Schabir Shaik a free man again

2011-03-16 17:31

Durban - Convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik is to be released on Wednesday after he was arrested for allegedly violating his parole conditions, the department of correctional services said.

The department said the man who was allegedly assaulted by Shaik could not be found to help with the investigations.

The Sunday Times reported that Mohammed Ismail was allegedly assaulted by Shaik at a mosque on Friday.

Addressing the media at Westville prison on Wednesday afternoon, department officials said their attempts to get hold of Ismail failed.

They said they've been told that Ismail did not wish to give evidence or to co-operate with the investigation.

  • Baboon sheperd - 2011-03-16 17:36

    Home sweet home Shabir. I wonder who's next in his list of potential victims to bliksem. I would never do anything to get a taste of this man's anger. Hy is a kwaai charu daai een! Anyway enjoy being at home Shabir.

      Blougroen - 2011-03-16 17:45

      Well - now that he knows there is no penalty for hitting someone in the applicable parole laws - he can in future use his golfclubs to perform this function - and increase his handicap to boot

      GJB - 2011-03-16 19:18

      Let the Media be the witness. The electronic one

      Felix - 2011-03-16 22:41

      Well, well, well, BS you reveal your true self. Give away troll...

  • Derek - 2011-03-16 17:36

    Why am I not surprised

      Felix - 2011-03-16 22:52

      I tried to get the odds before hand from a Pakistani bookie last week, he just laughed and said the game was already over.

  • Blikskottel - 2011-03-16 17:38

    I wonder why this man does not want to come forward? Perhaps the cops should look into this.

      Ederik - 2011-03-16 17:41

      Maybe he was silenced..........

      jollyroger - 2011-03-16 17:46

      Maybe he was PAID to be silent?

      saliem - 2011-03-16 18:25

      Helooooooooo @Blikskottel you know where the "alleged" assault took place don't you? Think carefully and you will answer your own question... :P

      Eugene - 2011-03-16 20:56

      Die donderse cops is net so skelm soos hy! As ek of jy helfde gedoen het wat die bliksem voor skuldig is het ons gesit - maar hy ken die regte mense in hoe plekke. Dit is hoe korrup hierdie regering is!

      Alan - 2011-03-17 06:39

      Yep, sure Shaik's family paid him off after they'd threatened him. Bunch of lowlife scum. Hope the next time he's on the golf course a bolt of lightning hits him and puts an end to his terminal illness, which miraculously late yesterday afternoon, as he was leaving the prison hospital, would have disappeared. Rubbish of note.

      hf44083 - 2011-03-17 07:51

      Money talks that simple

      Shadoz - 2011-03-18 12:34

      pay off

  • soupy - 2011-03-16 17:39

    I am not at all surprised, especially given the number comments in other forums on this subject in this paper predicting such an outcome. Ya think Ismail is being pre$$ured by Shaik Down's friends in the Absolutely No Clue party?

  • Racer187 - 2011-03-16 17:40


  • antonbar - 2011-03-16 17:40

    We all know what really happened, don't we? Shabby Shakedown made a call to his former client, JZ, threatening to spill the beans on the fundamentally corrupt, criminal kakistocracy known as the Azanian National Corruption-PF.

      Dr Filemon - 2011-03-16 17:48

      Anton you are so right. So what if Ismail has been paid off or threatened, what about the assualt on the reporter which is a criminal offence and therefore a violation of parole conditions. Put the crook back in a REAL prison with his other corrupt aNc mates - if you can find a prison big enough

      POLLENYS - 2011-03-16 18:10

      I think your assumtpion is the correct one. That's how things work in a corrupt state.

  • AnneB - 2011-03-16 17:41


  • R013 - 2011-03-16 17:41

    I wonder how much he was paid to not "give evidence or to co-operate with the investigation"

  • sqawkme - 2011-03-16 17:41

    Your (mine and yours) tax money used to bribe the man not to testify????

  • Drukkie - 2011-03-16 17:41

    *singing* "Money talks......dararararara ttttetete"

  • Fluffie - 2011-03-16 17:42

    I knew he was gona get out! This was just saving a bit of face with the ANC! Arrghhh!

  • jollyroger - 2011-03-16 17:45

    Aha! Back to the fine whiskeys and fat cigars. Ja, life in S.A. is good if you have political connections. I don't suppose anyone was really surprised?

  • FerretGee - 2011-03-16 17:46

    "the man who was allegedly assaulted by Shaik could not be found to help with the investigations" - of course not, he was scared off by the Imam from the Mosque and Shaik's henchmen. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to work that out. However, the other charge of assault on the Suday Tribune reporter is still being investigated and unless they get to her as well, he may find himself back in Westville prison (hopsital wing). Shaik is a disgrace and even a bigger disgrace to his faith. Mind you, what eles did we expect? Anyone for golf??

