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    Kinnear must be some serious badass because I'm sure all kinds of dodgy people are trying to twist his arm right about now?

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    All of these psychopaths need to be removed from society, Radovan, Modack, Lifman, they are all the bloody same
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    Modack extortion case intensifies, with Joburg links and ‘delaying tactic’ claims

    Cape Town - The extortion case against suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack and his four co-accused is set to intensify with an investigating officer from Johannesburg getting further involved in the matter, which has so far focused on Cape Town incidents.

    Meanwhile, Modack’s advocate Dirk Uys has questioned the timing of a Cape Town-based investigating officer in the matter falling ill, saying it is "too convenient" and that the State is buying time to gather information from the Johannesburg officer.

    "It appears that, when there’s a difficulty in the State’s case, somebody falls ill," Uys said in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

    Referring to the State’s case, he said: "It’s doomed to failure".

    However, it emerged that the State had not closed its case and was only about halfway through.

    Uys also made startling claims on Wednesday, including that Modack’s life was in danger while he was in jail.

    "I’m instructed that there appears to be some form of conspiracy to do my client harm while he’s in prison…

    "For some reason or other the investigating officers are keeping pills (which he needs)," he said.

    Modack is accused of extortion and intimidation, alongside Colin Booysen – the brother of alleged Sexy Boys gang boss Jerome Booysen - Jacques Cronje, Ashley Fields and Carl Lakay.

    They face charges relating to the nightclub security industry, in that they allegedly took over security operations at clubs and restaurants mainly around Cape Town, forcing owners to pay them.

    The men were arrested on December 15 and lodged an application shortly afterwards to be released on bail.

    Charl Kinnear, a police colonel investigating fights in clubs around Cape Town, was meant to continue being questioned by the defence in this application on Wednesday.

    Postponed due to illness

    But prosecutor Esna Erasmus told the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court that he had experienced chest pains on his way there.

    Kinnear was then hospitalised and booked off for at least two days.

    Last week, Kinnear had also been booked off ill for two days as he had bronchitis, resulting in the bail application being postponed.

    When Uys heard on Tuesday that the matter would likely be postponed again due to Kinnear again being ill, he asked that Modack be released from custody as this would be in the interests of justice.

    He referred to recordings played to the court the previous day in which a complainant in the case, Radley Dijkers, had responded to a question by Modack, saying he had not been extorted or intimidated.

    'No extortion'

    "The complainant does not regard himself as being extorted… At this stage it’s unfair to keep (Modack) in prison," Uys argued on Wednesday.

    He said allegations were made to Kinnear "to enable a case of extortion".

    "Justice demands that my client actually be released," Uys argued.

    All the legal representatives of the accused objected to a postponement in the case.

    Attorney Bruce Hendricks, representing Colin Booysen, said his client had a fiance and children to provide for and that his continued time in prison was preventing this.

    He submitted that the charges against his client be withdrawn.

    'Delaying tactics'

    Ben Mathewson, Fields’ legal representative, accused the State of delaying tactics.

    Uys agreed with him, saying: "They need the time. That coincidence happens to be too much".

    The "coincidence" he was referring to was the timing of the Johannesburg investigating officer flying down to Cape Town, and the timing of Kinnear falling ill.

    Erasmus responded by saying she was shocked that they would accuse the State of delaying tactics.

    She said the State was only halfway through presenting its case.

    State's case not concluded

    Erasmus said statements were being prepared to explain the recordings that were played in the court on the previous day.

    Magistrate Joe Magele ruled that it may not be in the interests of justice if he did not postpone the matter.

    He, therefore, granted a postponement.

    Friday has been set down as the provisional date for the application when proceedings will not necessarily go ahead, but an update on Kinnear’s condition would be provided.

    The bail application is then expected to again get underway on January 24 and 26.

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    Cops and corruption claims: Police 'tensions' emerge in Modack extortion case

    Cape Town – The names of several senior Western Cape police officers have cropped up during the bail application of suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack, further highlighting rifts within the police which were previously exposed.

