The magistrate overseeing the case involving alleged underworld figure Nafiz Modack is getting additional security after he was shot in the buttocks on Sunday, May 16. As reported, magistrate Abram Mashala was at a car wash in Mfuleni when his attackers opened fire, which claimed the life of a female police officer. Her three-year-old grandson was also wounded along with two other people.
According to IOL, spokesperson for the Department of Justice and Correctional Development, Steve Mahlangu indicated that following the incident, the matter is now receiving urgent attention, as the department is assessing the possibility of additional security for the magistrate. However, the circumstances surrounding that shooting is still yet to be determined whether the magistrate was the intended target.
Meanwhile, due to the magistrate’s unavailability on Monday, the bail application of Modack and co-accused others were held back until Monday, May 24, EWN reports. Modack, former rugby player Zane Killian, Jacques Cronje, Ashley Tabisher and Ricardo Morgan face charges of murder, attempted murder, intimidation, kidnapping, extortion, money laundering, corruption charges and conspiracy to commit murder.
Killian and Modack are also implicated in the murder of Anti-Gang Unit detective Charl Kinnear who was assassinated in front of his Bishop Lavis home in September 2020. The duo will remain behind bars except, meanwhile, Morgan who was granted bail of R50 000 on Friday, May 14.
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