Modack stays locked up amid cold war in court

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Modack stays locked up amid cold war in court

Outside court, the alleged gang boss’s bodyguards stood among a small crowd wearing ‘Modack Group’ masks

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Alleged underworld boss Nafiz Modack’s lawyers were set for an intense legal assault against an entrenched state prosecution team last week. Instead, both sides ended up being bogged down again in what appears to be an interminable legal cold war.

Modack was arrested on April 29 and was charged with plotting the murder of Anti-Gang Unit detective commander Lt-Col Charl Kinnear and for the attempted murder of Cape Town lawyer William Booth. He has been in custody since his arrest.

His was the second arrest in connection with the plot to kill Kinnear after avowed security consultant and former rugby player Zane Killian was arrested in September last year. Killian was detained after it was discovered he had intercepted Kinnear’s cellphone location more than 2,000 times, with increasing intensity leading up to the day of his murder...

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