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Nafiz Modack and an Anti-Gang Unit member in the dock for corruption

  • Suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack and an Anti-Gang Unit officer have appeared in courtroom on corruption expenses. 
  • Modack is alleged to have bribed the officer on investigations regarding him.
  • Modack has additionally been charged individually for gang exercise and for being a part of a hand grenade plot towards slain Anti-Gang Unit detective Charl Kinnear.

Suspected underworld determine Nafiz Modack has appeared in courtroom for a second day in a row – this time on corruption expenses and expenses regarding alleged gang exercise.

It is alleged that he wished to pay for info from Anti-Gang Unit (AGU) officer Ashley Tabisher about investigations regarding him. Tabisher is his co-accused, who appeared alongside him in the dock of the Bishop Lavis Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

It can also be alleged that Modack was a part of a plot involving a hand grenade towards AGU detective Charl Kinnear, who has since been killed.



Kinnear was shot useless exterior his Bishop Lavis dwelling on 18 September 2020. The investigation has cracked open an alleged community that contains fixers, drivers, a shooter and a location monitoring specialist. 

On Tuesday, the courtroom was closely guarded.

Nafiz Modack appeared at Bishop Lavis Magistrate’s Court beneath strict police surveillance.

Previously, in the bail application of an accused in the hand grenade plot, the Parow Regional Court heard proof that Tabisher was provided R10 000 for info on when police deliberate to raid Modack’s dwelling. 

The State submitted that it had a voice word from an accused in that case, Amaal Jantjies, that she had recorded the R10 000 provide to Tabisher and that he was “in”. 

Once the corruption case was postponed to Monday, Modack confronted the separate expenses regarding the hand grenade plot in phrases of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, tried homicide, conspiracy to homicide, and conspiracy to acquire explosives.

It was identified that Kinnear was investigating a large firearms-related case.

That matter was additionally postponed to Monday. 

He will stay in custody in the police’s holding cells in Bellville. 

On Monday, in a separate case in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court, a raft of expenses was put to him and his co-accused, Jacques Cronje and Ricardo Morgan, for their alleged involvement in the kidnapping of a financier. The alleged sufferer’s lawyer is William Booth, who was shot at on 9 April 2020. 

Modack additionally faces expenses of the tried homicide of the Booth in reference to the capturing.

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In that case, those that had been convicted admitted to being a part of the Terrible West Siders.

In the Kinnear hand grenade matter, the State alleges the accused labored with the Junky Funky Kids. 

Kinnear’s widow Nicolette stated after Tuesday’s case that it listening to that an AGU member was accused of corruption was “a bitter pill”.


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