Dhoda accused drops bail

2015-07-15 09:43
Shaheen Suleiman of Magma Investigations.

Shaheen Suleiman of Magma Investigations. (Shan Pillay)

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Pietermaritzburg - One of the men charged with the robbery and attempted murder of a local businessman Ismail Dhoda abandoned his bail application ­at the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

Senzo Thabani Ntombela intended to apply for bail, but later abandoned the application when his lawyer, Nkanyiso Maphumulo advised the court that he had pending cases in the province and intended to bring all the cases in one court.

Ntombela is facing two hijacking charges, in Amanzimtoti and ­Newlands.

The state said they were ready to proceed with the bail application and intended to oppose bail.

“We have things to sort out before we apply for bail. I have arranged a meeting with the state prosecutor and the Department of Public Prosecutions office,” said Maphumulo.

Ntombela will remain in custody until 14 August.

During his short court appearance yesterday Ntombela complained about “chest problems”.

He will be transferred from the Mountain Rise Police station holding cells to the New Prison where he will receive medical attention.

Dhoda was attacked by 15 gunmen outside his home in Mountain Rise in May this year. The gunmen fired on Magma Security director ­Shaheen Suleiman and friend and colleague Shameel Ally, director of Ilanga Security, when they ­responded to the attack.

According to a police source, the gunmen made off with an amount of about R10 000 cash that was in ­Dhoda’s possession.

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