Office 'still waiting' for Shaik file

2011-03-20 14:39

Johannesburg - Three weeks after Schabir Shaik allegedly assaulted a journalist on a Durban golf course, it was still not clear whether the convicted fraudster would face criminal charges, the Sunday Tribune reported.

An official at the prosecutor's office in Pietermaritzburg said on Friday they had still not received a docket from the police.

"We hope it will reach us before close of business. Once the director receives it, he will evaluate its contents before making a decision," Natasha Ramkisson was quoted as saying.

Tribune journalist Amanda Khoza last heard from police on March 4, via an SMS. It informed her that the case had been transferred to provincial level and that she would be informed of the prosecutor's decision within a fortnight.

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

Meanwhile the man Shaik allegedly punched outside a Durban mosque two weeks ago has declined to report the assault, the Sunday Tribune reported. Mohamed Ismail was allegedly punched when he complained that Shaik had parked him in, preventing him from getting to his daughter in hospital.

Shaik was released from prison on Wednesday afternoon after being arrested for allegedly violating his parole conditions,

  • Slapper - 2011-03-20 14:54

    I dont think anything is going to happen to Sheik, without huge fallout dropping on Zuma and others heads. The whole thing stinks to high heaven

      Pieter Wolf - 2011-03-20 15:06

      And the files will disappear.

  • 300katoom - 2011-03-20 15:01

    All will be lost and life in SA will plod along, people will bitch and wine say this say that, this is what SA has come to

  • bosegoos - 2011-03-20 15:10

    It should not take 3 weeks to complete an investigation on an assault case and forward the docket to the senior prosecutor. This is apparently another cover-up for Shaik and the complainant should use all means to her disposal to force the SAP to expedite the matter. This man cannot get away again!

  • Macho Mike - 2011-03-20 15:30

    Eish, when you are a scabanga like Shaik, you get away with murder in the new SA.

  • Mikey777 - 2011-03-20 15:39

    Give the man a break and let him get on with his life!! It seems the media and especially the DA have an obsession with the man.Why don't you guys focus your energies on the corrupt politicians eg Corruption and tender irregularities in the Durban Ethekwini council. Ask any golfer if he wants to interrupted during a game, answer NO! I would have probably swiped the nosy journalist with my Driving club.

      semaj - 2011-03-20 16:28

      Give him a break? he has had a break, trashed it and deserves to be removed from society for thinking that he is above any rules and regulations. Terminally ill people do not play golf unless they really need to enjoy the last round of their life. Better he get on with it and go blind or die, then we might have sympathy.

      Roderick - 2011-03-20 17:19

      Ummm, Mikey... Why do you think Shaik was in prison in the first place? It was for bribing a corrupt politician!

      Benzo - 2011-03-20 19:03

      "Give the man a break....."..that's what the other 200.000 people in jail would like as well even without playing golf!.

  • kilo39 - 2011-03-20 16:38

    has Mohamed Ismail sold his silence ? are the authorities awaiting further instructions from shaik's mutually corrupt friends? is Amanda Khoza receiving offers for withdrawing her charges? is the Papwa Sewgolum golf course's name being dragged into the mud or is it a haven for known gangsters? when will shaik stop laughing at the grim reaper and the rest of real south africa?

  • Desmond - 2011-03-20 16:47

    I honestly think she deserved a slap. Leave people alone and let them get on with their lives. If I decide to pick up my camera on day, claim to be a journalist and follow her around how would she feel.

      cerveza - 2011-03-20 18:25

      @Desmond - she would probably feel like the reason her case of assault takes so long is becasue the police rather follows her around with a camera than protect the public against criminals. And your job is to protect people from being slapped, not justify the actions of criminals. When people complain about corrupt incompotent police the speak about you. You give the uniform a bad name.

  • Sword&Cross - 2011-03-20 19:42

    FREEDOM DAY, officially becomes "SLAP A SHAIK DAY"

  • Sword&Cross - 2011-03-20 19:44

    even better, "SLAP A ZUMA" DAY

  • Kaizo - 2011-03-20 20:10

    The files sent by snail mail?

  • Nkunzi - 2011-03-20 23:26

    And the blowflies will decend on the rotting carcass of our justice system.............

      Nkunzi - 2011-03-20 23:28

      Oops - 'descend'? - 2011-03-21 07:10

      What justice system as we seem to have two. One for us commoners and one for ANC and their buddies.

  • onetickie - 2011-03-21 13:05

    My father was in the agricultural sector in East Africa. Out of frustration with an unqualified employee he sent him to a hardware store for a "long 'weight' ". The store manager caught on and guided him to a chair. There he waited for a very, very long time before being told they didn't have one :)

      Mordred - 2011-03-22 07:13

      This is sooooo sad but I had a damn good laugh.

  • Mordred - 2011-03-22 07:12

    What file? There is no file.

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