Warrant of Arrest issued for Double Murder Accused Rameez Patel after He Fails to Appear in Court

A warrant of arrest has been issued for double murder accused Rameez Patel after he failed to appear in court. 

Patel is accused of the murder of his wife Fatima in April 2015.

Fatima’s body was found in a pool of blood at their Nirvana home in Limpopo in 2015 after they allegedly had a fight.

The National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) Mashudu Malabi Dzhangi told Wired2News Patel did not appear in court on Monday, but his lawyer Meshack Thipe handed in a doctor’s certificate stating that Patel had tested positive for COVID-19. 

Dzhangi said Patel had been ordered by the court to submit himself to Polokwane Hospital for another Coronavirus test to be done which is expected to be handed to the court on Friday. 

While Patel is also accused of killing his mother Muhajeen, police said that he’d not been linked to a spate of other crimes involving his family.

Patel’s father  Firoz, was killed in an unsolved robbery while Yunus Mayet, the father of his current wife was kidnapped and murdered.

In 2018, his brother Razeen was shot at just days before he was due to testify against Patel.

Fatima’s murder trial is scheduled for January 4-14. 

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