Suspicious husband hired hitmen for 'wife's lover', court hears

2015-03-03 05:00

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Pietermaritzburg - Businessman Rajivee Soni, 33, who thought former close friend Dr Bhavish Sewran was having an affair with his wife, hired hitmen to kill the doctor, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg heard on Monday.

Soni is expected to plead on Tuesday.

The State alleges that before the murder in May 2013 Soni laid false charges against Sewran.

Sewran appeared in court but the charges were withdrawn.

After this, Soni allegedly hired hitmen to kill Sewran.

One of Soni's complaints against Sewran was sexual assault. Soni is also charged with bribing a woman to pose as a patient and then laying a charge of assault against Sewran.

Soni also allegedly bought a powerful paintball rifle which was loaded with solid projectiles.

As Sewran left his surgery, he was peppered by a hooded man and sustained multiple abrasions.

Soni is alleged to have paid former policemen Brian Treasurer R100 000 to arrange Sewran's murder.

Treasurer allegedly approached Mfaniseni Nxumalo and Sabela Dlamini to kill Sewran.

Dlamini shot Sewran dead as he left his surgery and was jailed for 25 years in a separate trial.

The case continues.

 

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