'Shaik will not go back to prison'

Since his release from prison on parole more than two months ago, convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik has spent most of his days inside his Durban home heavily medicated, his family said yesterday.

Since his release from prison on parole more than two months ago, convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik has spent most of his days inside his Durban home heavily medicated, his family said yesterday.

"He hangs around the house every single day," Shaik's brother Yunus told Sapa. "He only went out once to visit his father-in-law and that was it. He never leaves the house." Yunus said his brother's health was not improving. Shaik was reportedly suffering from hypertension, high blood pressure, depression and chest pains.

Correctional Services spokesperson Manelisi Wolela was in a meeting yesterday and not immediately available to comment. However, a Correctional Services official who refused to be named said even if Shaik's condition improved, he would not be sent back to prison unless he violated his parole conditions. - Sapa

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