Schabir Shaik is convicted on two corruption charges

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Schabir Shaik

Thursday, 2 June 2005

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.

References:
• Liebenberg, Dries., (2010), 'Schabir behaves well, gets reward', from news24, 11 August [online], Available at www.news24.com [Accessed: 9 June 2014]
• Khubeka, Anelisa., (2011), 'Charges laid against Shaik', from iol, 28 February [online], Available at www.iol.co.za [Accessed: 9 June 2014]

Last updated : 02-Jun-2015

This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011