A group of angry aunties took to the streets yesterday to show their support for controversial businessman, Nafiz Modack, as he made his first appearance at the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court.
While police celebrated the arrest of Modack for his alleged involvement in the failed hit on criminal lawyer William Booth, the women said they were there to support Modack, expressing anger at his arrest.
As a large contingent of heavily armed cops escorted Modack and his co-accused Jacques Cronje and Ricardo Morgan into court, the women gathered nearby hoping to get a glimpse of him.
An angry Zulfa Coetzee, 40, from Mitchells Plain, said while Modack fed their families, the state was doing nothing.
“What they are doing here is wasting money, spending so many millions on getting police to escort a man that has never been a flight risk and only being doing good for our communities.”
She said Modack had been donating food to sukkeling mense and donated 50 pots of boeber last week.
“He has been giving food and there are not even words (to thank him), he does everything for our community.
“You can send him a Facebook message and tell him you have nothing in your house and he will send groceries to your house, that is the type of person he is, when the government can’t even do that.
“I feel angry. It was just a day before he gave 50 pots of boeber to the community,” she says.