Treasurer to testify today

2015-09-09 09:45
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FORMER policeman Brian Treasurer is expected to take the stand today to testify in the trial in which he is accused of arranging the murder of local doctor Bhavish Sewram.

Treasurer’s co-accused, Mfaniseni Nxumalo of Mason informal settlement at Copesville, maintained his innocence yesterday under cross-examination by Treasurer’s attorney Bob Bahadur and state advocate Johan du Toit.

He maintained that although Treasurer had asked him on two occasions to “kill a doctor”, he had refused. Nxumalo confirmed yesterday that Treasurer had said a friend wanted the doctor killed because the “doctor was in love with his friend’s wife”. “He said the friend has got businesses and a lot of money.”

Replying to a question by Du Toit, Nxumalo initially testified that he could not remember the name of the “friend”.

However, when the case resumed after lunch, he suddenly said he had remembered the name of the friend and said it was “Soni”.

Nxumalo said he had not known prior to accompanying Treasurer and the confessed hitman, Sabelo Dlamini, to Raisethorpe on the evening of May 13, 2013, that the murder was going to be carried out that day.

He agreed, however, that when he saw Treasurer giving a cocked firearm to Dlamini, it “occurred” to him that he was going to use it to shoot someone. Nxumalo also agreed that it had been “foolish” for Treasurer and Dlamini to take him along as a witness when he had nothing to do with the matter.

He, however, denied that he was present at the scene where the doctor was killed, as Dlamini alleged when he testified.

The case is proceeding

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