The seven people accused of shooting Mohammed Rif’at Booranoodien and burying him in a shallow grave will return to court for their bail hearing later this month.
This follows the appearance of three men affiliated to the Flakka Boys gang at the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court on Monday following the discovery of his body over the weekend.
The young electrician from Schaapkraal was last seen driving his black Audi A3 in Grassy Park on 21 February.
Initially cops arrested Fazrie Benjamin for allegedly abducting him and robbing him of his cellphone.
It then emerged that Fazrie had tried to extort Rif’at’s parents claiming he was being held hostage.
During the investigation Fazrie’s brother, Ashreeq, and girlfriend, Mishka Francis, were also busted.
Last week cops arrested Sarafaaz Kumandan, 29, who showed cops where he, along with Wesley Jaftha, Jeremy Fredericks and Freddie Williams shot and killed Rif’at.
His body was buried in a shallow grave on a veldjie in Seawinds.
Jaftha, Fredericks and Williams appeared on murder charges on Monday while Kumandan appeared on Friday.
Grassy Park Police Station commander, Colonel Dawood Laing, says: “They were all remanded in custody and will appear together on 18 May for the bail hearing where we will be opposing bail for all seven suspects.
“They have been charged with abduction, murder and robbery while Fazrie faces an additional charge of extortion.”
Rif’at’s father, Anwar, says although they identified the body as their son’s, he will be submitting DNA this week for official confirmation.
“Once this has been completed and the identity is confirmed they will release the body to us.”