Faizel Patel – 22/10/2020
Colleagues of specialist anaesthetist, the late Dr Abdulhay Munshi say they are worried about the lack of progress into the investigation of his murder.
Munshi was shot six times in Orange Grove on 16 September after he stopped to check his car, which had been rammed at the back by a motorist.
Dr Munshi was a co-accused in a culpable homicide case, along with Dr Peter Beale over the death of a 10-year-old boy.
In a statement, Dr Munshi’s colleagues say there has been no news from the authorities, as to the status of the investigation of the case.
Neurosurgeon Dr Percy Miller speaking to Radio Islam has urged the public and authorities not to forget about Dr Munshi, and encouraged the police to solve the case as rapidly as possible.
“This was a terrible tragedy. Myself and my colleagues really wish for this case to be solved and for the culprits to be caught, especially as I’ve said in my statement, there is a strong suggestion from many people because of the circumstance of the injury, this was not a random case of criminality.”
Dr Miller says the murder investigation of Dr Munshi should be afforded the same level of expertise and police resources as that of police colonel Charl Kinnear who was shot and killed outside his Bishop Lavis home on 18 September.
“I can’t help contrasting the two different responses to the two cases. When it comes to the lieutenant colonel, the family was of course was visited by the police minister and they said there was a task team for seventy-two hours arranged and they would leave no stone unturned. They seemed to have pulled out all the stops and they got their man within a week or two. With Dr. Munshi, the case faded into nothing, no statements, nothing, no comments. It’s though the thing never happened.”
Anti-crime activist, Yusuf Abramjee, who is also first Vice-President of Crime Stoppers International (CSI) appealed to anyone with information that can solve the murder to contact authorities.
Listen to the interview with Dr. Percy Miller