Shaik back in hospital

Schabir Shaik is back in hospital after suffering a mild stroke last week, the Correctional Services Department said yesterday.

Schabir Shaik is back in hospital after suffering a mild stroke last week, the Correctional Services Department said yesterday.

Spokesman Manelisi Wolela confirmed Shaik had been transferred from prison to the Inkosi Albert Luthuli hospital in Durban. "Shaik had some medical complications in prison and doctors advised he should be taken to hospital for further medical treatment. He was sent to hospital last Saturday after doctors advised it would be best for his health."

The department declined to comment on Shaik's condition or when he might be released from hospital. Shaik has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for fraud relating to his relationship with former deputy president Jacob Zuma.

On November 24 last year he was admitted to St Augustine's hospital and then sent to Westville Prison. At that time his family said he had suffered a minor stroke.

In April this year Shaik was admitted to the cardiac unit in Albert Luthuli Hospital after suffering from hypertension and depression. - Sapa

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