A Cape Flats cop accused of colluding with alleged underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack has been suspended by police while in the mang.
Anti-Gang Unit officer Ashley Tabisher is set to return to the Blue Downs Regional Court today for his bail hearing as Western Cape police confirm that he has been suspended.
Tabisher was arrested when the Hawks, investigating the murder of AGU commander Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear, descended on his home and charged him for allegedly konkeling with Modack through an associate known as Amaal Jantjies.
Jantjies and her berk Jannick Adonis were busted for plotting a grenade attack on Kinnear in 2019 and according to the state’s case, Tabisher allegedly took R10 000 and a cellphone from Jantjies to give her information about when AGU were planning to raid Modack’s homes.
But Tablisher says he was set up.
Meanwhile, a second cop from the same unit, who is facing similar charges, has not been suspended as he is on sick leave.
Detective Sergeant Wayne Henderson was charged with corruption after allegedly accepting R100 000 to dispose of evidence linked to the murder of “Steroid King” Brian Wainstein.
Henderson appeared alongside alleged kingpin Mark Lifman and suspected Sexy Boys gang boss Jerome “Donkie” Booysen after he was arrested by the Hawks earlier this year.
Wainstein was gunned down inside his Constantia home on 18 August 2017 after he was set up by his bodyguards, Matthew and Sheldon Breet, who has since been sentenced.
According to the charge sheet, Henderson allegedly disposed of evidence linking Matthew to the crime and later warned him that his brother, Sheldon, was being sought by the Hawks.
SAPS’ Andre Traut confirmed Tabisher’s suspension: “The investigation regarding Sergeant Henderson is with the DPCI [Hawks] and the departmental process is yet to be instituted as the member is on sick leave.”