  • Hungwe - 2011-03-16 17:46

    Only because he is terrified of laying a charge against shifty Shaik, however what goes round comes round and Shaik had best remember that - his corruption will catch up with him.

  • onetickie - 2011-03-16 17:47

    OMG! A true signal to the criminals out there that crime does pay. And as to what the world is thinking and saying about us I simply 'cringe' with embarrassment.

      Craig Illman - 2011-03-16 18:34

      I can assure you the world does not give a hoot. I live in the UK and they hardly know who zuma is so all the others are non entities. I love the way South Africans think the world is watching them. Trust me we have other things to worry about like cats up trees etc.

      Colin Dovey - 2011-03-16 19:42

      Craig Illman pls just Google your name and see how much of what is being said by you, and all that write here - you may be surprised :-)

      ALCAB - 2011-03-16 21:20

      @Craig Illman, if you have other things to worry about why are you reading and posting this article?

      Susannomore - 2011-03-17 08:01

      Craig - if you are not watching, go away. There are people out there who are watching, due to the fact that we control most of the world's gold resources. Go away, little person

      camp.j - 2011-03-17 12:08

      Craig Illman, for someone who doesn't give a hoot about what's potting in SA... Erm, why are you reading a Saffer news site? You live in UK, wowZA, we're all jealous. Sack the news sites dude, watch today's cricket instead, probably the last game you'll get to watch England play til next CWC. ;-)

      AJ - 2011-03-18 13:41

      @Susannomore: Actually we are just holding onto 3rd spot behind Russia and Australia.

  • antonbar - 2011-03-16 17:47

    And there goes the last vestige of any respect any sane person could retain for the so called Azanian "justice" system. Clearly there is NO such thing as fairness if you're connected to the Azanian National Corruption. The only rational response to this would be to become a lawbreaker yourself, seeing that the ruling class and their idiot voters are all criminals.

  • exocist - 2011-03-16 17:47

    ISMIAL is obviously a coward or he was paid off or he is dead

      Baboon sheperd - 2011-03-16 17:53

      He must have been moered thoroughly, poor Ismail. The poor guy mustjust pray hard, shame tog.

      Felix - 2011-03-16 22:50

      Funny BS, you seem to be a 'darkie racist' during the day and a 'whitey/boer racist' at night. - 2011-03-17 09:11

      @Felix .. why doesn't it occur to you that he might just be a "Neutral" person who slacks everyone equally? oh wait yea, sorry bout that, everything in this country has to do with race if you happen to mention something others don't like, forgot that. Apologies, won't happen again. =)

  • Cyberfriend - 2011-03-16 17:49

    Ismail seems very scared of the cigar smoking,golf playing terminally ill man,that is just too bad,he could actually lay a criminal charge and make a civil case against him to claim for his injuries,he did say ha felt as if he was raped,that does not mean he must be like a women too scared of Shaik

  • ssessa - 2011-03-16 17:49

    To be expected.

  • Stephen - 2011-03-16 17:50

    Now there is a huge surprise ...............NOT

  • Dee - 2011-03-16 17:52

    It makes me sick.

  • Gregory Grove - 2011-03-16 17:53

    I'm sure there is no chance that he was intimidated!!! No chance... Hmmm

  • gizzy - 2011-03-16 18:01

    Ha!ha! We told you so..... His release was the only outcome. JZ (peanut head) must have been on the phone to them. He's pooping himself that his friend will confirm what we all know.

  • Bachbabe - 2011-03-16 18:03

    I think Mohammed Ismail didn't want any midnight visits by the Cele-brigade.....

  • jacksback - 2011-03-16 18:12

    Hey everyone, here's an idea Let's stop bitching and rather use that energy to motivate our friends and family to vote!!

  • elbie.louw1 - 2011-03-16 18:12

    The poor guy probably has only one testicle left since the incident.

      Colin Dovey - 2011-03-16 19:38

      He never did have any - similar to Dewani

  • Carl Muller - 2011-03-16 18:15

    I would like to meet him, I will just have enough reporters with me to get evidence on camera...

  • Nick4me - 2011-03-16 18:16

    Hi brother Mo Shaik is the head of the SA Secret Service. To the minister of correctional service Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, save you job release Shaik otherwise you will be fired, you and your husband

  • Adam Kane - 2011-03-16 18:18

    It is not whether the guy got paid off or intimidated. He probably got told that his testimony won't ever reach court anyway. He probably believes 1) Anything he does, legally would just exacerbate his risk 2) He is perpetually at risk now 3) If he got offered a bribe, it may make his feeling of personal danger a bit more bearable.

  • another day - 2011-03-16 18:19

    This sounds very strange to me, but I'm not at all surprised.

  • Brent Kotze - 2011-03-16 18:22

    Best news for the day ! ! ! Let the man enjoy his golf

  • genie01 - 2011-03-16 18:22

    The journalist is surely available to co-operate. Ismail is not the only person he assaulted.

