Alleged underworld figure in Bellville bar shooting

2014-10-07 11:12

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Cape Town - The former boss of an illegal bouncer company is recovering in hospital after he was involved in a shooting outside a Bellville bar at the weekend.

Andre Naudé, the former boss of Specialised Protection Services (SPS), which allegedly threatened and intimidated Cape Town clubs into using its services was shot twice in the leg, wrote the Cape Argus.
About 50 shots were fired in the parking lot near Eastwoods nightclub but luckily only two people were injured.

According to the club’s owner, Alex Lebi, the incident began when two men started arguing over a woman who had been flirting with them. One of the men threw a punch, said Lebi, after which the bouncers stepped in to stop the fight and move them outside. At some point, Naudé got involved.

Then the man who punched the other went to his car and fetched a gun and opened fire near Naudé.

At this point, a white BMW with bouncers in it arrived and started firing their guns.

According to community newspaper, the Tygerburger, a man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Naudé is a top underworld figure who previously made headlines in Cape Town when club owners in the city complained that they were being intimidated into using his company.  

Provincial Community Safety MEC Dan Plato told the Cape Times in 2012 that police would investigate the threats.

Naudé was chief executive officer of SPS and had Mark Lifman, who was being investigated for organised crime, and Jerome Booysen, alleged leader of the Sexy Boys gang, as partners in the company, the Cape Times stated.

SPS was set up following the murder of Cyril Beeka in March 2011 and was an amalgamation of rival companies Pro Security and Professional Protection Services, the Cape Times said.

See a video of the incident below. WARNING: Video contains strong language.

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