Moti to surrender passport

Zunaid Moti will on Friday surrender his passport and any firearms he owns to the court.

Zunaid Moti has been linked to extortion, robbery and attempted murder.

JOHANNESBURG - Controversial Johannesburg businessman and millionaire Zunaid Moti will return to court on Friday morning, after he was ordered to hand over his passport and any firearms he owns.

Moti appeared in the Brits Magistrate's Court for the first time on Tuesday, in connection with a case involving extortion, robbery and attempted murder.

Friday's appearance will be a quick one for Moti and two of his co-accused, as they will hand over their passports and firearms to the police.

Their case will then be postponed to 27 July.

At that point they will stand in the dock with four other accused, two of which are twin brothers.

Moti was granted bail of R40, 000 and ordered to hand over his passport, despite his lawyers arguing he is a businessman who needed to travel.

Moti handed himself over to the Hartbeesport Dam Police station on Tuesday morning.

The state did oppose bail but wanted certain conditions attached to their release from custody.

Prosecutor Lucas Moseki wanted the three accused to not make contact with any of the state's witnesses.

On Monday police had arrested another man in connection with the case involving the controversial businessman and millionaire.

Moti has denied any wrongdoing and said he cannot wait to have his day in court.