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Beard murder: Case postponed

2012-11-29 12:04

Johannesburg - The case against Roedolf Viviers, 28, who is accused of beating a Muslim man to death, was postponed to January by the Krugersdorp Regional Court on Thursday.

The matter would be transferred to the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg and would be heard on January 28, said Magistrate Stanley Mkhari.

"I have been instructed to inform you that you will appear on a charge of attempted murder and a charge of murder. You remain in custody," he told Viviers.

Charges were withdrawn against his co-accused Zayne van Tonder, 33.

Van Tonder, who was charged with assault, was granted bail of R2 000 in August.

"Accused number 2 [Van Tonder], charges against you have been withdrawn. You may leave," Mkhari said.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Phindile Louw said the charges were withdrawn because of a lack of evidence.

Viviers and Van Tonder allegedly made racist remarks to Muhammad Fayaaz Kazi and his friend Anser Mahmood at a fast-food outlet in Magaliesburg on August 6.

A fight ensued and Kazi was severely beaten and died in hospital.

Viviers was pointed out by seven witnesses in an identity parade.

Outside the court, Kazi's father-in-law Hasimbhay Motara said the family was pleased with the decision to move the matter to the high court.

Comments
  • itumeleng.mogaki - 2012-11-29 12:15

    Racism is disgusting: If he is guilty of murder and of being racist let him get the harshest punishment - life in jail since we have no death penalty.

      gift.ndlovu.564 - 2012-11-29 12:39

      This racist must be jailed for life, wena

      zambezi.river - 2012-11-29 12:51

      Dubula!

      johan.mostert.967 - 2012-11-29 13:59

      How can 7 people point out Viviers but no one can point out van Tonder? Weren't they together?

      thando.gqabaza - 2012-11-29 14:11

      Death penalty for murderers !

  • toni.k.mcquillen - 2012-11-29 12:43

    This is shocking he deserves to be found guilty, why do they always get away with postponing cases, no one has the right to hurt another human being!

  • martin.willemse.10 - 2012-11-29 12:52

    and all guys sitting in background wishing that they were in afganistan right at that moment lol

      joneethling - 2012-11-29 16:13

      Is that 10 behind your name your IQ?

  • annette.duvenhage.1 - 2012-11-29 12:55

    And so he destroyed his life by being stupid and illtempered....what a pity.

      martin.willemse.10 - 2012-11-29 12:59

      don't get ahead of yourself, the trial has'nt started yet...

      johan.mostert.967 - 2012-11-29 14:02

      @Martin, even if he do get off on some technical point, he will still be branded, somewhere in his life it will come back and haunt him and or his family.

  • mark.higgens.9 - 2012-11-29 13:05

    ROID Rage!!!!! Just have a look at this guys build

  • veldt66 - 2012-11-29 13:06

    It will be nice to see the Racist sinking! I warn these people everyday they won't listen.

  • Karabo Phetoane - 2012-11-29 13:13

    He shaved his beard and he kills others for not doing like wise,this is pure madness.

  • dylan.mugabe - 2012-11-29 13:25

    Jirre you are stupid. How do you even get Internet in your cave?

  • Sibusiso - 2012-11-29 13:30

    Racists must rot in jail ,all of them.

  • Tony-Lapson - 2012-11-29 13:36

    Roids and testosterone mixed with an intolerant mindset towards other races and cultures.

  • hezekiel.lefopane - 2012-11-29 13:40

    Its really disgusting to see that we still have people like him in SA.. He must rot in jail...

  • xoli.xuma - 2012-11-29 13:50

    Racism is no more tolerated in SA, get it in yo f*king head. Let this be a lesson to other racists out there.

      joneethling - 2012-11-29 16:17

      What lesson? One guy is free, and this guy may get off with a fine or a suspended sentence.

  • Daniel - 2012-11-29 17:59

    This guy is an idiot...danger to society put him away. However I hope that this doesnt keep the racist tag with only whites again, I am sure stats are way higher of whites getting killed by other races in this country than most... But yeah this country needs to grow up, white, black, indian and who ever else

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