Modack to hear bail decision in Cape Town extortion case

CAPE TOWN – Suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack and his four co-accused are expected to hear on Wednesday if the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court has granted them bail. If Modack is granted bail, it will be the third recent case in which he has successfully applied for bail and it means that he could be released from custody after being behind bars for more than three months.
It previously emerged in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court that he may be arrested again in connection with the murder of a bouncer at Cubana in Green Point on December 3, 2017.
Modack is accused alongside Colin Booysen, Jacques Cronje, Ashley Fields and Carl Lakay. They all face extortion charges relating to nightclub security.
They were arrested on December 15 and have remained in custody since then.
The prosecution argued that Modack and his co-accused caused “havoc” in the Cape Town city centre trying to take over nightclub security, but the defence argued that the State’s case was not fully based on evidence, but rather hearsay.
Modack’s advocate Dirk Uijs SC said: “Neither the crime of intimidation, nor the crime of extortion was committed by any of the applicants, especially (Modack).
Modack and Cronje we also charged with attempted extortion in Johannesburg.
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