In South Africa
Dec 7th, 2012
The 490-page study lays bare the scale of Mr Zuma’s reliance on numerous benefactors – including Nelson Mandela who sent him R1m (£72,000) – in the period when he was deputy president until 2005. Chief among the donors was Schabir Shaik, a Durban businessman who served as his financial adviser ...
Dec 16th, 2011
The head of one of South Africa’s top anti-corruption agencies, widely seen as an ally of President Jacob Zuma, has resigned after only two weeks in the job, the latest in a series of high-profile departures. Opponents had accused Zuma of encroaching on the judiciary’s independence...
Mar 16th, 2011
Prison officials in South Africa have released a paroled fraud convict with close ties to President Jacob Zuma, two days after he was re-arrested for alleged assault, an official said Wednesday. Schabir Shaik, Zuma’s former financial advisor, was re-arrested this week after a weekend newspaper ...
Mar 15th, 2011
The fraudster jailed for 15 years for his corrupt relationship with the SA’s current president was re-arrested yesterday. Schabir Shaik is now back in “B” Section of Durban Westville Prison (motto: “The place of new beginnings”), and will stay there for at least the next couple of days. While this is...