Pagad leader's court case postponed

Abdus Salaam Ebrahim’s will be detained at the Goodwood prison until his formal bail application.

People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad)’s Cassiem Parker outside the Athlone Magistrate’s Court where the organisation’s leader Abdus Salaam Ebrahim was charged with murder on 16 August 2013. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The case against the national coordinator of anti-crime organisation People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad), Abdus Salaam Ebrahim, has been postponed.

Ebrahim was arrested after three men were shot dead and a woman wounded at an Athlone residence on Tuesday night.

Prayers rang out from the public gallery in courtroom F in the Athlone Magistrates' Court as he entered the dock.

The Pagad leader has been charged with three counts of murder and one of attempted murder.

His case has been postponed to 26 August for a formal bail application and he will be detained at the Goodwood prison until then.

Pagad supporters outside the court said they were extremely disappointed Ebrahim will have to remain behind bars.