Rameez Patel must wait till October for court date

Double murder accused Rameez Patel briefly appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on Tuesday morning on charges of murdering his mother, Mahejeen, who was shot dead in September last year, Netwerk24 reported.

The 31-year-old was last month denied leave to appeal his rejected bail application.

According to Netwerk24, Patel was informed that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) would provide him with a High Court date on October 4.

Patel, who has been behind bars since September last year, reportedly appeared tired and worn out.

During the bail hearing, allegations emerged that Mahejeen had warned her relatives that her son would kill her.

The 51-year-old was killed in her house in the suburb of Nirvana, less than five minutes after Patel left the house.

Father-in-law killed

Patel is currently also on trial in the Limpopo High Court for allegedly killing his wife Fatima Patel. She was shot and killed at the couple's apartment in Nirvana.

He was out on R250 000 bail when he was arrested for his mother's death.

Firoz Patel, his father, was also shot and killed in 2016.

Patel's brother could not testify against him as planned on July 16 because he had been shot that weekend.

On Monday, SABC News reported that Patel's father-in-law had been kidnapped at gunpoint and killed in Polokwane over the weekend.

Yunus Mayet, the father of Patel's second wife, was kidnapped at his house in the suburb of Sterpark.

His body was found later.