846 21.01.2015 Members of the South African Police Service keep guard at one of the foreign owner shop in Naledi as some community members attempt to rob the shop, police responded in time and the crowd dispersed, this followers after a 14 year old boy was shot dead by a foreign shop owner; soweto. Picture: Itumeleng English
846 21.01.2015 Members of the South African Police Service keep guard at one of the foreign owner shop in Naledi as some community members attempt to rob the shop, police responded in time and the crowd dispersed, this followers after a 14 year old boy was shot dead by a foreign shop owner; soweto. Picture: Itumeleng English

Murder accused shopkeeper’s trial delayed

By SAPA Time of article published Jan 26, 2015

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Johannesburg - The trial of a foreign shopowner was delayed in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday due to the unavailability of a Somali interpreter.

Magistrate Herman Badenhorst said the matter would stand down until the interpreter arrived.

There was confusion over the man's name. Last week he was identified in court as Senosi Yusuf. Prosecutor Simphiwe Mthethwa identified him as Alodixashi Sheik Yusuf in his court papers.

He is accused of fatally shooting Siphiwe Mahori, 14, in Snake Park, Soweto, last week. He allegedly fired at a group of people trying to rob his shop.

Members of the police's tactical task team were in the courtroom.

The shooting sparked a wave of looting of foreign-owned shops, which spread from Soweto to Kagiso on the West Rand and Sebokeng in the Vaal.

Thirty alleged looters were due to appear in the same court on Monday. They face charges including possession of stolen goods and public violence.

Sapa

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