Murder of Kathrada relatives: 9 in dock
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)