Northdale father and sons’ bail revoked

2012-01-10 00:00

A FATHER and his two sons from Northdale made a brief appearance at the Pietermaritzburg magistrate court for the attempted murder of well known attorney, Nasen Naicker.

Their bail, which had been granted by the police, has been revoked.

A 47-year-old man, and his 26-year-old and 17-year-old sons, who are not being named to protect the identity of the minor, said they will be instructing their own attorney to represent them in the attempted murder case against them.

It is alleged Naicker was attacked by the group on December 26 at their Northdale home.

State prosecutor Ricky van Wyk asked the court to cancel their bail after Mountain Rise police had released them on R1 000 following their arrest. The 17-year-old boy was released on warning.

The state alleged that the police had charged the trio with assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, instead of attempted murder charge.

The state said they will be adding more charges against them as this was a premedita­ted plan.

The state alleged that Naicker was lured to the house by the group on the pretext that they needed a legal representative for a drinking and driving matter that the father faced.

Naicker told them that they needed to pay him R5 000 and he left the house.

Later on the same day he was called by them, saying they managed to raise a deposit of R2 000 which he had to collect at their home.

While he was signing a receipt for the money at their house, he was allegedly assaul­ted with a bush knife and stabbed in his chest with a knife. It is believed Naicker has 41 stitches to his head.

Magistrate Reard Abrahams cancelled the father’s and son’s bail and ordered them to return to court with a legal represen­tative tomorrow, along with proof of the younger son’s age.

When the court asked the 26-year-old son why he was using a walking stick, he replied that he was attacked on Christmas Day by the complainant, Naicker, who injured him on the head and left ankle.

A fuming Naicker was pleased that their bail had been revoked, adding that he couldn’t understand how the police could have granted bail before the trio had appeared in court in such a serious case like this.

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