Underberg kidnap trial adjourned

2015-01-26 00:00

THE trial of seven men charged with kidnapping Underberg businessman Mohsin Patel for ransom last year has been adjourned until February 12.

This is to enable one of the accused, who fired his lawyer, to arrange for legal representation.

The accused who was ill earlier ­during the week, Nadeem Akhder, ­appeared in court alongside his six ­co-accused on Friday.

He told regional magistrate Bheki­zitha Phoswa that he was dissatisfied with his previous attorney who had “done nothing” for him in relation to getting bail even though he had paid him an “exorbitant” fee. For that ­reason, he had decided to get a new attorney.

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