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  • Nafiz Modack returned to court on Monday in preparation for a mega bail application. 
  • In the Bishop Lavis leg of the court case, Modack is alleged to have corrupted an Anti-Gang Unit member for inside information on raids. 
  • The matters will be consolidated into one big application in Blue Downs on 14 May. 

Suspected Cape Town underworld figure Nafiz Modack returned to the Bishop Lavis Magistrate's Court on Monday in the latest appearance for the numerous criminal cases he now faces. 

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Modack complained that he had to sleep on hard concrete, and that he had needed a doctor to attend to his kidney problems as a result. 

He also complained, through his lawyer, that there were no facilities for him to cook halaal food during the holy month of Ramadaan. 

He was also not being held in a single cell at Pollsmoor Prison as requested, and was currently at an undisclosed location. 

His appearance on Monday was in order to postpone the matter to the Blue Down's Regional Court for a mega bail application related to all the new charges against him. 

Strict security as suspected Cape underworld figure, Nafiz Modack appears in the Bishop Lavis Magistrates Court.
Supports of Nafiz Modack left placards outside court
Heavy security as suspected Cape underworld figure
Heavy security as suspected Cape underworld figure, Nafiz Modack returns to the Bishop Lavis Magistrate's Court.

Modack is alleged to have corrupted Anti-Gang Unit (AGU) member Ashley Tabisher for inside information on raids. 

Tabisher is alleged to have been owed R10 000 and a R3 500 cellphone for this. 

Modack is also alleged to have been part of a thwarted hand grenade plot outside late AGU detective Charl Kinnear's house. 

Kinnear was shot dead outside his home in Bishop Lavis on 18 September last year. 

Former rugby player Zane Kilian faces charges of murder in that case. He allegedly tracked Kinnear's cellphone. 

Modack is also a co-accused in the alleged kidnapping and extortion of Sameer Vallie and, along with Kilian, he is a co-accused in the attempted murder of Vallie's lawyer William Booth. 

In Monday's hand grenade case, Modack faces charges of being involved in gang activity in terms of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, attempted murder, conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to obtain explosives. 

A group of supporters wearing Modack branded masks waited outside the court for his arrival in an armoured vehicle along with a convoy of escort vehicles. 

The cases were postponed to 14 May. 

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