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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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    Quote Originally Posted by airborne View Post
    Kinnear must be some serious badass because I'm sure all kinds of dodgy people are trying to twist his arm right about now?
    I'm thinking the same thing.
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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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