Rameez Patel: Trial for allegedly killing mum to start in May

2018-10-04 20:02
Rameez Patel. Foto: Marietie Louw-Carstens

Rameez Patel. Foto: Marietie Louw-Carstens (Marietie Louw-Carstens)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The case in which Rameez Patel is accused of murdering his mother will begin on May 27 next year.

Netwerk24 reported that the 32-year-old double murder accused briefly appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

According to that publication, the National Prosecuting Authority indicated that the case would be transferred to the High Court in that city. 

Patel remains in custody as his bail application was rejected in February.

During the bail hearing, allegations emerged that Mahejeen Patel had warned her relatives that her son would kill her.

The 51-year-old was killed in her house in the suburb of Nirvana, less than five minutes after Patel left the home.

Father-in-law killed

Patel is currently also on trial in the Limpopo High Court for allegedly killing his wife Fatima Patel. She was shot and killed at the couple's apartment in Nirvana.

He was out on R250 000 bail when he was arrested for his mother's death.

Firoz Patel, his father, was shot and killed in 2016.

Patel's brother could not testify against him as planned on July 16 because he had been shot that weekend.

On September 10, SABC News reported that Patel's father-in-law had been kidnapped at gunpoint and killed in Polokwane the weekend before.

Yunus Mayet, the father of Patel's second wife, was kidnapped at his house in the suburb of Sterpark.

His body was found some time later.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    rameez patel  |  polokwane  |  crime

Inside News24

Most Read
News In Your Area
Top Lifestyle
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.