Murder suspect in court

Cape Town - The case against a Kenwyn man who confessed to a murder he committed 11 years ago has been moved to Wynberg Regional Court.

Raafiq Abrahams, 25, made a brief appearance in Wynberg Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Raafiq Abrahams, 25, has confessed to the murder - committed when he was just 14 - and made his third appearance in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Thursday. Credit: CAPE ARGUS

Prosecutor Kepler Uys said the matter was ready for trial in the regional court.

Abrahams confessed to police in December, saying he stabbed Sulaiman Brey on November 13, 2002, inside his Wittebome Superette in Wynberg when he was just 14.

Abrahams fled the scene and moved on. He worked as a chef in Dubai for about three years. But after falling on a flight of stairs and breaking his leg, which needed extensive treatment, he returned to Cape Town. He came clean to Brey’s brother and made a confession to the police. “I made a full confession to Kirstenhof police. I will disclose full reasons for my actions and intentions for confessing to this offence,” he said.

Magistrate Hafiza Mohamed postponed the case for Abrahams’s first appearance in the regional court on April 24.