Businessman Nafiz Modack was flanked by a group of men who appeared to be ensuring his safe passage to the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Tuesday where he, his mother, and a jailed police boss face corruption charges.
In Cape Town, on 30 July, a 30-year-old woman and her boyfriend were shot in Manenberg. The boyfriend was killed outright; the woman was taken to hospital with a bullet in her neck where she later died. Or so it seemed.
Controversial Cape Town businessman Mark Lifman has turned to the SCA after losing his latest bid to stop SARS from seizing his assets in order to recover outstanding taxes amounting to R388m.
The target of an apparent hit in Roodepoort was a Serbian man carrying an identity document from the old Czechoslovakia, police say.
Cape Town nightclub security boss Nafiz Modack has succeeded in having his bail conditions amended to allow him to visit most restaurants and nightclubs in Cape Town.
There is a reason that many of the world's most wanted criminals seek refuge in South Africa, adopting pseudonyms and living comfortable lives without popping onto local authorities' radar, writes Mandy Wiener.
The son of slain Cape Town lawyer Pete Mihalik is apparently healing well after he was injured during a brazen assassination outside his Green Point school two days ago.
Two people have been charged with the apparent hit of top Cape Town lawyer Pete Mihalik and the attempted murder of his eight-year-old son, it emerged on Wednesday.
On Tuesday morning, criminal attorney Pete Mihalik was killed outside his son's school, Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard, in Green Point, Cape Town. News24 assistant editor Pieter du Toit interviews News24 special reporter Mandy Wiener on the implications of Mihalik's murder for Cape Town's criminal underworld.
Watch footage from the scene outside Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard school in Cape Town where criminal lawyer Pete Mihalik was shot dead.
While underworld corruption existed to some extent under presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, it was only under the watch of Jacob Zuma that "the problem became amplified and the corruption flowed in, saturating the police".
Vito Palazzolo, previously based in the Western Cape, was once viewed as one of the most powerful figures in the Italian mafia, Cosa Nostra, and was suspected of having ties to top local politicians and police. Now, after decades of chasing, Italian authorities are moving in on money linked to him in South Africa.
An apparent Crime Intelligence report claiming that underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack had been shot dead in Cape Town turned out to be untrue.
A controversial Cape Town security boss has been arrested and another underworld figure is believed to have been taken to Cape Town central police station.
Soldier, spy, drug manufacturer and Hells Angel, Peter Conway died this week at the age of 52, bringing to an end a life, full and fractious.
A source close to slain Cape Town lawyer Pete Mihalik has spoken out, saying those who conspired to kill him "left too many loose ends".
At the time of the shooting, one of the men accused of killing lawyer Pete Mihalik was out on bail for another serious matter related to a murder charge.
The young son of murdered lawyer Pete Mihalik is out of danger after he was wounded in an apparent hit on his father during the school run in Cape Town, according to Mihalik's colleague Bruce Hendricks.
The assassination of prominent criminal advocate Pete Mihalik in Cape Town has sparked concerns about an escalation in violence as retaliation is sought, writes Mandy Wiener.
Criminal lawyer Pete Mihalik was deeply involved with the gangster underworld of Cape Town and is believed to have acted as "facilitator" between business and gangsters.
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