Ex-cop Treasurer to learn his fate today

2015-09-04 10:06
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THE anticipated application for the acquittal of murder accused Brian Treasurer did not materialise yesterday as his attorney was not ready to proceed.

However, lawyer Bob Bahadur said he would make his application today.

Treasurer and his co-accused Mfaniseni Nxumalo are on trial before Judge Anton van Zyl for the murder of Pietermaritzburg doctor Bhavish Sewram.

The doctor was shot as he got into his bakkie after locking up his surgery in Chota Motala Road on the evening of May 13, 2013. The state alleges that the hitman, Sabelo Dlamini was hired and paid R12 000 to carry out the murder by Treasurer and Nxumalo.

Treasurer was allegedly tasked to find someone to murder the doctor by a local businessman, Rajivee Soni, whose trial is due to resume before a different judge on September 28.

Bahadur said after the state closed its case on Wednesday that he intends to apply for Treasurer’s discharge.

Bahadur is expected to argue to the effect that the evidence presented by the state is insufficient to warrant Treasurer’s conviction, and that he should be acquitted without being required to lead evidence in his defence

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