    Claims, including that one officer is a member of a notorious gang and that two others work with Modack, have been made.

    This officer was involved in South Africa’s biggest ever firearm smuggling investigation, which unearthed information that some police officers were complicit in smuggling guns to gangs in the Western Cape.

    Modack’s bail application has, therefore, become a platform for the airing of ructions within the police.

    He is accused of extortion and intimidation, alongside Colin Booysen – the brother of alleged Sexy Boys gang boss Jerome Booysen – Jacques Cronje, Ashley Fields and Carl Lakay.

    They face charges relating to the nightclub security industry, in that they allegedly took over security operations at clubs and restaurants, forcing owners to pay them.

    The group was arrested on December 15, and shortly afterwards lodged an application to be released on bail.

    This bail application, which has been running for weeks, is set to continue next week.

    Charl Kinnear, a colonel who is investigating fights in Cape Town clubs, has so far been the only witness called in the matter.

    On Wednesday, it emerged that he had been booked off because he had experienced chest pains on the way to court. The application was, therefore, postponed.

    'Demoted' cops in court

    Previously, among the senior police officers in court for the proceedings, was Major General Jeremy Vearey, the head of the Cape Town cluster of police stations – who was instrumental in Modack’s arrest – as well as Major General Peter Jacobs, the head of the Wynberg cluster of police stations.

    Earlier this month, Kinnear testified about several recordings.

    One such recording, he said, was a meeting between Modack, Vearey, and former State Security Agency (SSA) official Russel Christopher, who trained with Vearey in the ANC’s intelligence structures prior to 1994.

    In the recording, Modack said if ever there were a problem "Tiyo and Mbotho" can sort it out.

    He was referring to Major General Mzwandile Tiyo, the Western Cape police’s head of crime intelligence, and Major General Patrick Mbotho, a provincial head of detectives.

    Transfers and replacements

    Tiyo and Mbotho were the two police officers who replaced Vearey and Jacobs when they were suddenly transferred from their positions in June 2016.

    Vearey, who had been the deputy provincial commissioner for detectives, was shifted to a position he had previously held – that of commander of the Cape Town cluster of police stations. Mbotho then replaced Vearey.

    Jacobs had headed the Western Cape’s crime intelligence unit, but in June 2016 was suddenly appointed the head of the Wynberg cluster of police stations. Tiyo then replaced Jacobs.

    Vearey and Jacobs took the matter to the Labour Court in Cape Town, which in August 2017 ruled that the transfers should be set aside. This has not yet happened.

    Police 'politics'

    In court papers in the matter, Vearey and Jacobs detailed how they believed they had been sidelined because of matters relating to former MP Vytjie Mentor and national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.

    Vearey’s affidavit said that, when he had been deputy provincial commissioner for detective services, he had been "responsible for ensuring the recording of a contentious statement to the SAPS by a certain [Vytjie Mentor] and the proper handling of its content".

    Mentor's statement detailed, among other things, claims about the controversial Gupta family's close ties to President Jacob Zuma.

    Vearey said, although Mentor had requested that he take her statement, it was "recorded routinely" by other members.

    Jacobs, in his affidavit, said he and Vearey were wrongly perceived as "Phiyega's people" when she had been national police commissioner.

    National firearms investigation

    He said he and Vearey were perceived as siding with Phiyega due to the "firearm investigation, which affected both the SAPS and the whole country".

    Jacobs was referring a national firearms investigation he and Vearey had headed, and which they said was effectively crippled when they were transferred.

    The investigation included looking into whether illicit firearms were being smuggled out of South Africa, if firearms were being stockpiled against the state by right wing groups, and how cops were colluding with gangsters to smuggle guns to them.

    A suspect in the firearms smuggling case is Rondebosch businessman Irshaad "Hunter" Laher, who is related to Modack.

    Laher and Vereeniging arms dealer Alan Raves are the accused in a case linked to the alleged selling of firearms – which were meant to have been destroyed by police – to gangsters around the Western Cape.

