Shaik to face parole board over 'assault'

2011-03-07 12:02

Johannesburg - Schabir Shaik will meet the parole board soon to discuss an allegation that he assaulted a reporter watching him playing golf, a prisons spokesperson confirmed on Monday.

"It is part of normal policy to go and report to the parole board what happened, following us receiving a complaint that he allegedly assaulted someone," said Sonwabo Mbananga.

Shaik faces a charge of hitting reporter Amanda Khoza when he spotted her at the Papwa Sewgowlum golf course in Durban recently.

Shaik, President Jacob Zuma's former financial adviser, continues to draw attention after he was controversially released on medical parole for a terminal illness about two years ago.

This was instead of serving his 15-year sentence for fraud and corruption inside a prison cell.

Briefing session

Mbananga said the parole board meeting should be seen as a briefing session because until the matter was finalised in court, it remained an allegation.

"We will wait for the [court] conclusion itself," he explained.

He said that Shaik had not been in violation of his parole conditions by playing golf as he had six hours' free time on Saturday and again on Sunday for such activities.

The Sunday Independent reported that Shaik denied the assault and claimed Khoza was rude and did not produce her business card.

Khoza and freelance photographer Charmel Bowman had been sent to the golf course by the Sunday Tribune to check whether Shaik was violating his parole conditions.

The private meeting is expected to take place within the next two weeks.

  • bill - 2011-03-07 12:09

    The parole board will probably treat him with kid gloves. This man is a common criminal and should be sent back to jail.When are the doctors that mis-diagnosed him going to face justice?

      alessandroz067 - 2011-03-07 12:17

      bill... i agree with you that he should go to jail but don't you find it odd that he was sentenced to a jail term while his accomplice became presidnet? Same crime, one goes to jail the other becomes leader of SA. Either both go to jail or both stay out... fair is fair.

      Parko - 2011-03-07 12:49

      Mo Shaik should be jailed as well. I don't know what he's guilty of , but he just looks guilty....

      Tembo - 2011-03-07 12:51

      What about Chippy Shaik who bought his degree ?

      Voidy - 2011-03-07 13:03

      it's a Shaikdown

      Angela - 2011-03-07 13:18

      @ Voidi. hahahaha. Good one - my best laugh of the day :-)

      Gaanake - 2011-03-07 13:24

      Save your breath. Schabir Shaik has the "rightest" connections. He is a don't touch. He's probably been invited for a few laughs, some good whiskey and to redicule the "stupid" reporter who pressed charges against him.

      Warren - 2011-03-07 13:26

      He should'nt even see the board, this is just wasting my tax rands!!!

      Spade - 2011-03-07 14:05

      I suspect his appearance before the parole board will be more like a reunion of old friends...

      Perfume - 2011-03-07 14:38

      @Parko.....roflmao!!!!!! I think the Shaik brothers all need to be in prison

  • Snoek - 2011-03-07 12:14

    How about the fact that he's playing golf while on medical parole?

      IandI - 2011-03-07 12:17

      This is definately the first time that a journalist was slapped by a cigar-smoking, golf-playing ghost . Only in RSA!!

      Gallows - 2011-03-07 12:24

      If he's well enough to play golf, he's well enough to sit in a cell.

      POLLENYS - 2011-03-07 12:30

      They should also ask him why he's still alive with his terminal illnes. Could provide a major breakthrough for the medical profession.

  • cosmic_99 - 2011-03-07 12:14

    for someone who has a terminal illness, i am very impressed that he can play a game of golf. equally as impressive is his ability to attack a reporter, despite his delicate condition.....

      SaintBruce - 2011-03-07 12:27

      How about a fiutness report? Fit enough to play golf = fit enough to be in jail. Schaik cannot say that exercise is part of his recovery as he was diagnosed with a TERMINAL illness, meaning he will die of whatever it was - Jailitis I think = allergic reaction to being in jail. LOL He either dies now or is fit enough to continue his jail term but not to play golf. As I understand the law - when convicted of a crime your civil rights are terminated and you stay in jail until time served, then your rights are returned to you which includes playing golf and carrying on any form of business or trade. What does Shabir Schaik do when confined at home? I'd love to know.

      Francois - 2011-03-07 12:32

      Come on golf is good for you - Madiba is also taking it up. Cele misinterpreted it. He told the police to go to golf clubs, which was in turn interpreted by his trusted 2ICs as to go to clubs, which was interpreted as to go clubbing which was interpreted as to and go and klap people in a club - which was interpreted as "Donner anybody in a club."

      Voidy - 2011-03-07 13:05

      Someone should just shoot him...he then died of a terminal illness called leadpoisoning.

  • Tchaik - 2011-03-07 12:17

    Send the f*cker back to jail!

      Khan@web - 2011-03-07 14:09

      expensive to keep him jailed, let the officials reserve his cell for Dewani.

  • Madelane - 2011-03-07 12:18

    And nothing will come of it other than the time and taxpayers money wasted yet again!!

