Tebogo Msimanga |
The Pretoria High Court found Muhamed Sajid Khan (44), a businessman, guilty of 2 counts of murder and attempted murder. The accused is originally from Pakistan and owns 9 properties in and around Pretoria.
Pretoria National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana said on 01 February 2020, six members of the Concerned Tshwane Residence (CTR) went to one of Khans properties in Luttig Street, Pretoria West to verify if he indeed was the rightful owner of the said property. “Upon arrival, an argument arose between Khan and a member of CTR. Khan took out a gun and shot the deceased and a bystander who also died on the scene and attempted to shoot another member of the CTR team”.
Mahanjana said according to the testimony of one of the witnesses who is a member of the CTR in court said after the shooting incident “the members of CTR went to the police station to report the matter. When they arrived they saw Khan and because of fear of what he might do, they did not enter the police station instead, went back to the scene of the shooting”.
The police later came to the scene and they reported the matter. Two days after the incident, Khan handed himself over to the police and was released on R10 000 bail. “After he was found guilty, state Adv Eric Sihlangu, applied that Khan’s bail be revoked and the court granted the state’s application, Khan remained in custody after his conviction.”
The matter is set for 31 May 2022 for sentencing.