Shaik docket goes back to police

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has handed the docket on Schabir Shaik’s alleged assault of a journalist back to the police for further investigation.

According to a report in The New Age newspaper today, KwaZulu-Natal’s acting director of prosecutions, Simphiwe Mlotshwa, said the police investigation was “incomplete”.

Last month, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions received the police docket relating to Shaik’s alleged assault of Sunday Tribune journalist Amanda Khoza.

Shaik allegedly slapped and throttled her on the Papwa Sewgolum golf course on February 26 while she was on assignment, covering his playing golf while out on parole.

Shaik served just over two years of a 15-year sentence, most of which he spent in a medical unit.

He was given medical parole on grounds that he was terminally ill, but opposition parties have questioned whether he is indeed ill following various sightings of him in public.

His jail sentence related to the facilitation of a bribe from arms company Thint, allegedly to President Jacob Zuma.

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