'Islamphobic suspects' to apply for bail

The two men accused of killing Mohammed Faiyaz Kazi will apply for bail on Wednesday.

(L) Zane van Tonder and Rudolph Viviers (R) appear in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 on murder charges after the death of Mohammed Fayaaz Kazi from Ventersdorp. Picture: Sapa

JOHANNESBURG - Two men involved in the alleged Islamophobic attack which led to the death of a man in Magaliesburg were expected in court on Wednesday to apply for bail.

Roedolf Viviers and Zane van Tonder are accused of assaulting Mohammed Faiyaz Kazi and his friend Anser Mahmood outside a Chicken Licken outlet in Magaliesburg earlier this month.

Kazi later died in hospital of his injuries.

The state requested Viviers' bail application to be opposed and set van Tonder's at R2,000.

Kazi's father-in-law Hasimbhay Motara said his daughter was not coping well with her loss.

"She broke down when it was time to celebrate Eid. It is difficult to understand the situation."

The accused pair allegedly mocked Kazi's beard, likening him to Osama Bin Laden.

They also hurled racial insults at Kazi.

The incident has sparked outrage across the country.