A day after a Pretoria businessman was shot execution-style, one of his alleged murderers drove his luxury car to an unoccupied suburban house.
Five-and-a-half hours after Desigan Govender, a former area manager at a security company, had parked Mohamed Asif Ayob's BMW M3 at the house, police used a satellite tracking device to track it down.
When Govender (28) arrived at the house in Waterkloof Ridge, he told a colleague posted to guard the house that he had had a problem with the car and was going to get a tow-truck to remove it.
This was heard in the Johannesburg High Court yesterday in the case against Govender and co-accused Venesh Dwarikan (42) for the murder of Ayob (20) on the evening of May 11 last year.
The state alleges that the two accused had taken Ayob, a car dealer, from Pretoria and driven towards Magaliesburg, where they shot him with his own firearm. Ayob's body was found four days later following a massive search .
Govender and Dwarikan have denied all six charges, including murder, aggravated robbery, theft, illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, and selling of a firearm.
The case continues.
Siyabonga Mkhwanazi The Star 07/09/06