NPA hands Shaik docket back to cops

2011-04-12 07:46

Johannesburg - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has handed the docket on Schabir Shaik's alleged assault of a journalist back to the police for further investigation, The New Age reported on Tuesday.

The newspaper quoted KwaZulu-Natal's acting director of prosecutions, Simphiwe Mlotshwa, as saying the police investigation was "incomplete".

Last month, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions received the police docket relating to Shaik's alleged assault of Sunday Tribune journalist Amanda Khoza.

Shaik allegedly slapped and throttled her on the Papwa Sewgolum golf course on Saturday, February 26 while she was on assignment, covering his playing golf while out on parole.

Shaik served just over two years of a 15 year sentence, most of which he spent in a medical unit.

He was given medical parole on grounds that he was terminally ill, but opposition parties have questioned whether he is indeed ill following various sightings of him in public.

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

  • Tieneke - 2011-04-12 07:51

    Surprise, surprise, surprise NOT!!!!!

  • Slapper - 2011-04-12 08:05

    Here we go again. The same crooks helping each other. Why can we never nail these Bastards? Because the people in charge wont act, unless the situation affects them.

      ruadrauflessa - 2011-04-12 08:57

      It does affect them... if Shaik actually takes a hit I bet you he will spill the beans on the rest of them in order to cover hi ass.

      LadyJJ - 2011-04-12 10:40

      I don't know why they are wasting time,they know nothing is going to come of this

  • Michelle - 2011-04-12 08:24

    Pass the buck.... what else is new?

  • leeupan - 2011-04-12 08:34

    It is absolutely we have a full grown well fed healthy convicted criminal given parole on grounds that he is terminally ill!!! What the heck is going on in this country??? When he was in jail he was allways in tears and could not take his punishment like a man...pathetic...and now he starts slapping women around!! The SAPS should do it`s job and charge him for assault. I hope the reporter will not be intimidated. Well anything is possible it seems.

  • Green Oaks - 2011-04-12 08:41

    Its easier for the docket to go missing when at the cops than the NPA. Only just !!

  • XAD - 2011-04-12 08:43

    And there it will fall into this country's biggest crack ...the SAPD

  • Gido - 2011-04-12 08:59

    Time to call in the public protector.. someone's dragging their feet.. I'm so excited.. democracy is coming to the RSA!!

  • Will99 - 2011-04-12 09:06

    New day, Same story line...

  • v3 - 2011-04-12 09:45

    Meanwhile, back in the townships, the number of vigilante actions against alleged criminals by "ordinary people", who don't trust the police or justice system, keeps rising. This (together with the booming security industry in the suburbs) is the true measure of confidence in the Law - and the ability of the police to get community co-operation.

  • Bosmonster - 2011-04-12 10:09

    In who's locker will this docket end up?

  • GT - 2011-04-12 10:28

    File 13

  • LadyJJ - 2011-04-12 10:40

    I don't know why they are wasting time,they know nothing is going to come of this

  • LadyJJ - 2011-04-12 10:40

    I don't know why they are wasting time,they know nothing is going to come of this

  • coolwaynie - 2011-04-12 11:38

    Surprisingly enough...these types of investigations are very straightforward. Mr Plod had clearly been bought but methinks he did not expect the docket to be returned for further investigation. Mr Plod will now be doing a headless chicken dance to please explain to Shake Shake Cancer Man why this has not all 'gone away'.

  • Point Blank - 2011-04-12 15:38

    Blah blah ...snore. What an unsuprising turn of events...

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