Aus stalker’s case moved at CT courts

2011-05-12 12:23

Cape Town - Convicted Australian stalker Shumsheer Singh Ghumman will make his first appearance in the Cape Town Regional Court on Monday, on charges of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, malicious damage to property and attempted arson.

The 32-year-old chartered accountant who formerly held a senior post with an investment bank in London, made his final appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

He appeared before Magistrate Alta Frederick who ordered him to remain in custody until Monday, and transferred his case to the regional court.

His trial there is expected to start on July 27 and end on August 12, according to defence attorney Gerhardt van der Merwe.

Stalked SA woman

Control prosecutor Fiona Cloete told the court on Thursday that the investigation, which included obtaining information from the UK authorities, was progressing well.

Ghumman was last year convicted by a London court of harassment for stalking a South African woman, Hannah Rhind, whom he had met in the UK.

When Rhind came to South Africa to visit her family, Ghumman followed her and allegedly petrol bombed Rhind’s family home in Clifton. He allegedly plotted to kill another Cape Town resident (not Rhind).

The Rhind family was represented in the proceedings by attorney William Booth, who holds a watching brief from the family.

His instructions are to attend proceedings and inform the family about what transpired.

Ghumman is in custody at Goodwood prison.

  • Maki - 2011-05-12 12:33

    lol. This world is going mad. Cant we simply export all of these international criminals back to where they came from?

      Ntfutfuko - 2011-05-12 12:55

      It's a strategy to keep the crime statistics low on the other side.

      Barry M - 2011-05-12 13:12

      Park the fruitcake alongside OBL!

  • MacDaKnife - 2011-05-12 12:41

    She must have had a fling with him and wants more.

      Barry - 2011-05-12 12:48

      @MacDaKnife - Sounds like another case of obsession to me, like the woman who died so tragically last week. I wonder why some men (a few though) can`t take it when a relationship is over ? Hope they make a good example of Him and send a clear message to all men contemplating this kind of thing.

      static - 2011-05-12 12:57

      what about women? many men with slashed car tyres and redecorated cars can attest to that

  • Felix - 2011-05-12 12:45

    Nothing says 'I Love You' like a molotov cocktail...

  • saabnut - 2011-05-12 13:16

    I say send him straight back to Australia- at least the law works there and he will be properly punished. not like this joke of a judicial system we have. Then again, it looks like he is a financial whizz, so perhaps stick him in with Cheryl Cwele- she is scraping the barrel in order to pay her legal costs. Perhaps he can streamline her efforts skimming funds of the top of the Hibuscus Coast Municipality coffers...

  • GinSA1 - 2011-05-12 13:17

    What is it with these Indian guys in the UK all of a sudden thinking SA is their killing fields? String the thing up and dump him close to Seal Island as fish-food

  • Farzanak145 - 2011-05-12 13:17

    what a way to throw ur life away.. a CA with a senior post in a London Investment Bank... was she really worth it.

  • Ousus - 2011-05-12 13:20

    What's the difference between this idiot and Shrien Dewani? Surely this guy is also endangered in our prisons...

  • Honeybabe - 2011-05-12 13:22

    One word, psycho. He has a good job in a good country and he follows an SA woman, she must have been realy good, for him to turn a blind eye on what SA is, she should let us know how she did, some of us need those erm erm to keep a man coming. Should probably google her tl tl tl!

  • Will99 - 2011-05-12 13:34

    What a creepy dude!

  • Lance Solot - 2011-05-12 13:39

    Exactly... Was she "all that", that he had to throw all his achievements away in that manner?

  • Fierouza - 2011-05-12 13:41

    When people get hurt they tend to do weird things.I think he needs psychiatric help.He is obviously not in his right mind.

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