A close friend of former deputy president Jacob "JZ" Zuma and successful businessman Schabir Shaik was found guilty on two counts of corruption and one count of fraud by retired Judge Hilary Squires at the Durban High Court. The outcome of the politically charged trial, which implicated Zuma, prompted the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to ponder opening a corruption charge against him. In his verdict Judge Squires announced that there was a corrupt relationship between Shaik and Zuma.
Schabir Shaik is convicted on two corruption charges
Thursday, 2 June 2005
This Day In History dates for TODAY
- 1859 Sir George Gray, governor of the Cape, lays the cornerstone of the New Somerset Hospital
- 1932 Luc Montagnier, virologist who discovered the human immunodeficiency virus, is born
- 1964 SA is banned from the Olympic Games
- 1967 The MK and ZIPRA formally announce that they had formed a military alliance
- 1969 The father of Rosalind Ballingall joins the search for his missing daughter
- 1981 Three MK soldiers found guilty
- 1988 P. W. Botha refutes possibility of Black majority rule
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