Publication: Sapa Issued: Date: 2006-11-27 Reporter: Sapa Reporter:

Shaik in Hospital




Date 2006-11-27




Durban businessman Schabir Shaik has been admitted to hospital, correctional services officials said on Monday.

The department of correctional services refused to divulge his condition but confirmed that he was in hospital

"We can only acknowledge that he's been taken to hospital," said deputy commissioner of communications for correctional services, Manelisi Wolela.

Sapa has reliably learnt that he was taken to St Augustine's Hospital and was under police guard.

The afternoon Daily News quoted a St Augustine's hospital staffer as saying that Shaik had been placed in the hospital's renal transplant unit.

"He has not been eating and goes to the bathroom for long periods of time," the staffer was reported having said.

It is believed that at least 20 policemen are guarding Shaik's private room at the hospital.

The Daily News also reported that Shaik had been admitted to the hospital under an alias on Friday afternoon and was treated for depression and stress.

With acknowledgement to Sapa.