Two held for Kazi's murder

2012-08-12 15:53

Johannesburg - Both men suspected of beating Muhammad Fayaaz Kazi to death in Magaliesburg, have been arrested.

One man was arrested in Hartbeespoort, North West province, on Saturday.

The second man handed himself to Magaliesburg police on Sunday morning, accompanied by his lawyer, North West Premier Thandi Modise said in a statement issued by her office.

Both were expected to appear in the Magaliesburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.

“We commend our police for the speedy arrest and look up to our courts for the law to take to take its course," Modise said.

Kazi, 27, from Ventersdorp, and his father's friend Anser Mahmood, were attacked at a Chicken Licken outlet in Magaliesburg on Monday.

Mahmood said two white, Afrikaans-speaking men made fun of Kazi's beard and insulted them.

Kazi, who understood Afrikaans, confronted the two men and a fight broke out. Both Kazi and his friend were attacked and the two white men fled the scene. Kazi later died in Potchefstroom Hospital.

On Sunday Rapport quoted Trevor Buthelezi, a waiter at a local restaurant, as saying: "A large, white man of over 100kg kicked and hit Kazi and Mahmood for about 20 minutes... A crowd gathered, but everyone was too scared to help.

"Someone called the police, but before they arrived, a motorist stopped and pulled the man off him [Kazi]."

According to Rapport, there were two police officers at the scene, but they refused to help because they said they were off-duty.

The killing resulted in an outpouring of condolences, outrage, and calls for the alleged killers to be arrested.

The Media Review Network (MRN) on Sunday welcomed news of the arrest. It called on all law enforcement agencies to be especially vigilant in regard to crimes related to racism, religious bigotry, xenophobia, and Islamophobia.

"It is unfair and beyond comprehension that the victim of atrocious violence dies at the hands of a bigot for no reason other than being profiled a Muslim," the MRN said.

Police were not immediately available to confirm the arrests.

  • brink.pierre - 2012-08-12 16:05

    Ja, grootseun, kom ons kyk of jy mans genoeg is on die gevangenes in die tronk ook te beledig en aan te val.

      brink.pierre - 2012-08-12 16:30

      Lewer liewer jou kommentaar, moenie net die afduimpie druk nie.

      maarten.slabbert.7 - 2012-08-12 16:56

      Laat ons sien hoeveel moed hy het in die tronk. Dis n ander wereld waar mense trug slaan ook. Papa wag vir hom.

      lownabester - 2012-08-12 17:27

      Party mense is te lafhartig om hulle mening te gee. Hoop hulle sit lang.

      rickvcooper - 2012-08-12 17:32

      If you are going to report using race, I want to see more consistent race labelling for all crimes reported on. Not just when it suits the ANC agenda.

      henk.venter.754 - 2012-08-13 09:40

      Julle is vinnig om te oordeel ne? Ken julle die feite? of lewer julle maar kommentaar op dit wat in die koerante staan? Ek keur nie die optredes goed nie, maar ek het nog nerens gesien dat jy so vinnig kommentaar lewer oor wit boere wat op plase vermoor is nie! - 2012-08-13 10:14

      What did I say on Friday, it WAS Afrikaners???? - Now they're going to be someones KFC for many years in prison...

  • adrien.mcguire - 2012-08-12 16:09

    Lock them up and throw the keys away.... we don't need this in our country !!

  • emile.marais - 2012-08-12 16:11

    Good. Two less murderers on South Africa's streets. Shameful that the off-duty police did nothing during the attack. They could have saved this young man's life if they intervened.

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-08-12 16:24

      Hmm imagine a doctor was there and say he won't attend to the injured as he is off duty. That's why our police is so f**d up; no conscience no honour, it's just about collecting your pay cheque at the end of the month

      elmarene.strauss - 2012-08-12 16:51

      @Emile, yes the police officer "off duty" could have made a "civil arrest"!

      boltonbarry - 2012-08-12 16:59

      Elmarene he doesn't have to make a civil arrest. As a policeman you really are never fully "off duty"

      Gerald - 2012-08-12 18:18

      Easy to say, but you were not there...I am 70kg, if I were the cop in that situation, without a gun and back up, against good stocked boere seuns above 100kg...hell, I woulda called the PO PO too!

      robert.krumm - 2012-08-12 22:07

      Evil triumphs when good men do nothing.

  • rupert.vansittert - 2012-08-12 16:16

    Wonder wie van hulle tweetjies gaan 'n corrupt goverment official se bitch wees in die Sorryn niks brannas en coke vir 'n laaaang tyd nie. Julle verdien alles wat julle gaan kry, die honde wat julle is...

  • celest.pretorius.9 - 2012-08-12 16:19

    Despicable behaviour!

  • jako.merwe - 2012-08-12 16:26

    Sometimes I'm glad there is no d penalty. It wouldve been a let-off for these morons. Ek hoop dit was nou die moeite werd gewees julle brekers

  • opinion.blake - 2012-08-12 16:29

    Hoe stupid kan mens wees?

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-08-12 16:33

    Die Boeremamparas! Gooi hulle in C-Max saam met die ander mamparas en gooi die sleutels weg. Neem hulle by die beste dokters ook and maak seker dat hulle sterk is om al hul lank tronk gevonnis te doen

  • billy.bunter.779 - 2012-08-12 16:37

    "It is unfair and beyond comprehension that the victim of atrocious violence dies at the hands of a bigot for no reason other than being profiled a Muslim," the MRN said. - I agree, MRN - and we still wait for your condemnation of the Islamic Boko Haram slaughtering of Christians in Nigeria, simply for being Christian.

      imraan.chothia.7 - 2012-08-12 20:57

      Billy, if they killing innocent Christians then they not anywhere near being Islamic, hense Mrn need not comment on people that we distance ourselves from. Hope that answers your question

  • andre.nel.31924 - 2012-08-12 16:55

    @PierreB: Lees Beeld 9 Junie 2009: 4 Pakistani's slaan witman dood by Carnaval City buite Benoni(voor sy vrou). Jou jammerte is misplaast.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-08-12 17:22

      @amos.motsai: So it is ok to kill a guy because he is white? I'll remember that.

