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(From Business Day (South Africa))
Byline: Ernest Mabuza
Shaik wins appeal bid to ward off prison Legal Affairs Correspondent THE Supreme Court of Appeal has granted Durban businessman Schabir Shaik the right to appeal against all three convictions of corruption and fraud that led to a 15-year prison sentence by the Durban High Court.
This gives Shaik the opportunity to contest all aspects of his Durban trial. He will now be able to appeal the high court ruling that found that there was a generally corrupt relationship between him and former deputy president Jacob Zuma. Zuma is also facing corruption charges relating to his dealings with Shaik. If …