CAPE TOWN – Certain individuals have been banned from entering clubs in the city centre as a fight for control over the lucrative nightclub security industry intensifies.
Several sources have told News24 that a group of businessmen who previously headed security at the majority of establishments, particularly in the Western Cape, are no longer allowed in these venues.
This is because security at the venues has been taken over by a new rival group.
Controversial businessmen, including Mark Lifman and Andre Naude, previously ran a nightclub security operation, Specialised Protection Services, which covered the majority of nightclub venues in the Western Cape.
But it was shut down as it was not registered, as required by law.
A little more than a week ago businessman Nafiz Modack’s name cropped up as taking over the scene. He was previously linked to an alleged scam involving luxury cars.
He has admitted to News24 that to bolster club security operations, he has brought in a group of men from Eastern Europe.
In an audio clip leaked to News24 by a source with intimate knowledge of what is happening in the underworld, two men discuss the club matter and refer to a person by the name of Andre.
One man says he does not understand why “the fight” is happening.
The second asks: “Why are you with Andre them in town, when Andre is banned from town?”
He then says he heard drugs are being pushed into clubs in town.
The first man says he is not “chasing after” anyone.
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PHOTO: © Supplied A new faction which has taken control of club security operations have also apparently started feeding homeless people in the Cape Town city centre.