Support for Shaik's return to prison

2011-03-15 12:22

Johannesburg - The Federated Unions of SA (Fedusa) supports Schabir Shaik's return to prison for questioning over reports that he allegedly assaulted two people while on parole, its general secretary said on Tuesday.

"Fedusa seriously questions why the Department of Correctional Services has waited till this late stage in the game to reel in a convicted criminal who is seemingly able to live outside the parameters of his prescribed parole conditions," said Dennis George.

Shaik, once a financial adviser for President Jacob Zuma, served just over two years of his 15 year sentence for fraud and corruption - most of the time in a private hospital - before being released on medical parole with a terminal illness in 2009.

His public outings, mostly sanctioned by the department, have been marked by complaints that he is being treated differently to other prisoners and parolees because of his relationship with Zuma. The two, and French arms company Thint had been implicated in the facilitation and receipt of a bribe during the government's procurement of defence systems.

No comment

Zuma and Thint never stood trial as the charges were dropped shortly before the 2008 election which escalated Zuma to the presidency.

The Sunday Times reported that Shaik had allegedly assaulted a reporter on a golf course and had allegedly assaulted a man in a parking rage incident near a mosque.

Charges were filed at the police over the alleged golf course assault but correctional services decided to book Shaik into prison for a short period to establish whether he had violated his parole conditions, based on the news reports.

The assistant to his attorney Reeves Parsee said he would not be commenting on the matter, after Eyewitness News reported him as saying that Shaik was taken in without supporting documentation being in order.

A correctional services spokesperson was not immediately available to comment.

  • memaritz - 2011-03-15 12:25

    it is called - electioneering!!!

  • Melly30 - 2011-03-15 12:37


  • David van Niekerk - 2011-03-15 12:37

    Its funny though because we all feel the same way about this ANC and Zuma, but I wanted to found out what ANC supporters think about it So I asked a ANC supporter at work, what does he think when he hears about Shaik released from prison as Zuma's president etc... response is, "there has always been this sort of corruption in politics and will be forever around the world even in Apartheid days" i was shocked maybe im too young to know much about apartheid days but to me this is bullsh$t

      Johann - 2011-03-15 12:46

      David, why you shocked? Corruption during Apartheid was not so visible, as the state controlled almost everything anyway.

      gizzy - 2011-03-15 12:51

      Difference is that those Nats were corrupt but not as "in your face" corrupt as the bunch we have now. Furthermore when they were exposed they were fired or resigned. This lot just show two fingers and move on to the next lot of thieving.

      123online123 - 2011-03-15 12:51

      David, when you google your name now, this comment will always come up. Be careful how you comment as prospective employers google your name before interviews... better to have a more nondescript name.

      Scottykira - 2011-03-15 13:12

      There is more than one person with that name

      Jan - 2011-03-15 13:31

      The National Party had 40 years in which to perfect its techniques, but its office bearers were masters of the art! For example, in the oil-sanction days, it was responsible for the biggest marine fraud in history, offloading crude oil here from a tanker that was then scuttled off the West African coast ... and because of censorship we had to find out about it via newspapers and periodicals published abroad.

      Xavier - 2011-03-15 14:19

      Lol @ David, do you really think there were no corruption during the apartheid buddy, they were as if not more corrupt than the ANC. You just never heard of it because the NP controlled the media. but you will read it in newspapers aboard if it leaked to them.

      Travie - 2011-03-15 15:16

      You are all idiots go and google that name and try find it, you will never, plus how does one konw that is even his real name,

  • CharlSkeptic - 2011-03-15 12:38

    Highly publicised strategic think tank on how best to handle the media onwards, and to tell Shabby to keep a low profile until after the elections.

  • helena9301 - 2011-03-15 12:42

    There are people serving jail terms for less serious offences - why should he be free? Terminally ill? Definitely not Shaik - our justice system, maybe, if he continues to be allowed to roam free, playing golf etc. He is being allowed to make a mockery of our justice system... I think it's high time that he learns that there is a consequence to every action - until then he will continue to be a law unto himself!

  • paulf - 2011-03-15 12:46

    Come on Shaik, Shaik those beans now and let Zuma join you!!!

  • Dr Filemon - 2011-03-15 12:50

    the only terminally sickness is the zooma corruption cancer that has spread throughout our governmunt

  • Chris - 2011-03-15 12:50

    When is the president of South Africa going to have his day in court? How many cases again?

      gizzy - 2011-03-15 12:59

      PREDICTABLE matla!

      Dr Filemon - 2011-03-15 13:06

      @ Matla A legal term applicable to zooma:- fatetur facinus qui judicium fugit Which means:- he who flees judgment confesses his guilt now wrap your head around that

      jiamalunga - 2011-03-15 13:07

      I agree Matla, People like Mandela, Robert Mcbride and those terrorist who blew up innocent people in the streets and churches!

      Felix - 2011-03-15 13:11

      So when is JZ going to bugger off and hide somewhere else in the world and stop skrewing with our justice system Matla?

  • - 2011-03-15 12:54

    about time he was put back where he belongs!

  • semaj - 2011-03-15 12:57

    Ho Hum, here we go again, the mother of all cover-ups is about to get up to speed once more as local elections loom. Everybody knows that money talks, until the stuff hits the fan, then, suddenly, the payees call in the heavies to protect the payers. it is all so tiresomely sordid and indicative of the greed that has taken hold in South Africa. How ignorant we all were thinking that after 1994 life would resume a morally correct course.

  • jiamalunga - 2011-03-15 12:57

    Alright, the NPA, NIA and who knows who else has eventually got all the evidence that Shaik had on Zuma! Cheers boet it was nice!

