6 in court over KZN moneylender killing

2014-12-05 07:54

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Johannesburg - Six people accused of murdering Durban moneylender Narend Anendrai are expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Attorney Jayshree Baijnath, 39, businesswoman Shana Mangroo, 44, Dhanaseelan "Deven" Manickam, 43, businessman Rajendran Chetty, 44, advocate Veronica Rathilal, 44, and panelbeater Logandren Francis, 27, are all charged with murder. They have indicated their intention to plead not guilty.

They were arrested in August after the conviction of Gregory Pillay, who was sentenced to 18 years in jail after pleading guilty to Anendrai's murder.

Anendrai was shot dead in Chatsworth on 18 March in his Mercedes-Benz by Pillay, who claimed that he had been paid R20 000 for the hit, although he had been promised R120 000.

Pillay has reportedly testified that Manickam gave him the weapon he used in the hit.

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