Tuesday, August 3, 2010
R100m robber implicates lawyer
3 August 2010, 07:45
A self-confessed OR Tambo International Airport robber has fingered his attorney for "inducing him to commit a crime of lying under oath".
The damning comments against the prominent East Rand lawyer Mannie Marx emerged during the cross-examination of Nazir Ishmail who turned State witness against his nine former co-accused Fox Shikunwela Sithole, Eddie Ubisi, Ronny Bongani Mbuyisa, Ananias Nefumembe, Uakareraije Maunda, Thokozani Michael Ziqubu, Vusumzi Edward Dlangalala, Cecil Arendse and Chris Billings.
Ishmail was questioned about the contradictions in the warning statement he made to the investigating officer.
He made this statement a few days after his arrest in connection with the R100 million robbery.
In the warning statement, Ishmail agreed to all the elements of the crime.
He implicated himself in the robbery and also admitted to receiving cash of R3m as his share of the loot.
He also implicated his co-accused in the robbery which took place at the airport on March 25 2006. The gangsters disappeared with R100m and other precious items.
However, Ishmail changed his tune during the bail application of disgraced Kempton Park lawyer Rooshdean Rudolph and his brother Shameed.
The Rudolph brothers were the last accused to be arrested.
This article was originally published on page 3 of The Pretoria News on August 03, 2010
Comments by Sonny
Looks a lot like the Shabir Shaik, JZ, Jackie Selebi and Glenn Agliotti trials...
There is no honour amongst thieves..... and murderers!