      Angela - 2011-03-07 13:16

      Exactly what I was going to say, Madelane. Same old, same old. Nothing will happen - it'll just get brushed under the carpet.

  • Dr Filemon - 2011-03-07 12:18

    They should make him a caddy on Robben Island until hedies of OLD AGE in about 20 years time

      Parko - 2011-03-07 12:46

      They should make him "soap-dropper" on Robben island.....

  • - 2011-03-07 12:19

    What happened to this crook's so called terminal illness - 2 years on medical parole and playing golf. Clearly private medical care is better than the state's. And his government buddies want us to go onto the National Health scheme(NHI).

  • Johnny - 2011-03-07 12:19

    ....what happened to his "terminal illness"...?? ......flippen corrupt criminal...!!!

  • jasmin.haumann - 2011-03-07 12:20

    terminal illness lol.but you can play golf

      Jack - 2011-03-07 15:14

      Golf IS a terminal illness!

  • Pokkels_LOL - 2011-03-07 12:23

    I wonder if he was a bit “Shakey” when playing golf in his condition...?

  • nic - 2011-03-07 12:23

    ah ffs. This corrupt scum that was too sick to be in jail is now enjoying a round of golf and is strong enough to attack a reported with his clubs. This is so damn wrong... but what else is new....

  • Hempo - 2011-03-07 12:24

    Don't get stressed out about this now Mr. Shaik. Stress will only worsen your life threatening condition and I cannot stand the thought of losing such an important role player of this wonderful democracy. You'll be OK, your chinas will make sure of that!

  • Alwyn - 2011-03-07 12:24

    Will they be transporting him in an ambulance? We must not forget that he is terminally ill,and busy dying for the past four years

  • Neo - 2011-03-07 12:25

    Enough tax payers' money has been wasted on this guy .... leave him alone ... nothing will come of it anyways?

      Grey B - 2011-03-07 13:18

      If it cost another 500 low income houses, its worth the example!

  • BigMoose - 2011-03-07 12:26

    It's just for show. He'll be back on the golf course on Wednesday.

      Pokkels_LOL - 2011-03-07 12:34

      I’m sure he will be back the same day playing 9 holes...

  • exocist - 2011-03-07 12:30

    if found guilty what are thoses corrupt doose gonna do? give him two weeks in intensive care

  • Slapper - 2011-03-07 12:30

    Oh! Please give us a break. Its even a waste of time reporting it.

  • Adrian - 2011-03-07 12:31

    He hit her because she wouldn't produce her business card. Obviously the business card is the modern day pass (dompas). Wonderful how everything moves through the full cicle. ANC hated apartheid , loves afirmative action BEE.

  • peter - 2011-03-07 12:31

    Did he hook or slice the journalist ?

      Barker - 2011-03-07 13:01

      He was hitting everything fat that day.

      Goose - 2011-03-07 14:13

      Excellent one Peter. You are sharp Bru!

      Jack - 2011-03-07 15:17

      His driver scratched her with his car keys.

  • ekke - 2011-03-07 12:32

    Ag, it is not as if anything will happen to him. Look what happened to toni yengeni who also broke parole rules by being caught DRUNK driving, while on parole. Nothing happened, except the police official losing his job!

  • peter - 2011-03-07 12:39

    Trust the parole board will help with his swing , he's having problems hooking the journalist to the right.

  • derkus - 2011-03-07 12:40

    Schabir is going to ask the parole board for a caddy,send Juluis Melema

      Grey B - 2011-03-07 13:21

      Please dont, he might just want to nationalise ALL golf estates, agents!

  • Craig - 2011-03-07 12:44

    Playing golf with a Terminal illness? WTF

      Jack - 2011-03-07 15:19

      Yip, you get a 42 handicap!

  • Livhuwani - 2011-03-07 12:44

    he deserve Jail ,

  • - 2011-03-07 12:45

    Should still be in jail and if any proof should be put back in nothing else. This is making a joke over Zuma and his court case. I feel both are guilty as sin and smell another cover up. Vote for more corruption and fraud Vote ANC we we truly look after our people, if you are in Goverment.

  • - 2011-03-07 12:46

    this man makes me so angry i actually can't find words to comment....

  • Vaal Donkie - 2011-03-07 12:47

    By that logic, I'm also terminally ill. My doctor said I'll be dead in another 50 to 65 years.

  • jiamalunga - 2011-03-07 12:47

    Please do not do that again Shaikie my baby. You are very ill and should not bother journo's. And for the rest of the whiners! It is only a terminal illness when he is at the airport!

  • TGIL - 2011-03-07 13:00

    Terminal illness? this ridiculous government is terminally ill

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-03-07 13:05

    Shaik, rattle & parole...the terminally ill Schabir has left the building..

  • Goodolafrica - 2011-03-07 13:09

    9mm thats the sick of our taxpayers money being pissed away by corrupt F#CK Heads who dont even have a backbone.....bloody leeches.....piss off the lot of you

      advurt - 2011-03-07 13:53

      Agreed - twice in the heart, one in the head.

