Bomb ac­cused bail rul­ing

Sunday Tribune - - METRO - STAFF RE­PORTER

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. |

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