Nine murder suspects remanded in custody
NINE people arrested in connection with the murder of two relatives of late Struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada appeared in the Schweizer-Reneke Magistrate’s Court yesterday, North West police said.
Colonel Adele Myburgh said the case against Xolani Andrew Sotshantsha, 25, Mogomotsi Moruwa, 31, Abiya Jeffrey Phakoane, 60, Adam Mohale, 31, Sello Bamphitile, 29, Godfrey Thabiso Cuna, 46, Kgotso Moeletsi, 29, Thato Levetti, 26, and a 16-year-old boy was postponed to November 14.
All the accused were remanded in custody. The teenager is being held at a juvenile facility.
Myburgh said the suspects were arrested on Monday and Tuesday following the murder of Yunus Kathrada, 65, and his son Ahmed Kathrada, 28, on November 1. Yunus is the late Ahmed Kathrada’s nephew. Myburgh said Ahmed arrived home at 9pm on that fateful day. While he was opening his gate and security door, he was attacked by two people.
“He was shot in the chest,” said Myburgh. “When Yunus opened the door, he was shot in the head. He died on the spot. His wounded son, Ahmed, died on arrival at the hospital.”
Myburgh said the suspects fled without taking any items. | African News Agency (ANA)