A 39-year old member attached to the Tactical Response Team is expected to appear in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate’s Court on the Cape Flats on Tuesday along with alleged underworld boss, Nafiz Modack.
He was arrested at the weekend on suspicion of the proliferation of information to what police describe as “unsavory characters” operating in the Western Cape underworld.
Modack and two other co-accused, Jacques Cronje and Ricardo Morgan appeared briefly in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday on five charges of attempted murder, money laundering, intimidation and kidnapping. They are expected to appear again in the same court on Friday for a bail application.
Police Spokesperson Katlego Mokgale says, “It is reported that the suspect was arrested during an intelligence-driven operation conducted by the National Task Team investigating gang-related activities, National Intervention Unit and Tactical Response Team. It’s alleged that the suspect has between 2019 and 2020 enticed by an underworld figure to infiltrate the Anti Gang unit and supply them with information relating to operations of the underworld figure in return for gratification.”
Meanwhile, Police Minister Bheki Cele says the state will deal harshly with police officers involved in acts of corruption.
Cele has also congratulated the police for the arrest of Modack and the two other suspects.
Cele says police need to maintain an impeccable. “Being a police officer is a honorous job, keep your blue, if you don’t want to keep your blue we will not hesitate to convert it into orange. The guy that converts it into orange, the guy that is one of our elite units, the TRT guy attached to the AGU but he has opted to be greedy and worked with the underworld.”
Source: SABC News