Fatima Patel case: Husband’s bail application continues

Rameez Patel denies murdering his wife, Fatima, in Nirvana last month.

FILE: Rameez Patel and his wife Fatima. Picture: Support Rameez official Facebook page.

JOHANNESBURG - The bail application of a Polokwane businessman accused of killing his wife continues today.

Rameez Patel denies murdering his wife, Fatima at their rented townhouse complex in Nirvana last month.

Patel's bail application has been a lengthy process.

Last week an in-loco inspection was conducted at the townhouse complex requested by Patel's attorney, Tumi Mokwena.

This was apparently to determine whether anyone could have tampered with the property's gate in order to gain entrance.

While Patel has maintained his innocence, insisting his wife was killed by a burglar, investigating officer Constable David Nkuna told the court earlier this month that after his wife's murder, Patel went to take a bath at his uncle's house and changed his clothes.

Meanwhile, Fatima's relatives say the case has dragged on long enough and they want justice.