More of Modack’s version and Joburg links expected in extortion case

2018-01-23 05:02
Suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack in the dock in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court. (Caryn Dolley, News24)

Suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack in the dock in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court. (Caryn Dolley, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - More details about suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack's version of events relating to extortion charges he faces are expected to be heard in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Also to be revealed is whether Charl Kinnear, a colonel who is investigating fights in Cape Town clubs, is well enough to resume testifying in the matter.

In addition, an investigating officer from Johannesburg was also expected to have travelled to Cape Town last week and details relating to links between alleged underworld operations in both provinces may be heard in court this week.

Modack is accused of extortion and intimidation alongside Colin Booysen – the brother of alleged Sexy Boys gang boss Jerome Booysen, Jacques Cronje, Ashley Fields, and Carl Lakay. 

They face charges relating to the nightclub security industry in that they allegedly took over security operations at clubs and restaurants, forcing owners to pay them.

For a detailed breakdown on what has been happening in the underworld nightclub security takeover, see News24's showcase Underworld Unmasked

The group was arrested on December 15 and shortly afterward lodged an application to be released on bail.

Kinnear has so far been the only witness called in the application. The investigating officer from Johannesburg is also expected to be called to testify.

Last Wednesday, the court heard that Kinnear experienced chest pains on his way to court. A doctor had booked him off and the bail application was therefore postponed.

It was the second time Kinnear was booked off ill resulting in the application being postponed.

Members of the defence team had last week accused the State of delaying tactics.

Modack's advocate Dirk Uijs SC had said the timing of Kinnear experiencing chest pains and the Johannesburg investigating officer travelling to Cape Town seemed to be more than coincidence and it seemed the state needed time to be briefed by the Johannesburg officer.

READ: Modack extortion case intensifies, with Joburg links and ‘delaying tactic’ claims

While testifying earlier this month, Kinnear had admitted that his son had once been in a relationship with Jerome Booysen’s niece.

But Kinnear had said that he had never been to Jerome Booysen’s home as Modack had apparently alleged in a conversation which was recorded.

If Kinnear has recovered and is in court on Tuesday, the defence will have an opportunity to further question him. 

Last week in court, while Kinnear was being questioned by another advocate representing Modack, Edwin Grobler, a recording was played in court.

In this recording the complainant in the case, Radley Dijkers, had responded to a question by Modack, saying he had not been extorted or intimidated.

Grobler had therefore argued there was no case as no extortion had taken place.

The bail application has been set down for Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Read more on:    nafiz modack  |  cape town  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
 

5 scientific benefits of owning a cat

According to science, just the act of watching cats itself can bring about positive emotions – so it comes as no surprise then, that owning a cat has a number of benefits.

 

Paws

Why we love cats
8 great natural remedies for your pet
How to clean your dog’s eyes
This special pooch inspired his brother to learn to stand again
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.