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9 Mar 2015
4:23 pm

Soni murder trial adjourned

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The murder trial of Rajivee Soni was adjourned until Tuesday in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg as State witness Sutendran Naidoo concluded his testimony.

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Naidoo’s cross-examination is expected to last the rest of the week.

Earlier, the court heard that Soni gave former policeman Brian Treasurer R150,000 to arrange the murder of doctor Bhavish Sewran.

Sewran, a former friend of Soni’s, was shot dead as he emerged from his surgery in Pietermaritzburg in May 2013. Soni, 37, had suspected Sewran of having an affair with his wife.

Naidoo testified that after the murder Soni told him: “God is good and my prayers have been answered”.

Naidoo, an alleged accomplice of Soni’s, testified that Soni had told him Treasurer would not be able to refuse the offer.

Soni wanted to be warned when the hit on Sewran was to take place so he could arrange an alibi.

Soni allegedly ran a campaign to run Sewran out of Pietermaritzburg by denigrating and harassing him.

Treasurer, who will stand trial for Sewran’s murder later this year, was allegedly the conduit of money to hitmen who agreed to kill Sewran.


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