Mur­der of Kathrada rel­a­tives: 9 in dock

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NINE peo­ple ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the mur­der of peo­ple re­lated to late Strug­gle hero Ahmed Kathrada ap­peared in the Sch­weizer-Reneke Mag­is­trate’s Court yes­ter­day.

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 were re­manded in cus­tody. They were ar­rested af­ter the mur­der of Yunus Kathrada, 65, and his son Ahmed Kathrada, 28, on No­vem­ber 1. Yunus is Ahmed Kathrada sr’s nephew.

Ahmed ar­rived home at 9pm and while open­ing the gate and bur­glary door, he was over­pow­ered and shot in the chest. When Yunus opened the door, he was shot in the head. He died on the spot. His wounded son, Ahmed, died on ar­rival at hos­pi­tal.

The nine fled empty-handed. | African News Agency (ANA)

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