Cliff Buchler
2 minute read
7 Jul 2021
4:01 am

Schabir Shaik’s memoirs on Zuma would be bestseller

Cliff Buchler

Chapters could be filled with covert meetings in France with arms suppliers and, in South Africa, with no less than the deputy president.

Convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik, who is out on medical parole for a terminal illness, is seen walking out of the Spar in Florida Road, Durban on Wednesday, 16 December 2009. (Photo by Gallo Images/Foto24/Felix Dlangamandla)

Just think, had Schabir Shaik decided to write and publish his memoirs to coincide with the sentencing of his enthusiastic economics learner, Jacob, and the present drama playing before a dumbfounded nation, the book would have outsold those of our Deon Meyer and Wilbur Smith. It’s not every day only one man is jailed for having a criminal relationship and the one with whom he has one goes free. But then, in South Africa under the present regime, anything can happen. But what a story to tell. Especially the part where Jacob is nabbed, albeit for a different crime. How...