Ex­tor­tion­ist in court

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A PI­ETER­MAR­ITZBURG panel beater is to ap­pear in the Dur­ban Regional Court on Fri­day on an­other case of ex­tor­tion.

Zaid Alli Hoo­sain, 32, who is cur­rently serv­ing a seven-year sen­tence in Westville Prison, was sen­tenced last week for ex­tort­ing al­most R500 000 from a Chatsworth doc­tor who had a pri­vate ren­dezvous with him in 2014. The lat­est case in court is sim­i­lar to his pre­vi­ous charges where he would en­tice wealthy vic­tims into in­ti­mate re­la­tions with him and then use it as a tool to siphon money from them.

In 2013, Hoo­sain pleaded guilty to threat­en­ing and ex­tort­ing money from four peo­ple. He also has pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions

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