Kazi death: Suspect denied bail

2012-08-22 15:30

Johannesburg - A man accused of beating Muhammad Fayaaz Kazi to death was denied bail by the Krugersdorp Regional Court on Wednesday.

Magistrate Reginald Dama said he had "no choice" but to deny bail to Roedolf Viviers, 28, who faces charges of murder and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

His co-accused, Zayne van Tonder, 33, charged with assault, was granted R2 000 bail.

Dama said he was initially concerned this was too high as bail "is not used for the purpose of punishment".

He said that the accuseds' lawyer, Sakkie Smith, assured him R2 000 "fits his pocket".

The two allegedly made racist remarks to Kazi and his friend Anser Mahmood at a fast food outlet in Magaliesburg on 6 August. A fight ensued during which Kazi was severely beaten. He died in hospital.

On Tuesday, Smith read out an affidavit by Viviers in court, detailing why he believed he should be granted bail. Viviers said he looked after his ill and elderly mother. He was the sole breadwinner of his family and provided for his fiance and her young child.

Viviers had signalled his intention to plead not guilty to all charges. There was no risk he would skip bail, Smith said. He suggested that Viviers' bail be set at R5 000.

Prosecutor Micky Thesner said the State opposed bail as Viviers was accused of a schedule five offence which, according to the Criminal Procedure Act, requires him to prove exceptional circumstances existed to get bail.

The State did not oppose Van Tonder's bail application and suggested it be set at R2 000.

The matter was postponed to 29 November.

  • alu.ntsandeni - 2012-08-22 15:44

    It's funny how a dumb moment can turn your life around.. - 2012-08-22 15:54

      its not dumbness... its prejudice, racist, and intolerance to people that differs from these morons...i'm sure they would not have beaten a monk or a priest in a robe to death in that manner... there's no excuse and these white supremist must rot in jail. the same applies to anyone who are intolerant to others based on creed, religion, the colour of their skin or the length of their beards....

      gary.guy.507 - 2012-08-22 16:28

      I don't condone these guys actions and they most probably are racists and their agression was probably based on racial hatred. However, I don't believe that saying that he looked like Osama Bin Laden was a racist statement. I

      zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-08-22 17:05

      @micheal says:"Although what they did was wrong, I do not think Kazi was completely innocent!" So if Kazi was not innocent is ok to beat him to death??? WTF are you on about??? If I go mouthing off at someone and he beats me to death it's ok because I'm was not innocent? If a farmer mouths off at a robber during the robbery it's fine for the farmer to be killed because he didn't shut his mouth??? You are totally out of control!!! Get yourself together broer!!!

  • boltonbarry - 2012-08-22 15:53

    SOOOO was it worth while manne ? You are in jail because of a beard?? Its almost criminally stoopid like those 4 blokes who killed each other over their penis size

  • boltonbarry - 2012-08-22 15:54

    So i guess that if these two can beat someone for looking like a terrorist we can beat the crap out of these two for looking stoopid

  • tubby.larkan - 2012-08-22 15:57

    Whatthe hell were they thinking,how stupid and unwarranted.

  • shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-08-22 16:01

    Brilliant! How to throw your life away with one stupid wrong move. Both very young, and no doubt will be spending a very long time behind bars - for what exactly? What is it that they were hoping to prove?

  • steve.bolton.319 - 2012-08-22 16:04

    Mama just kiled a man put my fist to his head shook him round now he's dead....................Mmmmmmm.......Silly man.

  • eric.f.moloi - 2012-08-22 16:12

    these Nazi must rot in jail 4 killing Kazi

  • wayne.mclaren.35 - 2012-08-22 16:19

    lol! his butt hole is gona feel the effects of his bad deed

  • veldt66 - 2012-08-22 16:22

    Their eyes say it all, racial hatred!!! Strange that criminals wear ties & suits in court to appear like decent people""" gve those idiots orange overalls , in my eyes they are convicts already.

  • Jonas Samoan Ndou - 2012-08-22 16:36

    they must get life in jail,just like that guy who killed terrblanche,nobody is above the law n nodody's life is more important than the other's

  • introvert.introverts - 2012-08-22 16:39

    May god forgive me for judging these two morons,they do not deserve a place in heaven, hell is where they belong.

  • magomarele - 2012-08-22 16:48

    Savages, they must rot in jail.

  • sindiswa.ndzeleni - 2012-08-22 17:08

    Its about tym people stoped judging a book by its cova. SA is a democratic country which embraces diversity, promotes quality with the objection of abolishing discrimination on grounds of religion,race etc Any1 whoz actions r contrary to the these goals should be punished so I agree with every1 who says these 2 white men Shud Rot in prison 4 ths!!!

      Desilusionada - 2012-08-22 17:13

      Says he who is advantaged in terms of colour when it comes to jobs filled. First get rid of the beam of AA/EE then you can talk about splinters of little petty arguments about race and abolishing discrimination...

      brett.bruce.121 - 2012-08-22 17:23

      If SA embraces diversity why are white farmers being systematically murdered? Over 3000 killed and not a word of condemnation from the government?

  • abri.spies - 2012-08-22 17:11

    One notices that the normal right-wing trolls are conspiciously silent when one of their own does something vicious and barberic. - 2012-08-22 17:20

      the 'rocks' have come to roost !! always were the bullies, got no time for the oxygen thieves

  • kyle.minnaar - 2012-08-22 20:21

    Its sad stories like these that continue to divide our country. Some of the youth in this country are trying hard to eradicate any form unjust previous perceptions that were strong during apartheid. Although I believe this has nothing to do with apartheid and more to do with stupidity, it nonetheless ruins our efforts as youth of SA.

  • chabi.sesoko - 2012-08-22 20:52

    This guys without ties & otherwise being white... are just racist killers driven by prejudice ... to suggest Kazi called this upon himself is also prejudice infested thinking... All Killers Black, White, Coloured and Asian must not have sympathisers in South African law abiding citizens.

  • bless.boswell - 2012-08-22 21:36

    I should hope he was denied bail. These mens' behaviour was an absolute disgrace. The fact that hey are white is an embarrassment to the white people of this country. One would expect them to know how to behave.

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