Booysen is a liar - Schabir Shaik

2016-09-06 17:10
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Durban - Suspended KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Johan Booysen said he had found an unexpected supporter in convicted fraudster and former Jacob Zuma ally Schabir Shaik.

Booysen has broken rank in an explosive tell-all book expected to be released this week.

The book reveals avenues of his protracted court battles in the struggle to keep his job, the suspension of the so-called "Cato Manor death squad" and the agendas to capture key law enforcement institutions including the Hawks and Ipid.

In a closing chapter of the book, Booysen describes how his life had been affected by challenging the corridors of power.

He writes of receiving a tip that his life was in danger, and while in Durban with his bodyguard, running into Shaik at a city computer shop:

"Johan walked across Florida Road to a computer shop.

"The bodyguard waited outside.

"Three men walked in.

"One of them was Schabir Shaik...

"Shaik stopped in front of him.


"Johan looked up.

"'You have my support. But you should have taken what [Riah] Phiyega offered you. Never trust them. Fuck them! Fight them!'"

Shaik however had a different take on this, speaking to News24 on Tuesday.

"Do I talk to Booysen like that? Definitely not. I can assure you, he is a liar," he said.

"He can't just put words in my mouth. Would I say those things about people who I fought alongside, definitely no," Shaik added.

Shaik was convicted on charges of fraud and, classified as terminally ill, was released on medical parole in 2009.

In 2015 he said he was well enough to kick a News24 reporter in the genitals during a heated interview over his health.

Read more on:    hawks  |  johan booysen  |  shabir shaik  |  durban

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