Why Zuma was never charge at the same time as Shaik

An explanation was heard on Tuesday as to why the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) did not charge former president Jacob Zuma at the same time as his financial adviser Schabir Shaik.

Business Day reported that Zuma’s legal team are seeking a permanent stay of prosecution for Zuma on corruption, racketeering and fraud charges.

Despite Shaik paying Zuma for his influence, only Shaik was convicted of fraud and in 20015 was sentenced to 15 years in jail.

Bulelani Ngcuka claimed to have been concerned about the lack of evidence to implicate Zuma.

Zuma denied any wrong doing in the matter.

The state however claims that Zuma abused his position as MEC and as deputy president of the ANC during 1995 and 2005 to conduct illegal dealings with Shaik and Nkobi Holdings.

Around R4-million in 783 payments were made to Zuma by Shaik and his Nkobi Holdings during the 10-year period.

Shaik was released on medical parole after serving only a short period in prison and despite predictions by a team of doctors, Shaik has survived the past decade on medical parole.