Case against Moti thrown out of court

2012-11-01 22:15

Johannesburg - The case against Johannesburg businessman Zunaid Moti and his co-accused was dismissed by the Brits Regional Court, it was reported on Thursday.

"It seems the prosecutor wasn't ready to proceed with [the] case and [the] defence asked for [the] case to be thrown out," Moti told Eyewitness News.

"I was tried in the media and, for the first time, I feel a little bit better. The biggest impact was on my family, as my kids were teased about their dad being on the run."

In July, Moti was granted R40 000 bail after appearing in court in connection with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit murder.

Moti's co-accused, Carlos de Sousa, who appeared on charges of assault, armed robbery and kidnapping, was released on bail of R30 000.

In a statement made after a warrant for his arrest was issued in July, Moti vowed to clear his name.

"The warrant pertains to non-business related matters and Mr Moti and his lawyer, Mr Ian Small-Smith, are currently working with the relevant authorities to clear Mr Moti of all charges," his lawyers said.

The 37-year-old businessman is the owner of the luxury vehicle dealership, Future Exotics Lifestyle Emporium.

He is also the chairperson of property group Abalengani.

  • yar.wellnofine - 2012-11-02 05:36

    I sense a failure of the prosecution here. How can an arrest which requires a R40K bail suddenly evaporate. What is going on?

  • richard.mbuly - 2012-11-02 05:43

    y was de prosecution nt prepared? Somethng isn't ryt there...

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-11-02 06:40

    I sense a payoff somewhere.

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-11-02 07:16

    mmmmmm something ain't right here. Something smells like fish meal...stinks

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-11-02 07:41

    Penguin dance, another african speciality, more rewarding than toytoy

  • gerrit.vanbreda1 - 2012-11-02 07:43

    Een van die grootste redes hoekom ons regstelsel in so groot gemors is, is agv onbevoegde staatsaanklaers. Die polisie vang die muishonde, en dan kry die staatsaanklaers nie die saak verder gevat nie.

  • danie.smit.587 - 2012-11-02 07:54

    Amazing you do not pay to make your case docket vanish its illegal. You pay to get a lazy illiterate policeman and Prosecutor, for your case. Its legal, then you freed. While the police and procecute management make money, and the rich are freed.

  • david.w.bakker - 2012-11-02 10:03

    To news24. f@#k you for deleting my comment. It is the truth what I said you can't handle the truth. Moti is a thug. He gets what he wants from threating people with his body guards. He has the police on his payroll. You will get what you deserve one day.

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-11-02 10:47

    Moti got the right muti white rabbits involved! God will judge this scumbag!

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