Estcourt murder accused gets bail in drugs case

2008-07-10 00:00

A Pietermaritzburg magistrate on Wednesday granted bail of R8 000 to Azeem Yunus Mahomed (36), who is facing charges of dealing in drugs along with another Estcourt resident, Riaz Yacoob (34).

The two men were arrested in Pietermaritzburg last week after allegedly being caught in possession of 2 100 tablets.

Yacoob was released on R5 000 bail by another court on Tuesday.

Mahomed — who is due to go on trial in the high court in October for the murder of Vinod Ramsarup and attempted murder of Sarah Sathar and her eight-year-old daughter, who were shot on the N3 last May — had to formally apply for bail because of the pending charges.

Magistrate R. Kunene said in view of the fact that the investigating officer did not oppose bail and that there is no evidence that Mahomed has violated his bail conditions in the case before the high court, he was prepared to grant him bail.

The case was postponed until August 14 for further investigation.

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