    In Modack’s bail application earlier this month, Kinnear testified that Modack had recorded conversations of himself with others.

    One conversation was with someone in Serbia who turned out to be the person who had provided information for author Jacques Pauw's book The President’s Keepers.

    Police corruption and murder claims

    This, Kinnear had testified, showed Modack's ties to South African government officials.

    Kinnear said in the recorded conversation that Modack alleged that Vearey was a 27s gang member who worked for a man named Red.

    Modack, in the conversation, and according to Kinnear, said Vearey had worked with Red "to kill attorney Noorudien Hassan".

    Hassan, who had been involved in several high-profile cases linked to gangs, was murdered in Lansdowne on November 7, 2016.

    Kinnear had testified that in another recording, Modack claimed he and Vearey were on the payroll of Jerome Booysen and controversial businessman Mark Lifman.

    While testifying, Kinnear had admitted that his son had once been in a relationship with Jerome Booysen’s niece.

    But Kinnear had testified that he had never been to Jerome Booysen’s home, as was alleged in the recording.

    Next week, if Kinnear has recovered and is in court, the defence will have an opportunity to further question him.

    It is expected that his alleged ties to Jerome Booysen are among the aspects that will be focused on.

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    Info had to be kept from dirty cops in Cape protection racket case court told


    The Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday heard details of the extent police have to go to stop their corrupt colleagues from tipping off criminals.

    Sea Point police Colonel Charl Kinnear told the court that due to the presence of corrupt senior police officers he was forced to open an enquiry into alleged mafioso Nafiz Modack before he could open an official police docket.

    "If a docket is opened‚ anybody who has access to the criminal registration system can see who the complainant was and what was said by the complainant‚" said Kinnear.

    He was being cross examined during the bail hearing for Modack‚ Colin Booysen‚ Ashley Fields‚ Jacques Cronje‚ and Carl Lakay - all arrested on December 15 for their alleged roles in a national extortion syndicate.

    Kinnear testified that the syndicate‚ with Modack allegedly at the helm‚ was busy taking over nightclubs from an established security outfit run by controversial businessman Mark Lifman.

    During cross examination by Modack's defence advocate Edwin Grobler‚ Kinnear was asked why he took seven days to register a case of extortion after the management at The Grand Café in Cape Town told police that Modack had tried to force them to pay him R150,000 for security.
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    From convicted killer to R2.5m home owner – extortion accused's finances detailed in court

    Cape Town – An accused in the extortion case centring on suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack believes witnesses were forced into constructing a false case against him, the Cape Town Magistrate's Court heard on Tuesday.

    The finances of Colin Booysen, the accused, were detailed in court, with his attorney Bruce Hendricks saying he lived in a R2.5m home in Bellville and had a second property valued at R960 000 in Belhar.

    Hendricks said Booysen, who is the brother of alleged Sexy Boys gang boss Jerome Booysen, also had vehicles with a combined value of R500 000.

    But Charl Kinnear, a police colonel probing underworld activities, testified on Tuesday that he knew Booysen as a member of the Sexy Boys gang who instilled fear in witnesses in the case.

    Booysen's background, along with accusations of delaying tactics by the State, were also detailed in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

    He is accused of extortion and intimidation alongside Modack, Jacques Cronje, Ashley Fields and Carl Lakay.

    They face charges relating to an alleged takeover of security operations at nightclubs and restaurants, which allegedly involved forcing owners to pay them.

    The group was arrested on December 15.

    In court on Tuesday, Hendricks questioned Kinnear about Booysen.

    He said someone with fixed property, such as his client, was unlikely to flee.

    Hendricks said the last time Booysen was convicted of a crime was in 1992 – for murder.

    Booysen, he said, had stood trial and later served a jail sentence which ended in 2005.

    He said that at the time his client had been represented by "Advocate Desai", who was now a judge in the Western Cape High Court. It is understood Hendricks was referring to Judge Siraj Desai.

