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‘Terror’ suspect R100k bail extended

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Durban – The first suspect to be granted bail for the alleged bomb attacks had his bail extended this week in the Verulam Magistrate's Court.

Goolam Mahomed Rasheed Haffejee, 38, from Parlock, was arrested with 19 others on October 5 for the bomb threats in and around Durban and the attack on the Imam Hussein Mosque in Verulam where Abbas Essop was killed in May.

Haffajee, a businessman was the first person to be released on bail on October 15 for an amount of R100 000.

Charges against seven suspects were provisionally withdrawn.

His co -accomplices, the remaining 11, were granted bail on Tuesday.

Their bail amounts differed while some where released on a warning.

As part of his bail conditions, Haffajee, is not allowed to go near a port of entry or exit and had to surrender his passport.

He does not have to report to any police station.

The matter was adjourned for February 22.

All 12 suspects will be in the dock together.

The trial is only expected to start in 2020.

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