Shaik's parole could be cancelled

2011-03-14 22:37

Durban - Convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik could see himself back behind bars if found guilty of violating his parole conditions, the correctional services department said.

"If found guilty, the parole board will decide whether to amend his parole conditions or to cancel his parole," said department spokesperson Sonwabo Mbananga.

Shaik, formerly Jacob Zuma's financial adviser, was arrested at his Durban home on Monday for failure to comply with parole conditions. He was taken to Westville Prison where he was incarcerated before he was paroled in 2009.

Mbananga said Shaik would be kept in prison for 72 hours.

"We believe that the investigation will be completed before the end of 48 hours and at the end of the investigation, the report will be forwarded to the parole board which will make a decision," he said.

Shaik, whose release on medical parole caused a major outcry in 2009, was taken to the Durban Westville Prison.

"Mr Schabir Shaik has been booked in at the Westville correctional facility. We took a decision last night."

At the weekend, the Sunday Times reported that Shaik hit a man, Mohamed Ismail, outside a mosque in Durban. He had apparently parked the man in, who was trying to get to his daughter in hospital. Shaik reportedly punched the man in an altercation.

The police are already investigating Shaik for allegedly choking and slapping a Sunday Tribune reporter on a golf course about two weeks ago.

Shaik was released on medical parole in March 2009. Opposition parties questioned whether he really was "terminally ill".

In 2005 he was convicted of fraud and corruption and sent to jail for 15 years. The current president, Zuma, at the time was axed as deputy president following Shaik's conviction.

Shaik served only two years and four months of his 15-year term. He was released on medical parole shortly before Zuma became president.

  • daspoort - 2011-03-14 22:50

    Shaik and his bro Mo have too much dirt on the ANC top flyers involved in the arms deal. There is no way he is going to stay in prison. They will just threaten Zuma and all involved.

      spindoctor - 2011-03-15 00:14

      Unlikely anything will stick.. Even if her is kept longer than the 72 hours, he will most likely be released shortly after the local government elections.. There have been numerous sightings of him doing things he shouldn't have been doing and being in places he shouldn't have been over the last year, all low-key.. Now that the attention's become embarrassing he suddenly gets arrested.. It's political damage-control, as usual...

      ASDEB - 2011-03-15 07:23

      Well then Das, it could be time for them to zip it or be zipped. The manner in which a loyal stalwart like Trevor was handled leaves no doubt which iron fist is in charge, and if you cross the line, you may as well hop into the lions den and start pulling its tail.

      Sword&Cross - 2011-03-15 08:12

      Nah, the Mo's and sakiks just cannot make up their minds whether to use grave diggers, machines, firebirds or vultures for THIS deathbed, especially as zuma is hanging onto the deathbeds luxury wheels still.

      Michael - 2011-03-15 10:16

      This is all for show. The ANC is up to pre election tricks..."look how quick we react against this man, (shaik), how could there possibly be corruption involved?". Don't be fooled people, vote DA and get the whole gang,(ANC), put in side!

      Michael - 2011-03-15 10:28

      Shaik will be free and pardoned after the local elections, Zuma783 has too much to lose if pisses Shaik off and opens his mouth.

  • daspoort - 2011-03-14 22:56

    A convicted FRAUDSTER suddenly develop a terminal illness, then leads a healthy life. How is it possible that a CONVICTED FRAUDSTER can get away with this? For f*ck sakes, he lied on his CV and said he was a CA. Then suddenly he is terminally ill. Shaik, there is a special place in hell for guys like you...piece of rubbish. I just wish you could spill the beans on Showerhead and the rest of the stinking corrupt bastards....

      Sue - 2011-03-15 08:47

      You are so right, but we all know that he will be polluting the air again very soon. He's got friends in high places.

      carinx - 2011-03-15 08:59

      you have my vote daspoort

      Flee - 2011-03-15 09:26

      `Too true Das.. agree fully, a terminally ill person, who plays golf, has coffee at coffee shops can assault reporters, and do diner parties etc.. Shit I wouldnt mind chilling all day long.. Put the lying bastard back in jail... Papa wag vir hom..

  • GhengisKhan - 2011-03-14 22:56

    Gogga maak vir Baba bang - Hierdie is net windowdressing

  • John Oxley - 2011-03-14 23:17

    Time this Shaiker is no longer a mover - lock him up where he belong

      maseratifitt - 2011-03-15 08:11

      Time to shake,rattle and roll. Doing the Jailhouse Rock. One for the money, two for the show...

      Cupra - 2011-03-15 11:50

      And he needs to take Zuma with him!!!! It takes 2 to be corrupt!!! He has been "sentenced", but Zuma not??? WTF!!!! corrupt bastards!!!

