Cii News/Sapa – August 12, 2012
Police have arrested both men suspected of beating Muhammad Fayaz Kazi resulting in his death in Magaliesburg last week Monday.
The first man was arrested on Saturday in the Hartbeespoort area which falls in the North West province of South Africa, while the second man handed himself to Magaliesburg police on Sunday morning, accompanied by his lawyer.
The arrestes were announced by North West premier Thandi Modise in a statement issued by her office.
Police spokesperson, Brigadier Neville Malila, confirmed the arrests and told Cii that both men were expected to appear in the Krugersdorp Magistrates court on Monday.
News agency, Sapa, however reported that both were expected to appear in the Magaliesburg Magistrate’s Court .
The Premier thanked police for their quick response and arrests. “We commend our police for the speedy arrest and look up to our courts for the law to take its course,” Modise said.
Muhammad Fayaz Kazi, 27, from Ventersdorp, and his father’s friend Anser Mahmood, were attacked at a Chicken Licken outlet in Magaliesburg on Monday.
Mahmood said two white, Afrikaans-speaking men insulted Kazi because of his Islamic appearance.
An argument allegedly ensued that resulted in a fight and subsequent death of Kazi.
Tags: arrests, Islamophobia, Muhammad Fayaz Kazi