The murder trial of Polokwane businessman, Rameez Patel is expected to resume at the Polokwane High Court in Limpopo.

Patel is being tried for the 2015 murder of his wife Fatima at their home in Nirvana.

He is also in a separate court case for the murder of his mother, Mahajeen Banu Patel.

During his previous appearance, Patel’s legal representative Tumi Mokoena was conflicted and could no longer represent the double murder accused stating that a state witness had implicated him.

His younger brother, Razeen, whom the defence is trying to pin the murder on stated that Mokoena instructed him to lie under oath during his first testimony.

Patel is now expected to be represented by Mokoena’s legal partner, Floyd Legodi.