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‘Religious attack’ case postponed

The two men accused of killing a Muslim man will have to go through an identity parade.

Muslims demonstrate outside the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on Monday, 13 August 2012 where two men, accused of assaulting Muslim men in Magaliesburg appeared. Picture: Sapa."

JOHANNESBURG - Two people accused of killing a man in an alleged Islamophobic attack will have to go through an identity parade before they return to court, Gauteng police confirmed on Monday.

Last week, two men assaulted Mohammed Faiyaz Kazi and a friend at a fast food outlet in Magaliesburg.

It is alleged the fight broke out when one of the suspects hurled insults at Kazi over his beard.

Kazi died from his injuries at a Potchefstroom hospital last Monday.

There was confusion in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court when it emerged that the suspects appeared before the magistrate.

Family members were not allowed to attend proceedings.

Police spokesperson Katlego Mogale said the public was barred from the room because of ongoing investigations.

"Members of the public have cellphones. They can take pictures and we do not want to contaminate the identity kit."

The pair will remain in custody until their next court appearance on August 21.

Members of the Muslim community came out in support of the victim's family.

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