Irshaad Laher

Arms dealer in court for pre-trial hearing

The pre-trial hearing of a Vereeniging arms dealer, who faces gun-related charges ranging from racketeering to theft, is expected to start in the Western Cape High Court on Friday. Alan Raves, 50, who is also a gun collector, was meant to appear in court for a pre-trial hearing alongside Rondebosch[…]

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More needed to trace illegal guns in Cape Flats

While the Cape Flats community recovers from news of Colonel Chris Lodewyk Prinsloo’s and local businessman Irshaad Laher (alleged) involvement in the sale of guns to gangs, the discovery of an arms cache once again called to question the South African Police Service (SAPS). Last week, reports suggested that a[…]

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Protestors picket Laher court appearance

Police had to diffuse the situation when members of the anti-drug group Pagad shouted at Irshaad Laher in a hall way at the Bellville magistrate’s court on Friday, accusing him of murdering innocent children on the Cape Flats. The Cape Town businessman and his co-accused appeared on charges of gun[…]

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Good Hope Meat owner buys Nandos shares

VOC News has learnt has the co-owner of Good Hope Meat butchery has acquired Irshaad Laher’s shares in the Nandos in Athlone. This comes after the Cape Town businessman relinquished his stake in the franchise, as he faces charges of gun smuggling and racketeering amongst others. Reaaz Ahmed has confirmed[…]

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CT businessman selling franchises amid boycott

VOC News has learnt that Cape Town businessman Irshaad Laher is selling his shares in four popular restaurant franchises. He is the co-owner of the Spurs in Observatory and Ottery, as well as the Nandos branches in Athlone and Gardens. Laher is under investigation for fraud, corruption, and theft of firearms[…]

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