Monday, September 25, 2006

Shaik gets his moment in court

By Tarryn Le Chat
25 September 2006

Durban businessman, Schabir Shaik, long awaited fraud and corruption appeal of is expected to start in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) today.

According to the Cape times, the SCA has set aside five days to hear Shaik’s appeal against his Durban High Court conviction last year on charges of fraud and corruption.

Shaik was granted permission to challenge the fraud finding, that he discussed with his auditors the irregular write-off of loans, some made to former deputy-president Jacob Zuma.

According to the report, Zuma, was relieved of his duties as deputy president following Shaik’s conviction and was brought to court on related charges this year.

However, Zuma’s case was struck off the roll last week.

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