  • saliem - 2011-03-16 18:22

    ROPMFSL... I called it correctly :P

  • Sean - 2011-03-16 18:25

    At the risk of sounding ignorant but is there still not the charge of assault against the reporter? If so why does only the assault against Ismail count? Surely the charge relating to the assault of the report, should be enough to warrant Shaik being kept in prison?

  • Nigel - 2011-03-16 18:26

    I said it yesterday that this guy will walk free...nw i guess people believe me, his release was worse than this...

  • Slapper - 2011-03-16 18:27

    Thought so! what a farce. These guys have no shame.

  • Lily - 2011-03-16 18:28

    What a lame excuse from the correctional services.this is unbelievable.What about the assualt on the reporter which is a criminal offence and therefore a violation of parole conditions.

      saliem - 2011-03-16 18:36

      Presumed innocent until found guilty @Lily... that's how it swings :P

      ALCAB - 2011-03-16 21:30

      He was released because life threatening illness has returned.

  • Big Pete - 2011-03-16 18:30

    One phone call to JZ and he is out - What a joke! Our country is already dysfunctional

  • Carl Muller - 2011-03-16 18:31

    Money talks....was he threatened or paid.... We will always wonder....

  • burtfred - 2011-03-16 18:31

    One phone call from Shabir's boet, Mo, the head of South Africa's secret service, put the fear of Allah into the victim of Shabir's assault. No wonder he declined to give evidence. Make trouble for a Sheik and your life will be made intolerable by the connected few. Even Zuma knows this.

  • Hopeforall - 2011-03-16 18:32

    Why is everyone getting so jittery? Don't you know that Mr Shaik is innocent, until proven guilty? So whose fault is it if Mr Ismail forgot that he was assaulted by Mr Shaik, and was not available to partake in the investigation? You surely didn't expect anyone to go looking for him now, did you? That's how commu - sorry ! - DEMOCRACY works in SA, folks ! Besides, we wouldn't want Mr Shaik starting to stink up the Thint corruption case against our beloved president again, if he wasn't released quickly, now would we. We all just know what a pack of lies that whole saga was, now don't we? Just no proof, again. It just goes to show - one man's National Prosecuting Authority, is another man's friend. That's how commu - there I go again, tch, tch!- DEMOCRACY works, poor man! Now isn't that a relief? Corruption does not steal from the poor, as long as there is no proof! Indeed, why should our leaders even worry about the poor, as long as they continue to make their promises more and more attractive? The poor simply have to understand that their plight is not because of our beloved comrades stealing from them,but rather because of someone else's racism, somewhere. Surely they are are very busy people, who need to be involved with the all important business of servicing their personal financial portfolios. But don't worry, you'll here how much they love you soon, poor man - it's election time, and they need your blood again.

      burtfred - 2011-03-16 19:03

      @ Hopeforall Shaik was proven guilty of corruption in a court of law and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Being fraudulently released on parole for dubious medical reasons is a payola privelege, not a right. Being taken back into custody is not a judgement of innocence or guilt - we already know that he is guilty of fraud and corruption. Hopeforall -I do understand that your comment is spiced with a healthy dose of sarcasm and irony, but I'm afraid most of the nincompoops and illiterates that post here would not. Maybe we should draw them a picture.

  • Monica - 2011-03-16 18:32

    Wonder if Mr. Mohammed was paid to go into hiding.

  • Kobus - 2011-03-16 18:34

    Yip....quite obviously Arseholicus Shaikus is innocent, according to the gospel according to St. AnObscenicus....that is.

  • FunkyPow - 2011-03-16 18:37

    Like a G6 Like a G6!!

  • Jason - 2011-03-16 18:38

    ahhhh f#$%-it I give up!

  • goya - 2011-03-16 18:43

    I am stunned ..Hahahaha .. A real banana republic under leadership of Peanut and the Absolutely No Clue party. Shame

  • The Odd One Too - 2011-03-16 18:45

    This slummo will spend his eternity in hell. Along with all the rest of the crooked basterds we have in power.

  • Scar69 - 2011-03-16 18:47

    @ Eric West, So you say Charo's are the biggest race cowards off all race's, Thats a strong Statment, Boet, I'm a Charo I will take you on in any Form Bring It! Lets see how much of a coward you are ?

  • To The Point - 2011-03-16 18:53

    INTIMIDATION - this evil man Shaik and his corrupt family have obviously threatened this poor reporter and his family with death. No God fearing person would behave like him. If he is Muslim, he is damaging the image of all Muslim people. He is making the legal system look pathetic – and by flaunting his connections with Zuma this arrogance is exposing the President as someone who weak and dictated to by the criminals of this country. GOD help us.

  • Chibuli - 2011-03-16 18:54

    Who let the Dog out! Who? Who?

      Nebs - 2011-03-16 19:20

      Mitt Romney