Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 31-05-2019
A former resident of Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal, who murdered his wife while their children slept and then buried her in their backyard with the hope of pursuing a relationship with his sister-in-law, is expected to spend at least 23 years in a Western Australian prison.
The New Zealand Herald reports that 37-year-old Ahmed Dawood Seedat reportedly pleaded guilty to murdering his 32-year-old British wife Fahima Yusuf at their home in Carlisle, Western Australia, in August last year.
The paper reports Seedat meticulously planned the murder for weeks, in the hopes that, by killing his wife, he'd be free to pursue a relationship with her sister.
According to UK publication Daily Star, Yusuf mouthed "I love you" as Seedat used a wheel spanner to beat her to death.
Yusuf was in bed when Seedat brutally attacked her, beating her before suffocating her and burying her in the back garden.
In the weeks leading up to the murder, Seedat searched the internet for "burying a cat" and "burying someone alive", as he plotted to pursue a relationship with her sister. He also searched online for: "Can you marry your brother-in-law if your sister is dead Muslim?"
He reportedly had a hole dug by a contractor and claiming it was because he was building a swimming pool for their children - This is where he then buried her.
After her death, Seedat reportedly lied to friends and family, telling them she'd gone to the UK for eye surgery. He told his sister-in-law she had left him.
According to the New Zealand Herald, Justice Bruno Fiannaca described the killing as brutal, callous and cowardly.