Closure a distant hope for family of mosque attack victim

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Closure a distant hope for family of mosque attack victim

Case plagued by delays hits another snag thanks to a wrangle over a recording of the murder accused’s voice

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The family of slain Shahdeed Abbas Essop has not only been torn apart by his gruesome death but also needs to deal with delay upon delay in the murder accused’s trial.

The Verulam mechanic’s throat was slit during an attack by knife-wielding men at the Imam Hussain Mosque in Verulam, north of Durban, in May last year. 

The man accused of orchestrating the attack, Farhad Hoomer, who was arrested in October 2018 together with 11 others, appeared in the Verulam Family Court on Thursday, where the matter was again delayed in a legal wrangle over a recording of his voice...

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