Desai, was the founder of Malabar Patrols policing forum and on a daily basis traveled to Helenvale to conduct business in the area for his brotherâs bakery.
Chetty said the sheer audacity of the crime told of untold misfortune, adding that Desai's death had impacted negatively on his family, as told by his wife Amiena who testified during the trial. "His loss left a deep void, not only in the CPF, but for the community at large," Chetty said.
Desai's wife Amiena showed gratitude and cried tears of joy following the pair's sentencing. "My heart is just so overjoyed, nothing will bring him back but it's justice for him," she said.
Chetty subsequently dismissed an application for leave to appeal both the conviction and sentence for the pair.
African News Agency/ANA]]>https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/eastern-cape/watch-killers-of-pe-community-police-forum-founder-jailed-for-life-15025420" class="resultsource">Independent online (SA) 17 May 2018