President Jacob Zuma’s former financial advisor Schabir Shaik is willing to testify in Zuma’s favour if corruption, fraud and racketeering charges against his friend are reinstated.
The African National Congress(ANC) veteran Shabir Shaik was granted medical parole due to a “terminal illness” after serving 28 months of a 15-year jail sentence imprisonment for fraud and corruption related to the arms deal.
The Durban Business man told the media in Durban that he welcomed the fact that Zuma may get his day in court and that he may have to testify in order to help him as a loyal friend.
“There has been a well-planned strategy to discredit the president and myself by certain members within our organisation‚ the ANC‚ ever since Zuma stepped into office. I have always stated that President Zuma was never involved in the arms procurement deal or influenced any company‚ including my own‚ to win or lose any tender‚” he said.
Pretoria High Court last week set aside a decision made by former National Prosecuting Authority(NPA) head Mokotedi Mpshe not to Prosecute Zuma based on the information enclosed within the spy-tapes in April 2009.
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