Bail for four Pietermaritzburg men accused of Khan Road violence

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Four Pietermaritzburg men charged with committing murder and other crimes during the July violent unrest were released on bail of R5 000 each on Friday.

This after magistrate Nitesh Binessarie found there was no evidence that the men — Nicholas Moodley (35), Osman Dawood (57), Sathasivan Athio (47) and Rinesh Maharaj (40) — would flee their trial or interfere with state witnesses.

According to the evidence, all four had co-operated with police and/or handed themselves over when told police were looking for them.

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