Moti’s business partner to face trial

Businessmen Zunaid Moti and Rafiq Mohamed will return to court in August.

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JOHANNESBURG - Controversial businessman Zunaid Moti's business partner Rafiq Mohamed was added as accused number eight in the robbery and attempted murder trial.

Moti and his co-accused appeared in the Brits Regional Court on Friday.

The case was postponed to late August to accommodate Ramadan, a fasting period for Muslims.

Friday's proceedings wrapped up fairly quickly as the state did not oppose bail for Mohamed.

He paid R40,000 to secure his freedom and will have to abide by the same strict conditions as his co-accused.

The state asked the court to amend some of the bail conditions, but allowed one of the accused to travel to Namibia this weekend.

Private investigator Paul O'Sullivan's name was also added to the list of witnesses.

According to defence lawyers, their clients were threatened by people associated with O'Sullivan.