    Hendricks said his client had five operating permits for taxis and generated an income of about R60 000 per month.

    He described Booysen as a "family man" who regularly paid his taxes.

    'He instilled fear in my witnesses'

    There was, however, no evidence in the docket in the extortion matter which suggested this.

    Asked why he was opposed to Booysen's release on bail, Kinnear replied: "He instilled fear in my witnesses. They know [Booysen] as the gangster of the group."

    Kinnear explained that the witnesses understood what gangsterism was and feared if they got on the wrong side of a gangster, they would be killed.

    He then elaborated on the definition of the word "threat", saying that because witnesses had felt threatened, he opened a case.

    Hendricks hit back saying: "They were coerced to do, or make, this false case against my client."

    Kinnear testified that the club security takeover involved an older faction – which counted controversial businessmen Mark Lifman and Andre Naude in its ranks – and a new faction, which included the accused before the court.

    He said that even though Booysen was before the court and involved with the new faction, he had previously been involved with the older faction.

    Stolen firearm

    Hendricks asked why none of the members of the "old faction" had been arrested. Kinnear replied that he could only account for cases he was investigating.

    Earlier during proceedings on Tuesday, Modack's lawyer, Advocate Edwin Grobler, questioned Kinnear.

    He asked why Kinnear, in his evidence-in-chief, had referred to a firearm which had allegedly ended up in an advocate's office.

    Kinnear previously testified that a firearm was stolen during an altercation in Parow in March. The firearm, he said, had turned up at Advocate Pete Mihalik's offices.

    Mihalik, Kinnear had said, told Naude he would return the firearm to its owner in exchange for R20 000.

    Brian Wainstein had paid this money and the firearm was returned.

    News24 previously reported that Wainstein, known as the international "Steroid King", was shot dead in his Constantia home in August.

    On Tuesday, Kinnear said he had referred to this matter because Modack was one of those who had taken the firearm from its owner.

    'Designed for sensation and elongated jail term'

    Grobler said he found it strange that Kinnear had referred to this.

    "It was designed to create sensation. It was designed to waste time," he told Kinnear.

    Grobler said Kinnear had testified about the firearm to ensure that the accused in the case spent Christmas and New Year's Day in jail.

    But Kinnear said he had mentioned the firearm matter as the previous prosecutor on the case had asked him to elaborate on incidents relating to the case.

    Kinnear had previously testified that a source had told him that Modack planned to flee South Africa if released on bail.

    Grobler said Modack viewed this as "complete nonsense".

    Earlier during proceedings, Kinnear testified that after a statement on the matter was made to him in November, he registered an inquiry, instead of opening a case docket.

    If a case docket had been opened, it would have meant that anyone with access to the criminal record system would be able to see the statement on a computer.

    The inquest was therefore registered, Kinnear said, "because of senior police involved with the group".

    Grobler put it to Kinnear on Tuesday that it was repeatedly put to him that there was no prima facie case against Modack.

    But Kinnear said there was a prima facie case against all the accused.

    The bail application is expected to continue on Wednesday.

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    Mark Lifman controls the police, attorney alleges in court



    Cape Town - An attorney has alleged that controversial businessman Mark Lifman is in control of police, especially officers who are driving the extortion case against suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack.

    Bruce Hendricks, the lawyer for Colin Booysen, claimed this in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

    "There is outside influence by Mr Lifman... What I gather from this is that he's in control of the police," Hendricks said.

    Earlier in court it emerged that Lifman was part of a rival faction against a grouping including Modack and Colin Booysen. Modack is accused of extortion and intimidation alongside Colin Booysen – the brother of alleged Sexy Boys gang boss Jerome Booysen, Jacques Cronje, Ashley Fields, and Carl Lakay.

    They face charges relating to the nightclub security industry in that they allegedly took over security operations at clubs and restaurants, forcing owners to pay them.

