Blood Brothers | Police circle Yusuf Kajee as 'person of interest' in bloody tobacco war

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Jonathan Schoeman clutched a Bible as he shuffled into the dock of the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court in April. The alleged getaway driver in a wash of gangland killings which claimed five lives, he is charged with two botched attacks on tobacco magnates: Simon Rudland and Mohammadh Sayed.

A now disputed confession paints him as an accomplice to the triggerman: Ekurhuleni Metro Police officer Sebestian Groenewald.

Schoeman’s bail bid – underscored by coercion and bribery claims – saw him protest innocence, as police revealed the elimination of Rudland, and Sayed, may have been ordered from within the tobacco industry.

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