Crime unit to investigate Shaik - DA

2011-03-30 21:11

Johannesburg - The commercial crimes unit at the Johannesburg Central Police Station will investigate convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik's alleged breach of the Companies Act, the DA said on Wednesday.

The Democratic Alliance laid charges against Shaik after reports that he was still listed as a director of a company that was involved in South Africa's arms deal.

"Mr Shaik needs to take responsibility for his apparent failure to comply with the legislation," DA federal chairperson Wilmot James said in a statement.

"If Mr Shaik instructed his auditors to engage with Cipro [Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office] on this matter, as he suggests in this morning's Beeld, then it is his responsibility to follow the matter up, and ensure that his auditors have carried out his request."

Cipro said they had not heard from Shaik's auditors, James said.

Police spokesperson Vish Naidoo said he could not confirm that the commercial crime unit would be investigating. He said only once investigations had started would he be able to do so.

The Sunday Times reported that Shaik was listed as a director of KobiProp, previously a subsidiary of the Nkobi Group, which was fined for corruption during Shaik's fraud and corruption trial, which ended in 2005.

Shaik's lawyer Reeves Parsee told the Sunday Times: "He [Shaik] said he had given his accountants instructions to resign himself from KobiProp. He doesn't know why this hasn't been reflected."

According to the Companies Act someone found guilty of theft, fraud, forgery, uttering a forged document or corruption cannot hold a directorship.

Shaik is the sole "active" director of KobiProp, according to Cipro.

  • Coffeeor Me - 2011-03-30 21:24

    President JZ, jou maaitjie is nou in die K@K, interesting to see how this ball will be bat!

  • giuliano - 2011-03-30 21:32

    shaik needs to be terminally ill in jail where he belongs,but his fatcat buddies dont want him in jail because he is going to take them down with him..bunch of corrupt $#@$*&

  • Doug - 2011-03-30 21:36

    Is Shaik getting his ideas from Scandal or Scandal getting their ideas from Shhaik. Just asking?

      Brownskin - 2011-03-31 07:18

      he's a master, scandal is geeting the idea from him.

  • gizzy - 2011-03-30 21:38

    I'd like the DA or any other party to ask how many prisoners have died in prison in the last year. That would prove that Shaik got preferential treatment!!!!

  • SimonP - 2011-03-30 21:41

    Malema had instructed his resignation, as did Yengeni and now Shaik. Coincidence? I dont think so. The whole of the ANC elite are at it, next Winnie and the travelgate guilty will be spewing the same bile. What is Zuma doing about it, sweet FA as he is getting his kick backs from these criminals. ANC = Mafia.

  • Julia - 2011-03-30 21:41

    Question have you, Mr Shaik received monetary gains from aforementioned company, if the answer is yes, stop insulting the people of SA's intelligence - Go back to jail, stop hidding behind youre criminal political buddies who are just as corrupt as you.

      OuWitBooi - 2011-03-30 22:05

      Excellent question.

  • Geoffrey - 2011-03-30 22:50

    Let the Hawks investigate him they will catch the rat.

      nixcroft - 2011-03-31 10:04

      the same hawks that is in the pocket of the ANC fatcats ? The hawks=police = Another New Corruption. Why do you think the scorpions were disbanded ? becoz they were by law independent of the executive. In south africa that means the ANC

  • JBP - 2011-03-31 07:07

    And what does the " Accountants " say ???

  • hf44083 - 2011-03-31 08:01

    Another waste of time and money where this man is concerned. Nothing will happen, the poor sick man on his death bed plays golf twice a week and was given back his millions from crime. Taxpayers paying for nothing again.

  • Bexiebee - 2011-03-31 08:20

    How many old, REALLY sick people are still in prison? How's Clive Derby-Lewis doing? The ruling party is causing its very own demise - laat hulle opneek soos hulle wil!

  • Chipster - 2011-03-31 08:42

    I am still in awe that only one party of a corrupt partnership is properly followed up on like this, while the other ones in the arms deal are still happily running the country into the ground. Why are all the other corrupt politicians in the arms scandal still untouched?

  • cruelone - 2011-03-31 10:27

    there is a lot of corruption in this country and it's been like that for a very long time even before the ANC government. the thing is we always want to blame it on someone else.

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