Bomb accused bail ruling
THE first suspect to be granted bail for the Verulam mosque bombing and a spate of Durban bomb threats had his bail extended this week in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court.
Goolam Mahomed Rasheed Haffejee, 38, of Parlock, was arrested with 19 others on October 5 for the bomb threats and the attack on the Imam Hussein Mosque in Verulam in which Abbas
Essop was killed in May.
Haffajee, a businessman, was released on R100 000 bail on October
15. As part of his bail conditions, he is not allowed to go near a port of entry or exit and had to surrender his passport.
His 11 co-accused were granted bail on Tuesday. Some were released on a warning.
Charges against seven suspects were provisionally withdrawn.
The matter was adjourned to February 22 next year. |