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31 Jul 2015
11:43 am

Rameez Patel re-arrested in connection with another murder


A Polokwane businessman awaiting trial for the murder of his wife, has been rearrested in connection with a 2013 murder of another man , Limpopo police said on Friday.

Rameez Patel, the husband of the late Fatima Patel. Pic: Review Online

“Rameez Patel, who was awaiting trial for the murder of his wife Fatima, was arrested this morning at his workplace for the alleged murder of Tony Adams from Westenburg in 2013,” Colonel Ronel Otto said.

“It is alleged that Adams was seen entering the yard of Mr Patel unlawfully. He was then allegedly assaulted with a hockey stick and his body dumped in the parking area of a nearby supermarket.”

Otto said Patel was expected to appeal in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Patel was out on bail of R250,000 and was expected to appear in court on September 22.

Otto said the body of Fatima Patel was exhumed last week for forensic tests. Patel is accused of killing her at their Nirvana townhouse complex in Polokwane in April. Patel told the court that he was innocent and that his wife was killed by robbers.