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PROTESTERS demonstrating against the murder of a hawker yesterday said they were threatened outside the court by a family member of one of the accused, who is a police officer.
"There was a struggle (outside the Johannesburg magistrate's court)," said Arab Association's Union convenor Ahmed Habiballah. "The father of one of the accused is a police captain. He said: 'I'll f...ing shoot all of you'.
"He showed that he had a gun."
Habiballah said the man did not take the gun from inside his shirt, but placed his hand on it, revealing a bulge.
He said the organisation would file a complaint of intimidation with police.
The protesters were at court for the appearance of Aniel Roolaraj, Mandla Nkambule, Ebrahim Janoo and Wesley Anderson, who are accused of the murder and robbery of 32-year-old Egyptian Nabil Hasaballa, a hawker at Bruma.
Two of the accused are police officers. One is an inspector attached to the Germiston flying squad and the other is a constable at Nigel.
Hasaballa was attacked while leaving his stall on Thursday.
The case against the four men was postponed for a bail hearing on March 1.
Until then, they will be held in the high-risk section of Johannesburg Central police station cells. - Sapa