But life may have different travel and accommodation plans for him following an altercation with a Stanford resident that is now in the Hermanus Magistrate’s Court where Malan, 57, stands accused of murder.
Details of the incident remain sketchy as the matter was postponed until September 19 for further investigation.
But sources indicate that Malan and his foreman allegedly witnessed Stanford electrician Johan Fortuin, 49, on Malan’s Sir Robert Stanford wine estate on the night of July 2, loading goods that did not belong to him into the boot of his VW Golf.
Malan gave chase to the poorer side of town, where he allegedly saw the vehicle pull into a Dreyer Street driveway. He confronted Fortuin over his alleged trespassing and theft.