  • Jacob - 2011-03-14 23:22

    The worst thing that could happen to anyone is to be beaten by someone who is about to die.It goes without saying that the last kick of a dying horse is naturally the utmost painful thing.Please stay away from Shaik lest you loose all your teeth at tender age.Just poking!!!

      Boychild - 2011-03-15 07:17

      hehehe, Jacob you go my friend!!!!!

  • Janine - 2011-03-14 23:26

    Let's hope that he gets sent back to jail where he belongs.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-04-25 20:57

      .... and all the Cronies he has covered up for sofar!

  • To The Point - 2011-03-14 23:40

    Jail to Shaik means luxury hospital or hotel. Cell phone - cigars - luxuries most people are deprived of. Keep voting ANC and there will be more Schabir Shaik's funded by taxpayers money.

      Dan - 2011-03-15 09:20

      There are already enough of them in cabinet and heading up most big business through the ANC's corrupt BEE system.

  • Deric Slabberts - 2011-03-14 23:45

    And there it is. I thought the scum would get out. I can only hope I get pleasantly suprised and he rots in jail.

  • Gaanake - 2011-03-15 00:14

    Yeah, and Uganda is going to colonise America!

  • mrsesom - 2011-03-15 00:56

    Do not pass go.He must go direct to jail..not collect R20 million.

      hf44083 - 2011-03-15 07:51

      He already collected his millions when he was released to die a slow death - HA HA HA he willbe out in fews days, certainly not in general prison cell with other convicts. Discovery Medical Aid members here go your contributions, again he will be in private hospital due to ill health shortly.

  • Henni Apple - 2011-03-15 01:20

    could be, it is a joke, criminals rule, it made SA another Africa circus.

  • zottomike - 2011-03-15 03:12


      Johan - 2011-03-15 06:15

      zottomike....Correction....according to Malema it's not election time but erection time and they will not board the gravy train but rather a couple of anc maidens

  • Kevin Rack - 2011-03-15 03:43

    Shaik Bros inc. have way too much on Zuma and the hyena clan that he will not go to jail. Hell Mo was fingered for treason and nothing hapenned there. Corruption 101. The are building Libyababwe.

  • Martin - 2011-03-15 04:24

    Wie moer iemand by sy plek van aanbidding? Die enigste terminally ill is die wat die moer loslaat.

  • Slapper - 2011-03-15 05:15

    A would doubt very much whether his parole will be cancelled. He is an ANC protected species. Probably he will have a banquet dinner with the CHief of the Jail and then quietly toddle off home to his Bed.

  • AJ - 2011-03-15 05:23

    Not going to happen - ever.

  • Hein - 2011-03-15 05:43

    Jacob (middelvinger) Regop will intervene - because Shaik got lots of beans he can spill and Jacob can't allow that.

  • Eidel - 2011-03-15 05:53

    As light slap on the wrist. It is election time and JZ dont like it. Please we are asking very politely to keep a low profile for a few weeks, then you can continue with normal life. A new post as financial advisor awaiting you again.

  • Straight Forward - 2011-03-15 05:57

    The operative word here is "could". He has too much dirt on Zuma and his band of thieves, to be locked away. They are scared he will "sing"

  • soupy - 2011-03-15 05:58

    Shaik Down?

      allie - 2011-03-15 07:51


  • BigD - 2011-03-15 06:16

    Is this thug locked up with the general population or is he in the hospital ward. He is untouchable through his connections. He will get a slap on the wrist and sent home again. But I do believe he will be watched by media and he will be arrested again the the public will demand he stay and rot.

      Dan - 2011-03-15 09:24

      He probably has his own "room" in the administration building. Don't be stupid now. Do you think the corrupt ANC big dogs will allow anyone to touch him?

      Flee - 2011-03-15 09:31

      BigD you kinda out of it hey... he has been out on "house arrest" where he can sit an socialize, play golf (a full round even though 1. he is dying and 2. he has 2 hours relax/ off time on Sundays) go to the shops, joll at clubs and make maaitjies with other corrupt idiots... And media watching him, has cause this whole episode cause he was soooo sick he managed to assault a (FEMALE) reporter...

  • Leeutjie - 2011-03-15 06:32

    Is this man on parole or was he sent home to die in piece???? If sent home to die(Terminally ill), what are the "parole" conditions as it should differ from the normal parole conditions. As far as i am concerned he should have gone back to jail the first time he set foot outside his property or is it a case of "he cheated death" and now his free. Why is there now suddenly "parole conditions"???

      Kenko - 2011-03-15 08:38

      Haha you are asking too many questions. What should have been simple is now contorted into a maze of ifs and buts, typical ANC style. No clear answers will be forthcoming, I'm afraid.

  • Desertratuae - 2011-03-15 06:33

    This CRIMINAL should never have got out in the first place! SEND HIM PACKING!!!!!!!

