Zunaid Moti raided

Controversial businessman Zunaid Moti’s properties have been raided in an ongoing investigation.

Zunaid Moti. Picture: carblog.co.za

JOHANNESBURG - Eyewitness News on Thursday learnt police raided several properties of controversial Johannesburg businessman Zunaid Moti.

It seems Moti is likely to face arrest on charges which are yet to be revealed.

His lawyers said they have been in touch with the police and are co-operating fully.

In May, Eyewitness News reported the arrests of four men, including two twin brothers, in connection with a suspected robbery and extortion syndicate in the North West province.

It appears the investigation is linked to the raid on several of Moti's properties, which took place on Saturday evening.

The police's Thulani Ngubane said they could not discuss the case at this point.

"We are dealing with a very sensitive investigation. Confirming many of the issues may jeapordise our case."

Moti's lawyer Ian Small-Smith said, "We are resolving the matter with the authorities in a very responsible way."

It is understood an arrangement may have been reached for Moti and others to hand themselves over next week.

Moti is the owner of Future Exotics Lifestyle Emporium, a custom built lifestyle venue for exotic vehicles, and aviation.

He also holds the post as chairman of property group, Abalengani.