Publication: Cape Argus Issued: Date: 2010-07-26 Reporter:

DA wants Shaik back in jail



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Fraudster Schabir Shaik could find himself behind bars again if the DA succeeds in having his parole upset under a new prisons law, and if Shaik's request for a presidential pardon fails.

DA spokesperson on Correctional Services, James Selfe MP, has formally asked Inspecting Judge of Correctional Services, Deon van Zyl, to look at whether Shaik should have qualified for medical parole. The DA criticises what it describes as a political decision by the parole board to release President Jacob Zuma's former financial adviser.

The Correctional Services Amendment Act now also provides for the inspecting judge to review decisions relating to medical parole.

Previously only the Correctional Services minister had the powers to do that, but both former minister Ngconde Balfour and current minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, have refused Selfe's requests for a review.

Since Shaik's release last year on the grounds of "life-threatening hypertension", he has reportedly been seen shopping, playing golf and visiting restaurants in Durban.

Judge van Zyl said there were some technicalities to consider, such as whether the law was retrospective.

In October it was revealed that Shaik had applied to Zuma for a presidential pardon. The matter is still pending.

Zuma's spokesperson, Zizi Kodwa, has not responded to queries.

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A fraudster and an arrogant ANC fraudster at that.

No wonder his niece has joined the DA.

But the ANC gangsters who let him out of prison are even more criminal than him.

Schabir was after all just trying to make a couple of slices, albeit by corrupt bakery, for himself and his friend, who is now the president.

These other criminals committed their acts in a full light of day.

As for the other criminals like Leonard McCarthy who defeated the ends of justice in getting both Zuma and the two Thints off the hook.

There was meant to be a formal criminal investigation by the Hawks into this dastardly set of deeds, but exact;y nothing has come of it.

This is due cause to think that indiscretion was not the only thing behind this gross failure of justice.