Pay up or get legal aid, court tells ‘Isis trio’ up for botanists’ murder
Trio ask for a three-month adjournment to find money for their advocate, but court refuses, giving them till June 7
The hopes three alleged Isis acolytes have of being adequately represented during their murder trial are slowly diminishing. They have been given an ultimatum: pay up or get legal aid.
This comes as Sayfudeen Aslam Del Vecchio‚ his wife, Fatima Patel, and their Malawian boarder, Ahmad “Bazooka” Mussa, accused of kidnapping and murdering Cape Town botanists Rodney and Rachel Saunders in KwaZulu-Natal, are struggling to pay their legal team.
The trio appeared in the Durban high court on Monday, where they sought a three-month adjournment to raise the money to continue to afford legal heavyweight advocate Jimmy Howse. ..