  • John Young - 2011-03-15 13:25

    Does anyone really expect him to stay in jail!!

  • Santapola - 2011-03-15 13:25

    @jiamalunga -Now u are talking nonsense..when did u hear or read that Mandela killed people..I agree with Matla when he said most people who killed flew this country after 1994 elections and they must come back and face the music..Most blacks are innocent Idioto

      Xavier - 2011-03-15 14:24 so don't know your history. Jip, Mandela killed innocent people, whites, blacks, coloureds etc.

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-03-15 13:28

    Death must be forced upon a terminally ill person who refuses to die. This is a waste of time & taxpayers money just like our pres.

  • Zakhele - 2011-03-15 13:32

    What Zuma doesn’t know is that the ANC’s hold to power is hanging by the thread. People are ‘gatvol’ ‘out there. I am myself (a die-heart supporter of the ANC) have met more pro-DA people than pro-ANC people in the first 74 days of this year. As much as I don’t like the DA but I have to admit that where I live it took a DA councilour to solve the water pipe burst problems for good. The ANC councilor had gotten to the habit of enjoying fixing these water pipe and potholes every 4th odd month. I am able to pull to the one side of the road without fearing my vehicle low suspension being disjoined and damaged at the corner where taxes were giving us a nightmare. The ANC wanted to close down the local SAPS police station- where over 90% of the police staff is black people. The DA said no. The only reason we still got that police station is because of the DA. Sure, I admit my ego and my ugly past is the reason why I refuse to see good in the DA, but deep down I know the truth. By that I am not saying DA is not corrupt and racist. Hell no the ANC has gone overboard. It is ridiculed with Mass and Gross incompetency, Stealing, Money laundering, bribes, corruption, tender rigging, nepotism, adultery, unaccountability, bulldozing, totalitarian regime approach, stubbornness, neglecting black masses, indecisiveness, etc. oh you name it the list is just endless. Can somebody out say no, halt it?

      paulf - 2011-03-15 13:49

      Well said there Zakhele, I am very happy that you see the difference. DA is the only way for a better and more prosperous SA for ALL!!!!

      Melly30 - 2011-03-15 14:23

      Amen Zakhele... Now you thinking mate!!! Tell all your comrades, lets build a better nation for ALL!!!

      David.Nyembe - 2011-03-15 14:43

      Well said, i just hope our "ego's and ugly past" don't take us backwards...

      modefan - 2011-03-15 15:00

      The fact is...the person in first place will slack down because he's already at the top, the person in second place will ALWAYS work harder because he has to become nr. 1, everywhere in life it is like that

  • ludlowdj - 2011-03-15 13:47

    I am still waiting for someone to explain to me how he got his parole in the first place, he's obviously not terminal ill as defined by the Parole board otherwise we would have buried him a week after his released as happens in 100% of other medical paroles??

      B line - 2011-03-15 14:22

      He got it because the ANC was corrupted by JZ. If the "boss" is a skelm then everyone starts with their tricks.

      Andy49 - 2011-03-15 16:05

      He has a lot on influence over his corrupt Muslim buddy doctors, they will make any diagnosis to benefit this scum bags' release. All of the so called medical specialists that attested to his 'terminal illness' should be investigated by the SAMDC & struck of the register, their actions are akin to a GP giving their patients false sick notes for a fee. Perhaps the Correctional Services parole board needs to re-think the terms/conditions of medical parole for those convicted criminals deemed to be 'terminally ill' to include a clause that they be re-incarcerated if their health has not resulted in their death within a 9 month period of their release.

  • Cynical Sci - 2011-03-15 14:03

    He's in hospital already

      Melly30 - 2011-03-15 14:35

      No he is not!!

      DW - 2011-03-15 14:46

      I have just driven down the road outside and seen a headline "Dazed Shaik back in hospital" - and now? Please dont tell me he is going to get away with this again!

      Melly30 - 2011-03-15 15:03

      He is such a PUSSY... I would love to bump into him in public...

  • Thingamebob - 2011-03-15 14:13

    You must remember, the Zulu is so scared of the Indian now that Zuma will not do anything as they have him by the short and curlies. When you sup with the Devil, you need a long handle

  • Dave - 2011-03-15 15:02

    I feel that should someone be paroled on medical grounds due to their imminent demise, and they are still living a fairly normal life after say six months, they should either return to prison or be executed.

      Melly30 - 2011-03-15 15:07

      Yip... Execute the prick and his comrades... We South Africans dont need scum like this... All we are doing is moving backwards...

  • Rob - 2011-03-15 15:54

    He has a face that looks like a bulldog licking piss of a thistle. Some years ago I bumped into him having a meal at a corner pavement cafe in Florida road Durban and our eyes met. He was real confrontational and aggressive if I did1nt have my little God daughter with me I would have hit him so f.....g hard he would have fallen down twice.

      amos - 2011-03-16 15:24

      you Rob probably have a face that looks like a bulldog licking piss of his mates you know where when she is in heat. Surely its all a question of envy & sour grapes with most of the ** responses.

  • burtfred - 2011-03-15 18:56

    From the 19th hole to the hospital ward for the terminally ill, quicker than you can say "armsdeal". It looks like your cosy arrangement with JZ is over, Shabir. He has dumped you and now only has eyes for the Guptas - their bank balance is bigger than yours.

  • amos - 2011-03-16 13:05

    Why is there no mention of the fact that in the so called mosque incident Sheik was in fact the victim. See Daily news 14 March 2011. Is there an agenda or conspiracy against Sheik? Why is even news24 silent ?

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