Trio back in court for murder

2013-07-29 00:00

THE three men charged with the murder of prominent Pietermaritzburg doctor Bhavish Sewram are due to appear in court again on August 12.

The trio — former policeman Brian Treasurer (52), Sabelo Dlamini (24) and Mfaniseni Nxumalo (34) — made another brief appearance in the regional court on Friday.

The case was postponed pending finalisation of the accused’s ­legal representation and further investigation.

Dlamini and Nxumalo were ­remanded in custody by regional court magistrate Bhekizitha Phoswa. Treasurer is out on bail of R50 000.

The three are charged in connection with the execution-style murder of the doctor, who was gunned down in his car as he was about to drive away from his surgery in Dr Chota Motala Road on the night of May 13. Sewram was shot three times, in his neck, arm and back, by a gunman wearing a hooded top.

The murder followed a number of threats made against the doctor and his family who claimed in October last year that they were the victims of a vendetta.

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