    For a detailed breakdown on what has been happening in the underworld nightclub security takeover, see News24's showcase Underworld Unmasked

    The group was arrested on December 15 and shortly afterward lodged an application to be released on bail.

    During proceedings on Wednesday Hendricks referred to the case of Grant Veroni. Veroni appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

    It was the third time he was arrested and granted bail in about five months.

    He is a director of the company Skhosana Maponyane Hall Phillips and Khumalo, trading as The Security Group (TSG), which police have previously alleged in court is at the centre of underworld ructions. On Wednesday Hendricks asked Charl Kinnear, the investigating officer in the extortion case, to read an affidavit by Veroni.

    In it Veroni said Lifman contacted him and told him he was aware of a warrant of arrest for Veroni and by members of the Cape Town cluster of police.

    Veroni, in the affidavit, said Lifman informed him that "his police" were at Veroni's home on December 25.

    His affidavit also said Lifman had told him he would ensure Veroni was released on R1 000 bail.

    Hendricks on Wednesday said that Veroni has been arrested as Lifman had said would happen.

    "It took place exactly like that... Someone is pulling the strings here and it's clear from the affidavit," Hendricks said.

    Earlier he had questioned Kinnear about why he had been to Lifman's home a few times. More to follow.

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    No ****, and Modak doesnt control the other side of the cops?
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    Modack now charged with car theft

    Cape Town – Suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack is now facing a car theft charge on top of extortion and intimidation charges relating to a nightclub security takeover.

    Modack and a second accused, Ikeraam Modack, understood to be his relative, appeared in the Goodwood Magistrate's Court on Thursday for the theft of a motor vehicle case.

    It was their first appearance in connection with the charge.

    There was a heavy police presence at the Goodwood Magistrate's Court on Thursday ahead of, and during, their appearance.

    No details about the charge were read out in court.

    The case was postponed to February 9 for a bail application. However, News24 understands there is a possibility the matter may be withdrawn.

    If it is not withdrawn and Modack is granted bail, he may still be kept in custody due to the second case against him.

    Modack is facing intimation and extortion charges in the second case, which is being heard in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court. He is accused alongside Colin Booysen – the brother of alleged Sexy Boys gang boss Jerome Booysen – Jacques Cronje, Ashley Fields and Carl Lakay.

    They face charges relating to an alleged takeover of security operations at nightclubs and restaurants, forcing owners to pay them.

    The group was arrested on December 15 and shortly afterwards lodged an application to be released on bail.

    So far, sensational claims have emerged from it, including that certain police officers are under the control of controversial businessman Mark Lifman.

    It also emerged in the case that Lifman, controversial businessman Andre Naude and Jerome Booysen are members of a rival faction in the nightclub security saga.

    The opposing faction, according to police, include Modack and his co-accused.

    This bail application is expected to continue on Friday.

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    Uncertainty about future of detective head who allegedly worked with Modack

    Cape Town - There is uncertainty about what may happen to a Western Cape detective head who was named in the extortion case of suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack, as being one of two police officers who allegedly worked with him.

    Several sources this week told News24 that Major General Patrick Mbotho would be transferred and that this may come into effect on February 1.

    His post, under the title "Deputy Provincial Commissioner: Crime Detection (at the level of Major General)," was this week apparently advertised internally within police. News24 has seen an undated copy of this.

    'No talk of transfer'

    But on Wednesday, Mbotho told News24 he was not aware of any transfer. He said he was at work and in the Western Cape.

    On Tuesday, provincial police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana would not confirm nor deny his transfer.

    "Unfortunately, we are not in a position to comment on internal matters concerning our personnel in the Western Cape," she said.

    Police Minister Fikile Mbalula's spokesperson Vuyo Mhaga referred questions to national police.

    Brigadier Selepe Mashadi told News24: "The department is on record that personal matters cannot be dealt with through the media."

    Call to act swiftly

    On Friday chairperson of Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Police Francois Beukman, said in a statement that the national police commissioner needed to act swiftly against, among others, high-ranking officers who allegations have been levelled against in court.

