Modack and co-accused's bail application drags on

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Alleged underworld figure, Nafiz Modack.
Alleged underworld figure, Nafiz Modack.
  • Zane Kilian, Nafiz Modack and their co-accused went back into custody as their protracted bail application continues. 
  • Police surrounded the Blue Downs Regional Court as they had done previously with this case. 
  • A high-speed police convoy took them back to their respective prisons afterward. 

Former rugby player Zane Kilian seemed to be in high spirits as he entered the dock for the next leg of the protracted bail application of alleged underworld kingpin, Nafiz Modack, and others for cases that include the murder of Anti-Gang Unit detective Charl Kinnear. 

Sporting a chunky pinky ring, Kilian joked about the cold weather in Cape Town, which is emerging from several days of heavy rain, while he waited for proceedings to start. 

Modack leaned forward over the dock in consultation with his lawyer after a barely noticeable nod to somebody in the public gallery. 

The outside of the court was cordoned off with police tape and a range of police vehicles parked near the entrances. 

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Inside the court, everybody was frisked by specialist officers. 

At least 10 lawyers gathered in a huddle to discuss a possible postponement date that would suit their diaries. 

Magistrate Deon van der Spuy's own court roll is also packed with trials. 

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 07: Zane Kilian appe
Zane Kilian appears at Cape Town Magistrate's Court during a previous appearance.

They eventually settled on dates for the next appearance of Modack and his co-accused. 

Modack is also involved in a separate corruption case involving former Cape Town policeman Kollin Govender, and the court had to consider the dates of those appearances too.

READ | Nafiz Modack officially charged with Charl Kinnear's murder

The parties are still in the process of filing paperwork for the Blue Downs matter, and an answering affidavit is expected by their next appearance.

Modack, Kilian, Jacques Cronje, Ricardo Morgan, Anti-Gang Unit member Ashley Tabisher, Amaal Jantjies and Jannick Adonis face a massive racketeering case.

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 07: Jacques Cronje a
Accused Jacques Cronje photographed outside court during a previous appearance.

Modack is allegedly at the head of a criminal enterprise involved in the attempted murder and murder of Kinnear and the attempted murder of lawyer William Booth.

Other charges include the extortion and kidnapping of finance specialist Samier Vallie.

Tabisher was suspended by the SA Police Service to allow for an internal investigation after he was dragged into the case for allegedly agreeing to a R10 000 payment for inside information on when the police would raid Modack's home.

Morgan had already been granted bail. 

The accused will return to the court on 13 July, and again on 20 July. 

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