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CONTEMPT: Koobashan Naicker, the attorney charged with murder relating to a fatal crash on Athlone Bridge last march, is alleged to have kicked down the door at Galaxy World, an adult entertainment establishment, in June last year. Picture: Terry Haywood

A warrant of arrest has been issued for murder accused and suspended Durban attorney Koobashan Naicker after he got into trouble at an adult entertainment establishment.

Naicker failed to appear at the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday, where an alternative dispute resolution hearing was being held in connection with a charge of malicious damage to property against him.

It is alleged that Naicker, 41, kicked down a door at Galaxy World, an adult entertainment establishment – in June last year – two months after he was charged with three counts of murder stemming from a multiple vehicle collision on Athlone Bridge in Durban North.

The Cato Street, Durban, business specialises in “escorts, masseuses and dancers, adult DVDs, stag parties and private functions”.

Earlier police spokesman, Captain Thulani Zwane, said that according to the police docket, the complainant in the case, Judy Seethal – a Galaxy World employee – had refused Naicker entry to the premises.

That was when he apparently kicked the door down.

Zwane, who was not in court, said the cost of the damage had been reported as R1 000.

On Monday, Magistrate Vusumzi Mvambo authorised the warrant for Naicker’s arrest and adjourned the matter for June 25, for Naicker’s bail to be officially revoked.

Naicker is also involved in an ongoing inquiry into his alleged breach of his bail conditions relating to the murder charges.

Addressing the court on Monday, the prosecutor Phumzile Msimang, said Naicker was supposed to come to court to pay for the damage caused at Galaxy World.

“The accused has been deliberately delaying the matter,” Msimang said.

“Today it was set down (for the last time) for him to pay the fine and he is not here. He is usually here by 8am.”

Seethal said she had been inconvenienced each time she had to come to court, because she worked the night shift and had to sacrifice her sleep to be present.

“This old man (Naicker) said he would be here to pay today and he isn’t,” she said.

She declined to comment further and Galaxy World refused to comment.

Naicker had been charged two months earlier with three counts of murder in connection with the crash which killed Gillian Bell, her son Connor, 8, and dance teacher Carmen Hunter.

The inquiry into the alleged breach of his bail conditions began in April this year after several witnesses came forward, saying they had seen Naicker driving, although he was granted bail on condition that he surrendered his driving licence.

At the inquiry, a driver for a crèche next to Pinefields Aftercare in Pinetown, testified that she had seen Naicker transporting children in a nursery school vehicle on several occasions. - Daily News


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