anc only want you for votes. They will never give you what they have promised. Then again it is largely the uneducated and illitarate masses that vote for this corrupt and diseased party. Lets see what comes of this assault story.

  • exocist - 2011-02-28 08:39

    During the alleged scuffle, other golfers allegedly hit the photographer and grabbed his camera. IS THE JURNO A MAN OR WOMAN MAKE UP YOUR BLOODY MINDS BEE IDIOTS

      Lauren - 2011-02-28 11:33

      There was a female journalist and a male photographer present.

      Lauren - 2011-02-28 11:34

      Random BEE comment. What's your excuse for not reading properly?

  • Skhumbuzo - 2011-02-28 08:51

    we are always told not to give up on life irrespective of how terminally ill we are. People suffering from various forms of ailments are encouraged to live their lives to the fullest and never let the unfortunate circumstances of their ill-health become an impediment from enjoying life. Now, how come we all make such a big fuss that Mr Shaik was trying to brighten up his life by enjoying a calming game of golf with friends who care when his privacy was cruelly disturbed by a probing journo. I 'd be upset too if i were Mr Shaik. What do you expect him to do, lie in bed and wait for his death? He is not dead yet for crying out loud, so let him do things that take his pain go away and and have a momorable life on earth.

      Other Justin - 2011-02-28 11:17

      Shame dude, another mentally challenged ANC supporter? If our little friend could go outside and play golf, he can go inside and serve his sentence. If someone interupts my game of golf, yes, I will be irritated, but I am not going to grab a woman by the throat and slap her.......yet you can justify this?? Typical! Welcome to the party, you are a part of the problem!

      Felix - 2011-02-28 12:30

      I expect him to lie in jail and rot, but I would appreciate it if his cronies, who happen to have gotten away with the same crime as him, did time too...

      Mundu - 2011-02-28 17:02

      So what you are saying, Skhumbuzo, is that you are ok with this thief taking your (our) tax money and lining his and Zuma's pocket? You need to wise up.

  • cricketblaster2011 - 2011-02-28 08:54

    Guys, Gupta family is a pain in the ass. They are so influential that they can do anything. My wife is a Estate Agent and she sold a house to them. Their attorney contacted the owner of the house and signed the deal with the owner of the house with different name and they paid cash for it. Such a bunch of crooks. It costed my wife her share of commission. I am happy that they have to pay for it some or other way as GOD is watching.

  • bill - 2011-02-28 09:01

    Not bad for a dying man.I pray that this criminal will pass through death's door soon to alleviate his suffering.

  • callan - 2011-02-28 09:07

    The Shaiks, Guptas ect have JZ by the short & curlys... That the problem with selling your soul Mr President... The Devil always collects!

  • Skhumbuzo - 2011-02-28 09:08

    we are always told not to give up on life irrespective of how terminally ill we are. People suffering from various forms of ailments are encouraged to live their lives to the fullest and never let the unfortunate circumstances of their ill-health become an impediment from enjoying life. Now, how come we all make such a big fuss that Mr Shaik was trying to brighten up his life by enjoying a calming game of golf with friends who care when his privacy was cruelly disturbed by a probing journo. I 'd be upset too if i were Mr Shaik. What do you expect him to do, lie in bed and wait for his death? He is not dead yet for crying out loud, so let him do things that take his pain go away and and have a momorable life on earth.

      AJ - 2011-02-28 09:35

      You are kidding, right?

  • Skhumbuzo - 2011-02-28 09:10

    we are always told not to give up on life irrespective of how terminally ill we are. People suffering from various forms of ailments are encouraged to live their lives to the fullest and never let the unfortunate circumstances of their ill-health become an impediment from enjoying life. Now, how come we all make such a big fuss that Mr Shaik was trying to brighten up his life by enjoying a calming game of golf with friends who care when his privacy was cruelly disturbed by a probing journo. I 'd be upset too if i were Mr Shaik. What do you expect him to do, lie in bed and wait for his death? He is not dead yet for crying out loud, so let him do things that take his pain go away and and have a momorable life on earth.

      tut - 2011-02-28 10:26

      Off course not! Watch him climb Mount Kilimanjaro unaided on his hands on the Discovery Channel this weekend. Shabir is a medical miracle who makes Lance Armstrong look like a concrete filled mannequin!

      Other Justin - 2011-02-28 11:18

      shurrrup!

      Lauren - 2011-02-28 11:37

      Do you understand that if you are well enough to play golf, you are well enough to serve out your prison term? Do you deliberately miss the point, or were you trained to only focus on the aspects that benefit your party?

      Mundu - 2011-02-28 17:04

      We got it Skhum bozo! now sod off.

  • preshengovender69 - 2011-02-28 09:11

    Yogi Shaik brings out the Zuma out of u

  • Darwinian - 2011-02-28 09:19

    bigot...