Battle for Cape Town drug turf: 9 killed in 3 weeks of 'urban terror'

2018-08-06 15:58

A fight between rival gangs over parks from where they want to control and sell drugs has resulted in nine murders in less than a month and 10 people being wounded in a Cape Town suburb at the heart of the intense gun battles.

Charred assault rifle found after murder of another Serbian man in Joburg

2018-07-19 16:26

This is the second reported killing of a Serbian man in Johannesburg in less than three months.

Unexplained and lacking elements in State’s case - magistrate in Modack matter

2018-02-28 20:23

The magistrate in the extortion case of suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack has found that the State failed to fully explain some elements of its case and in an instance, information which the investigating officer testified about was false.

We will burn this place down - How Modack allegedly tried to take over Gauteng clubs

2018-02-08 09:19

Suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack is set to be arrested yet again – this time for allegedly threatening club owners in Johannesburg.

Modack extortion case initially concealed due to cop collusion, court hears

2018-01-23 14:59

The extortion case centering around suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack was initially registered in a more concealed manner because of police involvement in the alleged crimes, it has been claimed in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

More underworld revelations expected at Modack bail hearing

2018-01-03 08:23

More details about underworld activities are expected to emerge in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court when controversial businessman Nafiz Modack and four others, charged with extortion, appear again.

2017: News24's year in review

2017-12-31 17:09

As President Jacob Zuma described it on the last day of the year, 2017 has certainly has been "eventful" for South Africans. News24 takes stock of the year that was.

4 Junky Funky Kids gang members get life for murder of rival

2017-12-08 08:55

Four members of Cape Town's Junky Funky Kids gang have received life sentences for the murder of rival gang member Simon Johnson in Heideveld last year, in a decision handed down by the Western Cape High Court.

EXCLUSIVE: Armed in anticipation - How Cape Town's underworld gang war has escalated

2017-10-20 10:24

The underworld nightclub security industry is bracing itself for major retaliation attacks and have stepped up their security after a bloody attack at the hospital where alleged Sexy Boys gang leader Jerome 'Donkie' Booysen is recovering.

'My wife, my wife!' - eyewitnesses describe Stellenbosch club shooting

2017-10-14 11:42

One of the patrons who was killed at a Stellenbosch nightclub shooting on Saturday was a wife celebrating a friend's 30th birthday party, an eyewitness says.

 

Nafiz Modack, Colin Booysen on high alert after 'Donkie' Booysen shot, wounded

2018-08-02 13:51

Legal representatives for suspected underworld figures Nafiz Modack and Colin Booysen say they are concerned that their clients' safety is being put in jeopardy by police who leave them exposed.

Children of the Cape Flats are child soldiers - Ugandan academic

2018-05-15 06:20

A Ugandan academic has likened Cape Flats minor gang recruits to child soldiers of his home country who fought in the rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army.

Modack, co-accused granted bail in Cape Town extortion case

2018-02-28 12:27

Suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack and his four co-accused have each been granted bail in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

Anti-paedophile protest against Mark Lifman outside Cape Town court

2018-02-06 14:33

About 20 protesters have gathered outside the Cape Town Magistrate's Court to demand that a sexual assault case against controversial businessman Mark Lifman – involving young boys – be reopened.

Cops and corruption claims: Police 'tensions' emerge in Modack extortion case

2018-01-18 18:44

The names of several senior Western Cape police officers have cropped up during the bail application of suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack, further highlighting rifts within the police which were previously exposed.

News24's Special Projects for 2017

2017-12-31 20:15

Throughout the year, News24 brought you the best in up-to-date breaking news, in-depth analysis and opinions – but for the bigger news stories of 2017, we went the extra mile and created dedicated sites and special projects.

Court orders no clubbing, dining out for two 'underworld' security providers

2017-12-27 16:23

A security company head, who was also the personal bodyguard of underworld figure Nafiz Modack, may not frequent clubs or go to restaurants in several areas, the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court has ruled.

Gang versus gang

2017-10-29 05:49

The line between legitimacy and vigilantism has been blurred as prisoners?accuse the fear free life group, established?to alleviate drugs and gangsterism in?prisons, of allegedly operating much like a gang in some Gauteng prisons.

Stellenbosch club shooting: 'I never thought it could happen here'

2017-10-14 13:40

What had started as a normal Friday night out at a club in Stellenbosch turned into a night of chaos and trauma, an eyewitness says.

From Cape to Rio, we need political solutions, not military ones

2017-10-12 07:37

Both the Western Cape premier and police minister have advocated for military intervention in Cape Town’s violent neighbourhoods. Based on what we learnt from Rio, it's a bad idea, writes Benjamin Fogel.

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