Nafiz Modack and mother facing corruption charges
Nafiz Modack and his mother Ruwaida Modack have been released on R5 000 bail, following their arrest on a corruption charge on Tiuesday. A News24 report notes that the underworld kingpin and his mother handed themselves over to the Hawks' serious corruption investigation unit and appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court later in the day.
Hawks provincial spokesperson Captain Philani Nkwalase said their arrest followed a lengthy investigation into an alleged corrupt relationship with a former senior police officer.
‘It is alleged that, in November 2011, the duo paid gratifications through their two business entities to the senior police officer for favours to advance their private personal business interests. The two business entities have been added as suspects on this matter,’ he said.
‘This investigation forms part of the second leg of an investigation that saw senior police officers sentenced in the Western Cape for various charges of corruption. More arrests are expected pending the on-going investigation,’ he said. He is understood to be referring to the conviction of retired Western Cape Commissioner Arno Lamoer and two former high-ranking officers, Brigadier Darius van der Ross and Kollin Govender.
Lamoer was sentenced to an effective six years in jail, while Van der Ross and Govender effectively received sentences of two and four years respectively for corruption. The case against Modack and his mother was postponed to 16 May for an additional suspect – a former senior police officer – to be added.
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