Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News – 20-11-2018
The brother of double murder accused Rameez Patel has testified that the Limpopo businessman had confessed to murdering his wife Fatima.
Patel is on trial in the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane.
He has been charged with the murder of his wife Fatima, who was found dead at his apartment in Nirvana, Polokwane in April 2015 but claims that she was killed by an intruder.
He is also accused of murdering his mother 51-year-old Mahjebeen, who was shot and killed in September 2017 while he was out on bail.
According to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Razeen told the court, Patel allegedly entrusted him with a box of evidence which included blood-stained clothing, his wife’s handbag, a handgun and toys which he was told to hide at a warehouse.
The NPA’s Mashudu Malabi Dzhangi says Rameez threatened to kill Razeen if he turned on him.
“His younger brother Razeen Patel was recalled by the state. Razeen went on to tell the court that before both the parents had been killed, he confessed to the parents that his brother has killed his wife and later some few weeks both parents were shot.”