ARTICLES RELATING TO UNDERWORLD

WATCH: Massive escort for corruption accused Modack as he leaves court

2019-07-16 16:05

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.

EXTRACT | The Enforcers: 'Responsible for the life of a person, I will do whatever is necessary'

2019-06-25 07:25

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.

Mark Lifman heads to SCA over SARS seizure ruling

2019-06-12 16:41

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.

Latest hit target linked to other Serbians shot in SA

2019-03-19 12:51

The target of an apparent hit in Roodepoort was a Serbian man carrying an identity document from the old Czechoslovakia, police say.

Nightclub security boss Modack to be allowed back into Cape Town clubs, restaurants

2018-12-11 14:22

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.

World's 'most wanted' expose SA as safe haven for criminals

2018-11-08 10:20

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.

Pete Mihalik's son 'recovering and doing really well' after shooting

2018-11-03 06:51

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 charged for murder of Pete Mihalik and injuring his son

2018-10-31 16:19

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.

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ANALYSIS: Pete Mihalik's murder – what this means for Cape Town's criminal underworld

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.

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VIDEO FROM THE SCENE: Criminal lawyer Pete Mihalik shot dead outside Green Point school

Watch footage from the scene outside Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard school in Cape Town where criminal lawyer Pete Mihalik was shot dead.

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Cape Town's nightclub security wars: 'What we think of as the underworld isn't actually separate from our everyday lives'

2019-06-25 12:29

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".

Palazzolo - Italian authorities target 'mafia banker's' SA wealth

2019-06-25 06:45

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.

Fake communiqué claiming hit on underworld figure Nafiz Modack causes media frenzy

2019-04-02 12:36

An apparent Crime Intelligence report claiming that underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack had been shot dead in Cape Town turned out to be untrue.

Alleged underworld kingpin arrested in Cape Town

2019-03-14 23:27

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.

Peter Conway – Hells Angel, spy, mercenary, drug smuggler

2018-11-28 09:26

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.

Mihalik's R1m 'hit': Killers left too many loose ends – source

2018-11-04 16:17

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".

Mihalik shooting: Two KZN men appear briefly for 'premeditated' murder

2018-11-01 10:37

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.

Slain advocate Pete Mihalik's wounded son out of danger

2018-10-31 12:27

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.

Mihalik murder: 'His loyal friends will pick up his blood'

2018-10-30 15:45

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.

Slain lawyer Mihalik was deeply involved with Cape Town underworld

2018-10-30 09:51

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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