DA lays charges against Shaik

2011-03-28 22:43

Johannesburg - The DA on Monday laid charges against convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik after reports that he is still listed as a director of a company that was involved in South Africa's arms deal.

Democratic Alliance (DA) federal chair Wilmot James laid the charges at the Johannesburg Central police station, said DA spokesperson Kelly Miller.

The charges were laid against Shaik as his alleged directorship after a fraud conviction was in breach of section 218 of the Companies Act.

The DA wanted the matter investigated by the police.

The Sunday Times reported that Shaik was listed as a director of KobiProp, previously a subsidiary of the Nkobi Group, which was fined for corruption during Shaik's fraud and corruption trial, which ended in 2005.

According to the Companies Act someone found guilty of theft, fraud, forgery, uttering a forged document or corruption cannot hold a directorship.

Shaik is the sole "active" director of KobiProp, according to the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office (Cipro).

"As far as I am concerned I had signed all the necessary company resignation documents and would have expected that between the company's internal accountants and auditors, this secretarial matter would have been resolved," Shaik was quoted as saying.

Shaik's lawyer Reeves Parsee told the Sunday Times: "He [Shaik] said he had given his accountants instructions to resign himself from KobiProp. He doesn't know why this hasn't been reflected."

Last year it emerged that former ANC chief whip Tony Yengeni was a director of six companies, despite a corruption conviction.

  • Benzo - 2011-03-28 23:08

    "As far as I am concerned I had signed all the necessary company resignation documents and would have expected that between the company's internal accountants and auditors, this secretarial matter would have been resolved," Shaik was quoted as saying. Innocent (noises) until proven guilty. This "secretarial" matter should not interfere with my game of Golf. ZUMA...HELP!!!!

      Kevin Rack - 2011-03-29 04:09

      Mo's Tavern, Where all the crims hang out.

      Boychild - 2011-03-29 08:45

      reminds me of Juliarse, "I signed the documents to remove me as director, i dont know why the lawyers didn't do this" Har-dehardehar

  • nic - 2011-03-28 23:21

    If it was not for the complete and utter corruption that we call a 'system' and a 'government' in this country, it would not have been up to an opposition political party to find (such crucial) facts, in such a high profile case than the Shaik/Zuma corruption debacle. OMG, do you people who still vote ANC not see WTF is going on in this country?????

  • SimonP - 2011-03-28 23:35

    Strange, malema resigned and it didnt happen until exposure, strange yengini resigned and it didnt happen until exposure and now Shabir with the same story. Do they really think we are all stupid as the average ANC voter/

      Sedick - 2011-03-29 00:00

      nope, they do not think that we are stupid. They just don't care if they are caught because they know that the corrupt ANC Cadres that we call Ministers, and Shower Head will help them.........

  • frikdt - 2011-03-29 00:19

    Yes dear Mr Shaik, Malema, Yengeni et al - we fully understand your position... and gullible & naive as I am, I have always been under the obviously wrong impression that ignorance is no excuse in the eyes of the law!

  • Jimmy - 2011-03-29 04:42

    Please don't upset Shaik - he is terminally and critically ill you know

      Toby - 2011-03-29 09:08

      Yes Jimmy but you forgot to add; "and he will moer you if you talk too much" !as well

  • kilo39 - 2011-03-29 05:20

    why don't we all just break every law we want or don't agree with.....this boil we call home must burst or be lanced before it will heal. the only anti-biotic/inflammatory that will help is to defeat the pain and suffering is to use your vote and give it to the official opposition so that we can stop this carnage and slide into a moral abyss and chaos. A vote for the ANC and it's skelms is like giving guns to crininals.

      steven - 2011-03-29 06:37

      but the anc and its degenerate supporters are all criminals... this is a known fact.

  • Goddok - 2011-03-29 05:40

    The man does not listen. He used the same excuse during his trial and where did he end up. I hope this is not just CIPRO being behind with their processing- another embarrassment for the ANC run government.

  • Badballie - 2011-03-29 06:41

    I suppose he is as mystified by the sudden appearance of extra funds in his bank account on a monthly basis, and cANCer has egg on their face again, or should that be still?

  • ArtGee - 2011-03-29 07:08

    Different set of Laws for the "CONNECTED" lot!!!! If the man in the street had this problem, they would be locked up! Sheik might have handed his companies over to his brother MO.... but thats a mear FORMAILTY!!!! He still pockets that cash, TAX FREE EVERY MONTH!!!

  • Drucilla Dragonfly - 2011-03-29 08:22

    I can't tell you what damage the Shaik's are doing to our country's reputation. I'll tell you: Thank heavens there are people like Helen Zille to out people like him. According to his parol hearing, he should be dead by now?? Helen Zille has now hit more balls than Graeme Smith's cricket bat. A real soldier in a petticoat!

      lakhan7 - 2011-03-29 12:35

      ...if the DA continues to do this , I may change my vote and vote for Zille - because she can be trusted to weed out corruption.

  • Mgayi - 2011-03-29 09:22

    The accountants , auditors and lawyers will always be the ones to be blamed for not making submissions on time blah blah blah As for the company directors , well they are untouchable ( for now )

  • 4daluvofSA - 2011-03-29 10:14

    Clearly DA has too much time on their hands....or has the election date been postponed?

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