South African Police Tied to Criminal Underworld, Court Hears

Bruce Hendricks, the lawyer for alleged gangster Colin Booysen, has told the Cape Town Magistrate's Court that controversial businessman Mark Lifman controls police, particularly officers driving the extortion case against suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack. Modack and Booysen, along with fellow accused Ashley Fields, Jacques Cronje and Carl Lakay, 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.

Cape Town (file photo).


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