Parole Board to decide on the fate of Schabir Shaik
14 March 2011
The Parole Board has 72 hours to decide whether Schabir Shaik has to go back to prison.
Shaik has been arrested and is being held at Westville Prison in Durban.
Correctional Services is investigating whether he disobeyed his medical parole conditions following two allegations that Shaik had punched a man and slapped a journalist.
The Durban businessman was released on medical parole in 2009 after being convicted of fraud and corruption and jailed for 15 years.
Political parties have welcomed the arrest of Schabir Shaik, with the Democratic Alliance saying it was pleased the correctional services department was taking this matter seriously.