Office 'still waiting' for Shaik file
Johannesburg - Three weeks after Schabir Shaik allegedly assaulted a journalist on a Durban golf course, it was still not clear whether the convicted fraudster would face criminal charges, the Sunday Tribune reported.
An official at the prosecutor's office in Pietermaritzburg said on Friday they had still not received a docket from the police.
"We hope it will reach us before close of business. Once the director receives it, he will evaluate its contents before making a decision," Natasha Ramkisson was quoted as saying.
Tribune journalist Amanda Khoza last heard from police on March 4, via an SMS. It informed her that the case had been transferred to provincial level and that she would be informed of the prosecutor's decision within a fortnight.
Shaik allegedly slapped and throttled her on the Papwa Sewgolum golf course on Saturday, February 26 while she was covering his playing golf while out on parole.
Meanwhile the man Shaik allegedly punched outside a Durban mosque two weeks ago has declined to report the assault, the Sunday Tribune reported. Mohamed Ismail was allegedly punched when he complained that Shaik had parked him in, preventing him from getting to his daughter in hospital.
Shaik was released from prison on Wednesday afternoon after being arrested for allegedly violating his parole conditions.