  • tokeloshe - 2012-08-12 17:17

    "The Media Review Network (MRN) on Sunday welcomed news of the arrest. It called on all law enforcement agencies to be especially vigilant in regard to crimes related to racism, religious bigotry, xenophobia, and Islamophobia." Why is homophobia missed off of this list?

      billy.bunter.779 - 2012-08-12 18:20

      Not to mention Christianophobia

      riaan.mostert.58 - 2012-08-12 20:59

      Good question. They probably thought homophobia is a non-existent compared to Islamophobia. It's not like you read about gay bashing, killing of gays and corrective rape on a weekly basis, unlike attack against muslims. :-)

  • Londo Cedric Marageni - 2012-08-12 18:00

    hulle verdien om te vrot in die tronk......

  • vstart - 2012-08-12 19:22

    I was born in 1975 as a "white" female, I got arrested with my second Mother a "black" nanny for not having her pass book! I never will and cannot ever understand anyone's need to differentiate between colour, religion, nationality etc etc WE ARE ALL HUMAN WTF??????????????

      Turab Ally Hoosen - 2012-08-14 05:52


  • Andre - 2012-08-12 20:13

    It never ceases to amaze that the police are quick to arrest a murderer if he is White, but they do not even attempt to try and catch the murderers in tribal/clan/Black revenge or bundu assassinations!

      riaan.mostert.58 - 2012-08-12 21:01

      Less work for them :-D

  • Zahir - 2012-08-12 22:53

    Lock them up and throw away the key dogs

  • erich.goosen - 2012-08-13 08:17

    A sad and total unnecesary incident where the law should take its course. Ever more sad is the attitude of the two off-duty policeman who tried to justify their impassiveness by stating that they could (will?) not act because they were off-duty. Maybe SANRAL can over them a good 'passive' job as a Go and Stop operator at the detour sections.

      clayton.kaliofasi - 2012-08-13 18:49

      These 2 policeman must be fired we can't afford to have people like those 2 in police force.

  • abusufyaan.ahmad - 2012-08-13 08:28

    i"m a muslim and i say that it will be good if all Murders are given the same priority and all killers jailed so quick. Not just when the pressure is on

      erich.goosen - 2012-08-13 13:58

      If you feel that way, what must the White farmers (and their dependents) say? A large number of farm murders have remained unsolved through the years. While I am not insensitive to the feelings of our local Muslims, I detect an attitutude that some people of your kind are biased and are outspoken only when it comes to their interests. Abusfyaan, let us rather condemn all acts of violence against all race groups and criticize the police in all cases where they render sloppy work.

  • shane.loxton - 2012-08-13 08:30

    First, let me condemn this act. It was childish and disgusting and if it is true that these guys did what the MSM reports they did, then they have caused more harm to the cause of Afrikaners/Boers instead of helping it. But let us not jump to conclusions at this early stage and wait for the investigation and the court case. A story always has two sides and what I have learned over the years is that the Main stream media is biased in its reporting.\r\n\r\nWhich brings me to what I would like to point out in this case; the MSM reporting on it. \r\n\r\nThey have no problem to outright name the race of the alleged perpetrators or their cultural/linguistic background.\r\n\r\nThe South African Main Stream Media NEVER mentions race when blacks rape, torture or kill whites. Sometimes they are obliged to name the criminals when they appear in court and through that one can determine if the criminal was black or not.\r\n\r\nOne constantly has to read between the lines in the MSM reporting in SA. Then they call it “Honest” reporting?? Like hell it is.\r\n\r\nTypical reporting would go that five men raped a woman in a shebeen in Kagiso… Then we know these were five blacks who probably raped a drunk black woman at an informal drinking spot.\r\n\r\nOr they would say, “Three robbers broke into a house in Waterkloof Ridge, raped the woman and her 12 year old daughter and killed the husband…”…then you know another white family fell victim to a gang of murderous black scum. Note how they would also euphemistically refer to rapists and killers as “robbers”.\r\n\r\nBut just let a white person be the perpetrator and a black person the victim, then the MSM blasts it all over the front page of every newspaper and repeat the story every four hours on news sites like IOL and News24. Then they milk it for every bit of propaganda value for weeks to come.

      rip.riphagen - 2012-08-13 08:47

      So what you are telling me is that there are no Zulus, Sothos, Vendas or any of the other “black” races in South Africa living in Waterkloof Ridge?

      shane.loxton - 2012-08-13 10:13

      So what you are telling me or implying is that the Zulus, Sothos, Vendas or any of the other “black” races in South Africa living in Waterkloof Ridge are criminals?\r\n0   2

  • henk.venter.754 - 2012-08-13 09:38

    Can news 24 please explain how is it possible that when white men are involved in crimes they refer to the suspects as white men, but when black men murdered farmers, they NEVER refer to the suspects as black, zulu, xhosa, sotho etc speaking men?

  • chantelle.jolliffe - 2012-08-13 11:25

    Fortunately for the two gentlemen in custardy South Africa is a Democracy with a judicial system that says people are innocent until proven guilty. My mother taught me there are always two sides to a story, I would like to hear their side of the story before I comment so far it’s been very one sided. Another thing my mother taught me is that it takes two to tango. I am just saying …

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