  • ChiefN - 2011-03-15 06:45

    His parole should be cancelled. He is violating his parole conditions: The man is NOT TERMINALLY ILL!

  • Allin - 2011-03-15 06:51

    Yeah right, and JZ will grow balls?

  • advurt - 2011-03-15 07:00

    Why does someone not give this piece of scum the "terminal" condition that he deserves? Bullets anyone?

  • Mnumzane - 2011-03-15 07:00

    Oh Shaik my brother, I know you did not kill anyone why people want you to be in prison. Barend Strydom killed so many people and he is a free man now. Another killer Derby Lewis is trying his best to be released.

      Doorboot - 2011-03-15 07:10

      Yes and Robert Mcbride is still walking around and all the rest of your rotten terrorists. Derby Lewis is at least dying you idiot.

      Thandi - 2011-03-15 08:01

      Mnumzane - you are clearly a racist of the worst possible kind. Get with the times.

      Kenko - 2011-03-15 08:49

      Mnumanze, you are a dumb shit. How does it feel? Derby-Lewis is really ill, but he remains behind bars. He acted out of conviction, because he was clairvoyant on the direction you idiots would take the country. Shaik is a fraudster who loves nothing but the greatest evil of all: money. How can you compare the two?

      Boerseun - 2011-03-15 10:08

      We want him there as that is where he belongs and so doies the president. Point is simply: Zuma cannot be innocent if Shaick is guilty. The truth stays the truth, no matter how much you rant and rave.

      The Observer - 2011-03-15 12:23

      So is Mandela and the rest of your ANC terrorists.

      Mnumzane - 2011-03-15 13:02

      I was only mentioning two well known killers and the rest know themselves. @Thandi there are so many racist is this forum and thats where I learned these tactics. @ Observer also mention your terrorists like the late PW.

  • Biobuddy - 2011-03-15 07:01

    "Mr Schabir Shaik has been booked in at the Westville correctional facility" How nice!!!

      Flee - 2011-03-15 09:34

      LMAO... "Booked in"... It sounds like the frikkin Hilton... Booked in my ass

  • daaivark - 2011-03-15 07:07

    This I will have to see to believe. Last night the ground was already being prepared for him walking this one, with some "spokesperson" for correctional services saying that the convention is for 3 written warnings to be given before reincarceration. Wake up, folks, this is not a labour dispute. The man is supposedly terminally ill (the basis for his "medical" parole) but is walking around all spritely, golfing and beating up people. So we slap his wrist and say you mustn't bbrutalise photographers! Sis. If he'd looked sideways at Winnie's car, he'd have been beaten senseless and would now be facing serious charges. This guy's handling is a complete arrogant farce.

  • Reality - 2011-03-15 07:08

    Many people actually dying in prison that couldn't get parole. What I say about this is not about Shaik. I would say exactly the same if it was any other person. This does not bode well for our country as it is a gross violation of the criminal justice system. And don't let anyone tell you we are protected by the best constitution in the world. The "written" constitution may be the best in the world but is not worth the paper it is written on if the system can be manipulated (as it can and is) by politicians.

  • Jasber - 2011-03-15 07:09

    Shaik is opening up a Boxing Club - he will be teaching other men how to punch women and old men.

      Jullusmalema - 2011-03-15 08:06

      oh yes and l am joining the club and voting for the ANC again.Peater Wolf said Darkies are sooooooooooooooostupid,So,we are going to be exactley that.Until he changes his attitude towards us the stupid darkies.In the mean time l am going to f@ck

      Susannomore - 2011-03-15 08:43

      @Jullusmalema - So if the same fool tells you to jump into the fire, are you going to comply? You are just proving his point by posting crap like this!

  • Sanity_Check - 2011-03-15 07:10

    Shaik only needed one call -- that was to Zuma...get me out or else...

  • Gary - 2011-03-15 07:18

    yeah whatever, he'll go free again, already this morning there was questions in the papers about incorrrect proceedures followed with regards to his arrest..........

  • Gazwa - 2011-03-15 07:25

    Ha ha this is a laugh a minute read, no sorry it is so damn tragic, the big hitters get away and are unreproachable, laws mean nothing to them, they live the high live and push buttons with payoffs and batty boy tactics. He is guilty of flouting his parole terms, he is lucky the reporter did not hit him back, no wait he has 20 maifosa with him.

  • Koos - 2011-03-15 07:28

    If Zuma and cadres get him out again, then I am afarid that Zuma has shown again that he has no back bone.. which in any case he does not have.. but shaik has got something on Zuma... question is what......

  • Deset Rat - 2011-03-15 07:30

    JZ should join him for the 72 hours in jail so that they can catch up on the good times

  • Jason - 2011-03-15 07:32

    Schabir, Papa wag vir jou!

      Crabapple1 - 2011-03-15 09:51

      Eish, Jason.... He IS Papa!!!

