Bail of R10,000 granted to Nafiz Modack on gun rap

17 June 2020 - 13:31 By TimesLIVE
Nafiz Modack with his bodyguards outside court during a previous hearing.
Nafiz Modack with his bodyguards outside court during a previous hearing.
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Alleged underworld figure Nafiz Modack, arrested in a firearm-related fraud case, has been released on bail.

National police spokesperson Brig Vishnu Naidoo said he appeared in court in Gauteng on Wednesday after his arrest a day earlier.

Modack was granted R10,000 bail. He is required to report at Bothasig police station in Cape Town three times a week.

He must appear in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on July 10.

Other suspects arrested over several days this month on firearms-related charges must also appear in court on that date, said Naidoo. 

Modack's wife Rehana Ismail, her twin sister Roshana Ismail and three others are also expected to appear in court. “These five accused were arrested earlier this month bringing the total to 21 the number of suspects arrested so far,” said Naidoo. “At least five more accused are outstanding and they are expected to be arrested soon.”

This follows a three-year investigation into alleged “wheeling and dealing” at divisions of the Central Firearm Registry.

NPA spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwana confirmed to TimesLIVE that Modack was released on R10,000 bail. She said he appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court alongside Anwa Gallie, who was also released on R10,000 bail, and Sgt Lesiba Rodney Masoga who was granted R8,000 bail.

She also confirmed that the next court appearance date was set for July.

* This article has been updated since its original publication to add confirmation from the National Prosecuting Authority and police.