  • Bandit - 2011-03-07 13:12

    all his big talk and cigar smoke - actingv like a holllywood gangster NOW WE ALL KNOW THAT HES A CRY BABY MUMMYS BOY. DIGRACEFUL MAN. PROBABLY A SONG BIRD DURING THE STRUUGLE AS WELL

  • Midcorner - 2011-03-07 13:13

    There was no way that this man is going to spend 15 years in prison,and not when his best friend is the head of the state.To make matters to be worse his brother is the head of intelligence and that will be difficult for the board to send him back in prison and what ever the results or the outcome of the board regarding him,we already know the out comes. We have fought for a better country and allong the way we lost our brothers and leaders for the betterment of this nation and if this is the government that we have sacrisfies so much for it to be in power!then this is a disgrace and an insult to our forefathers

  • matubeng - 2011-03-07 13:16

    Hahahahaaaaaa!!!! The parole board invited Shaik for a drink, not a briefing. I mean who will turn down a chance to have drink with a President's man, you might get a tender.

      jiamalunga - 2011-03-07 13:18

      Sad and you most probably voted for this lot....

  • lldoidge - 2011-03-07 13:23

    The parole board will give him parole for being teminally ill again!

  • Sword&Cross - 2011-03-07 13:27

    This parole board obviously have some new 'Death Beds' in King Size and with down pillows ready for him. They appear to support every criminal instead of law abiding citizen these days.

  • Stephen - 2011-03-07 13:27

    Shaik Rattle and Parole................Thought he was on deaths door how the F%%$k can he be playing Golf, 'its a miracle" if he is healthy enough to beat up journalists he is healthy enough to go back tpo jail

  • Sword&Cross - 2011-03-07 13:29

    Can the parole board differentiate between terminally insane and terminally ill? OR did they all scrape through with Umalusi pass rates of 0.5% and simply follow kwa-zuma goverment policy.

  • Nice Guy - 2011-03-07 13:42

    Jesus loves him

      Nice Guy - 2011-03-07 14:50

      Jesus is a big oke in jail that wants to show him his "luuuuuuuuv"

  • Nicky - 2011-03-07 13:49

    What alot of shit!!!! Thought he was to sick to stay in prison, thought he was on his death bed!!! WELCOME TO AFRICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kingkong - 2011-03-07 13:53

    South africa the corruption capital of the world.

  • Nicky - 2011-03-07 13:58

    What alot of shit!!!! Thought he was to sick to stay in prison, thought he was on his death bed!!! WELCOME TO AFRICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mohamed - 2011-03-07 14:05

    leave da man alone. we ALL fk up in life, url r portraying urselves as saints. who ere can honestly sat dt dey didnt do anytng wrng

      Spade - 2011-03-07 14:21

      I didn't do anything wrong. Honestly.

      asiseeit - 2011-03-07 15:53

      Hey voetsek you kocksucker

      exocist - 2011-03-07 16:48


  • wgibsonsa - 2011-03-07 14:06

    Stop winging, if you are connected you are untouchable. Remeber what was said about indians negotiating their way to the top. Here you have the Shaiks and also the Guptas. You can bleat all you want, but these people are untouchable. Not like the taxpayer or poor and down trodden

  • Robert - 2011-03-07 14:10

    Just a scam, nothing will happen - he is like "Royal Game", protected by his chommies in the Government. Corruption at the max !!!!

  • Goose - 2011-03-07 14:10

    Amazing how a terminally ill man about to die has the perseverance to play golf and even has the energy to assault an able-bodied man. The wonders of modern medicine I presume...

  • ManInTheStr - 2011-03-07 14:13

    Well, you see - JZ said that he will be going to heaven, because he belongs to the ANC. He is obviously not yet welcome up there!

  • To The Point - 2011-03-07 14:25

    He was probably playing golf with the parole board - this country is shameless - I thought this thief is dying how long do human weeds take to die? Can't they shoot the old dog and put it out of is misery, the prolonged death must be hell on him and his family.

  • jikamajika - 2011-03-07 14:27

    I understand that he some days phones the Police Station claiming that he is too ill to come there personally for signature and he said could they mark him present for that day.

      Perfume - 2011-03-07 14:45

      Haibo is this true lol

  • Dan - 2011-03-07 14:36

    Let me get is right. So if you are a convicted piece of shit, who should be dying as a result of a "terminal illness" and you are on medical parole to die at home and you are Zuma's most "honest" friend - then you are allowed to drive around in a X5 and play golf with several other high profile thugs. No wonder our judicial system is a joke. Wasn't he released to die? As I see it, he has a 15 year sentence, served almost nothing, lied to get our of jail, bribed some ANC connections to be certified terminal. He should therefore be chucked back into jail where he actually belongs and all those who clearly lied about his "so-called" illness should be charged with him on additional charges of fraud, defeating the ends of justice, corruption, etc. The ANC is rotten to the core.