    He referred to serious allegations made against senior police officers in a bail application in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

    The first message said he wanted "this" done to his private parts. A graphic close up video of a man and woman having sex was then also sent to the group.

    Earlier this month Mbotho’s name was mentioned in Modack's bail application, which is being heard in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court.

    In May last year News24 also reported on claims that he had dealings with Modack relating to a vehicle. These claims were dismissed by police at the time.

    Modack is accused of extortion and intimidation alongside Colin Booysen – the brother of alleged Sexy Boys gang boss Jerome Booysen - Jacques Cronje, Ashley Fields, and Carl Lakay.

    They face charges relating to the nightclub security industry in that they allegedly took over security operations at clubs and restaurants, forcing owners to pay them.

    On Tuesday Modack’s bail application resumed and Charl Kinnear, a colonel investigating underworld activities, testified that the extortion case had initially been registered as an inquiry because of the involvement of senior police officials with the accused.

    Earlier this month, Kinnear had testified that there was a recording of Modack in a meeting with Major General Jeremy Vearey, the head of the Cape Town cluster of police who was instrumental in his arrest, and Russell Christopher, a former State Security Agency official who trained with Vearey in the ANC's intelligence structures prior to 1994.

    The meeting took place on May 5, 2017.

    "Nafiz Modack states he was dealing with high-ranking police officials and, should there ever be a problem, Tiyo and Mbotho can sort it out," Kinnear had testified.

    He was referring to Major General Mzwandile Tiyo, the Western Cape's head of crime intelligence, and Mbotho.

    Kinnear had also testified about the "influence" which Modack appeared to have.

    He also referred to a meeting Modack had at the One and Only hotel with Northern Cape police commissioner Risimati Shivuri.

    In May last year, in a report on the meeting with Shivuri, News24 had reported that sources had claimed that in September 2016, Mbotho met Modack about a Mercedes Benz that Modack wanted released after it was impounded and kept in Bellville.

    The sources had said the vehicle was eventually released to Modack.

    They also alleged Mbotho and Modack met after several firearms were confiscated by police from men linked to the new underworld grouping who gathered outside a city strip club on April 21, 2017.

    'They met once'

    But Brigadier Novela Potelwa, speaking on Mbotho's behalf at the time, had said Mbotho and Modack had met once and this had nothing to do with firearms.

    "This serves to confirm that the gentleman referred to in your email [Modack] was in Major General Mbotho's office in connection with a complaint he had against the police.

    "During the meeting, it transpired that the nature of complaint fell outside the jurisdiction of the SAPS Western Cape and he was subsequently referred to the office of the judge of [the Hawks],” she had said.

    Mbotho took over the position detective head when Vearey was suddenly transferred from it in June 2016.

    Vearey was them moved to a position he previously filled, commander of the Cape Town cluster of police stations, and Mbotho then replaced him.

    Together, with his colleague Major General Peter Jacobs, who was also suddenly transferred in June 2016, Vearey took the matter to the Labour Court in Cape Town.

    In August 2017 the court ruled that the transfers should be set aside. This has not yet happened.

    Mbotho is one of the officers who have been named during Modack's bail application.

    In July last year it also emerged Mbotho was under investigation after two graphic messages of a sexual nature were sent from his cellphone number to an official group comprising several detective commanders in the Western Cape.

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    Mark Lifman’s alleged access to secret police info questioned in court

    Cape Town - Confidential police information which allegedly ended up with controversial businessman Mark Lifman formed the focus of court proceedings in the extortion case against suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack.

    A bail application in the matter continued in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday with lawyer Ben Mathewson questioning Charl Kinnear, the investigating officer in the case.

    Mathewson, who represents Ashley Fields, one of the accused in the matter, asked Kinnear questions about how Lifman had accessed privileged police information.

    He also questioned Kinnear about his apparent ties to suspected Sexy Boys gang boss Jerome Booysen.

