A Lotus River dad accused of concocting a grand plan to bomb his killer son out of prison is set to go on trial at the Mitchells Plain Regional Court next year.
Years after self-confessed killer, Ziyaad Haywood, was sentenced to life in the mang his dad, Moegsien, is set to face a similar fate as he faces an array of charges.
Moegsien returned to the Mitchells Plain Regional Court yesterday alongside Luqmaan Lewis and Ismail Hendricks where they face various charges after being busted in an undercover sting by the Hawks in May 2019.
Moegsien allegedly tried to purchase AK47 rifles, hand grenades and explosives on the black market, which police sources say was meant to be used to bomb a prison truck and free Ziyaad.
Moegsien along with his wife, Juleiga, were arrested for harbouring a fugitive in July 2018 after cops found Ziyaad hiding in a cupboard in their Lotus River home.
The man known as the “closet killer” at the time was listed as one of the most dangerous criminals on the Cape Flats wanted on a string of charges including murder, attempted murder and armed robbery and he was later sentenced to life in the mang after entering into a plea deal.
During court proceedings yesterday it was revealed that a trial date could not yet be set as Lewis had failed to give financial instructions to his attorney to represent him in the trial.
The case was postponed to 7 December for a court date.