  • Alwyn - 2011-03-15 07:40

    Since the Guptas took over as Zuma,s cronies,Shabir has fallen out of favour,they only used him now he has no more support,rot in jail,where you should have stayed in the first place

      The Observer - 2011-03-15 12:25

      You are correct. Now to all the rest of you ANC poepolle. You see what happens to you when the money dries up, the ANC cadres drop you like cow poo. All alone with all the stench.

  • jiamalunga - 2011-03-15 07:40

    Lekker how all the ANC supporters always keep quit when it comes to these stories. Like Matla, Polidonki and all those blind ANC followers

  • ji - 2011-03-15 07:42

    Schabir Shaik has not only disgraced himself but has also disgraced the Muslim faith but yet the muslims stand behind him , says a lot about the muslims in SA , what a disgrace .

      cynthiasteyn0 - 2011-03-15 09:56

      He makes a mockery of everything in life! I'm most certainly not a muslim, but respect other religions. He has not respect for anyone or anything and never will! He will get his day though! I just hope it is as nasty as what he is. Why was he released when other people in prison are really dying and are going nowhere?

  • ArtGee - 2011-03-15 07:42

    Only reason they arrested Sheik, was that he has NOT DIED!!!

  • Zakhele - 2011-03-15 07:53

    This is a perfect opportunity for the Zuma administration to show us that it is opposed to corruption and abuse of power. Lock up Shabir Shaik, finish and klaar. Let him serve the 15 years. But we all know he will be released soon because he and his brothers are holding the Zuma’s government in ransom. It is amazing how little these ANC men think. The Shabir Shaik is rude. He insults people including Zuma's leadership. He assault people. he goes plays golf when he says he terminally ill. I want to ask all fellow ANC comrades: Is this the government we want? Does anybody believe Zuma and his leadership are capable to deal with nonsense and big embarrassments like the Shaik brothers? Should we blindly support Zuma when he and his buddies are raping the country day and night-everyday? Why everybody in the ANC is so scared of Zuma and his corrupt carrots? Why? Why?, Why?. How come Zuma has so much power that he abuses and South African men and women of magnitude talk in the corners but never confront him? Why must black people be dragged into Zuma's corruption trail? If we continue on the same path as Zuma's government- will South Africa be there in 15-20 year's time? Will our children have a future in the current South Africa? What do I tell my children about life in South Africa? Is life all bout money and power in the ANC? This is bullsh*t! Why is the ANC SO CORRUPT?

      Boerseun - 2011-03-15 10:10

      Zuma cannot take that mos know why ne?

      The Observer - 2011-03-15 12:26

      Zuma should join him. He is and will always be just as corrupt and as a big a criminal as Shaick.

  • Robert - 2011-03-15 07:54

    He has made a mockery of our Justice system and we are the laughing stock of the international community. Put him behind bars and throw away the key - This might be a bit too late as the damage has been done already. Nothing short of shocking !!!

  • Thandi - 2011-03-15 07:57

    Oh please - as long as JZ is sitting on his pedestal, crooks like Shaik will not sit in jail. Shaik did after all take the fall for Showerhead.

  • allie - 2011-03-15 07:57


      Nadia - 2011-03-15 08:40

      If Shaik slapped a Blue Bull he would have been "booked" into hospital, no doubt about that.

      Perfume - 2011-03-15 11:08

      @Nadia he would of been buried lol

  • Hardtalk - 2011-03-15 07:59

    Lock him up – throw away the key – let him expose all the corrupt rubbish be belongs to. He laughs in the face of honest justice. Although silly me is there such a thing as honest amongst these criminals.

  • Gail Joyce - 2011-03-15 07:59

    bunch of corrupt bastards. completely gatvol for this already. All they are doing is inciting the GOOD public of SA by blatantly flaunting their corrupt ways in our faces.

  • Zakhele - 2011-03-15 08:01

    If Shabir Shaik has something he holding against the ANC-let him say it now? What is it that this Shabir guy holds against Zuma that he can just undermine our legal system? Who the f*ck is this Shabir Shaik guy? Does my grandfather an dmy brothers who died for this country know anything about this Shabir guy? Why is it so easy to manipulate Zum and his Ministers? When is this madness going to stop? Is there a man out there with balls to save the ANC from these thugs?

      advurt - 2011-03-15 08:08

      Well said Zakhele - and I hope you and more clear-thinkers like yourself will help us all voting the ANC corrupt bastards out of office.

      The Observer - 2011-03-15 12:28

      Is their a man to save this country from the ANC is rather the question.

  • Graeme - 2011-03-15 08:08

    Welcome to Africa

  • Johnny - 2011-03-15 08:11

    ..."Houdini" Shaik will escape jail... ...again... can buy "anything".... !! ....he he he he he ...!!!