Four larney cars belonging to alleged tax dodger Mark Lifman were auctioned off last week to help pay back R13 million he owes Sars.
In just 17 minutes on Wednesday, the controversial businessman’s expensive cars were sold at a fraction of the market price.
Two of the cars were bought by Lifman’s business associate Jerome “Donkie” Booysen, who attended the auction in Montague Gardens with his brother, Colin, and several other men, reports Weekend Argus.
Four years ago, during a court case, a Hawks investigating officer named Booysen as the head of the Sexy Boys gang.
Nothing came of this testimony and Booysen was never arrested.
Lifman is one of Cape Town’s richest and most feared underworld figures.
He also owns several properties and nightclubs in the city.
It was the second time this year Lifman’s belongings were auctioned.
In February, two Porsche Cayennes, computers and printers as well as furniture went under the hammer.
At Wednesday’s auction, two Porsche Cayennes and two Lexus models, worth about R4 million, were auctioned.
Booysen initially offered R50 000 for the black Porsche. After two minutes of intense bidding, he offered the winning bid of R170 000.
Booysen also bid on the black Lexus, with number plate Percy 01, offering R62 000.
He said he bought the car for his mother because it was initially his and the number plate was in honour of his brother, Llewellyn, also known as Percy, who was shot dead in Parow in 1997.
The car had been registered under Lifman’s name.