    During proceedings Mathewson produced a photograph of Jerome Booysen’s son with Kinnear’s son. Kinnear said the photograph was taken in either 2012 or 2013 and that he may have taken it.

    It has previously emerged in court that Lifman and Booysen were part of a rival security faction against a grouping headed by Modack.

    It was also alleged on Wednesday that Lifman controlled certain police officers.

    Modack is accused of extortion and intimidation alongside Fields, Colin Booysen – Jerome Booysen’s brother, Jacques Cronje, and Carl Lakay.

    They face charges relating to the nightclub security industry in that they allegedly took over security operations at clubs and restaurants, forcing owners to pay them.

    The group was arrested on December 15 and shortly afterward lodged an application to be released on bail.

    Two versions of what transpired have so far emerged via the bail application.

    The one version is that the case has actually been orchestrated by Lifman and is a platform on which police corruption is being exposed, while the second version is that police officers are being painted as corrupt for doing their jobs and making high-profile arrests.

    During Friday’s proceedings Mathewson put it to Kinnear that when Fields and the others were arrested, they had informally mentioned that Lifman was behind them being taken into custody.

    Kinnear replied that Modack had talked about Lifman’s involvement and Fields had said something along the lines of: “Ja, money can solve anything.”

    Mathewson questioned Kinnear about two visits he made to Lifman’s home, which Kinnear had said was in connection with investigations he was busy with.

    He also referred to Grant Veroni - a director of the company Skhosana Maponyane Hall Phillips and Khumalo, trading as The Security Group (TSG), which police have previously alleged in court is at the centre of underworld ructions.

    Veroni appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. It was the third time he was arrested and granted bail in about five months.

    During Wednesday’s proceedings in the extortion matter it emerged that in an affidavit, Veroni had said Lifman had told him there was a warrant for his arrest and that “his” police officers had been to Veroni’s home. This happened before the third time he was arrested.

    On Friday Mathewson questioned Kinnear on how Lifman knew this confidential police information.

    ‘Nothing remains a secret in SA’

    Kinnear replied: “Nothing stays a secret in South Africa.”

    Lifman had apparently known that Veroni would be released on bail after his latest arrest.

    “Mr Lifman knew that 10 days prior. That’s suspicious Sir,” Matthewson told Kinnear on Friday.

    Kinnear said that Veroni had been released on bail following his latest arrest because after his two previous arrests he had also been granted bail and the latest case was similar to the previous two he faced.

    But Mathewson questioned how Lifman knew Kinnear’s opinion on the matter.

    Kinnear said he had not discussed the matter with Lifman and Lifman would be in a better position to answer Mathewson.

    Relationships and photograph in focus

    Previously Kinnear had testified that his son had at one stage been in a relationship with Jerome Booysen’s niece.

    On Friday, he elaborated on this, saying his children had been friends with Jerome Booysen’s sister’s children as they had gone to school together.

    Mathewson had then put it to Kinnear that he had a photograph of Jerome Booysen’s son and Kinnear’s son.

    “It’s not unlikely,” Kinnear replied.

    Asked who had taken the photograph, Kinnear said he may have taken it himself.

    During proceedings on Wednesday, attorney Bruce Hendricks, who represents Colin Booysen, said the extortion case was actually about police corruption.

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    One crooked bunch and their corrupt police cohorts vs another crooked bunch and their corrupt police cohorts.

    I suppose the current status quo is Lifman is king and Modack wanted in on the action but didn't count his cards before showing his hand. Now he's been stuck in chookie for over a month and with the massive spotlight on him there's not a lot his police pals can do to get him out of the pickle juice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airborne View Post
    One crooked bunch and their corrupt police cohorts vs another crooked bunch and their corrupt police cohorts.

    I suppose the current status quo is Lifman is king and Modack wanted in on the action but didn't count his cards before showing his hand. Now he's been stuck in chookie for over a month and with the massive spotlight on him there's not a lot his police pals can do to get him out of the pickle juice.
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