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Muslim beard murder case postponed

The murder case of a man who is accused of killing a Muslim man over his beard has been postponed.

Roedolf Viviers appears in court in connection with Muhammed Kazi’s murder on 25 March 2013. Picture: Shain Germaner/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - A trial date for the man accused of killing a Muslim man over the length of his beard has still not been set as the accused has not finalised his legal representation.

Mohammed Kazi was killed outside a fast food outlet in Magaliesburg in August after a fight between himself and the accused, Roedolf Viviers.

Viviers sat hunched in the dock while his case was postponed on Monday.

Viviers' lawyer Hentie Nortje told the court that his client had requested legal aide assistance to hire an advocate to represent him in the upcoming murder trial.

According to Nortje, paperwork is still being filed and approved with the legal aide board and that a few weeks are needed to finalise Viviers legal representation.

The case will return to the court on 15 April.