The police are remaining tight-lipped about the details surrounding a meeting between Northern Cape Police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Risimati Shivuri, and an alleged underworld figure, Nafiz Modack. Picture: Soraya Crowie
Kimberley - The police are remaining tight-lipped about the details surrounding a meeting between Northern Cape Police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Risimati Shivuri, and an alleged underworld figure, Nafiz Modack.

This follows after Shivuri was spotted and photographed by media during a meeting with Modack in an upmarket hotel at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town last Thursday.

The spokeswoman for the Acting National Commissioner, Colonel Athlenda Mathe, said that the police were not obligated to divulge any details regarding the meeting.

“Pressure will not be exerted by the media for the South African Police Service (SAPS) to divulge the reasons behind Lieutenant-General Shivuri’s deployment to the Western Cape. The matter referred to is sensitive and will not be discussed in the media sphere. The SAPS is not obliged to explain its operational decisions and modus operandi to the media and other stakeholders,” said Mathe.

“Lieutenant-General Shivuri is a seasoned police officer with a wealth of experience and we have confidence and trust that he will continue the good work that he is mandated to do as outlined by the SAPS code of conduct.”

According to reports, Modack is said to be heading a new faction which is taking over control of security at nightclubs from an older, established grouping.

The battle for control over nightclub security in Cape Town has apparently resulted in brawls between the two groups.

It has been reported that Modack did not deny that he had met with Shivuri.

He responded to queries about the meeting, saying that he did not have to explain to anyone who he met as he meets with many people, all the time.

Shivuri is allegedly not the only high-ranking police official who has had meetings with the underworld figure.

Previous reports stated that Acting Police Commissioner, Major-General Patrick Mbotho, has also allegedly met with Modack.

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