Update | It’s jail time at last for convicted Pietermaritzburg murderer Soni

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Rajivee Soni will have to serve an effective sentence of 23 years and seven months’ imprisonment.
Rajivee Soni will have to serve an effective sentence of 23 years and seven months’ imprisonment.
Ian Carbutt

Eight years after well-known Pietermaritzburg doctor, Bhavish Sewram was assassinated, the mastermind behind his murder, Rajivee Soni is finally set to go to jail.

Soni on Wednesday failed in his Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) bid to have his conviction for the doctor’s murder overturned.

Sewram was gunned down outside his surgery in Chota Motala Road in May 2013, by an assassin who the court found had acted as a result of a plot hatched by Soni, who wanted revenge as he suspected the doctor of having an affair with his wife.

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