CT underworld accused to apply for bail

The group is believed to be linked to a deadly turf war over Cape Town's nightclub security industry.

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CAPE TOWN - Seven men who are suspected of having links with the underworld in Cape Town will apply for bail next week.

The accused briefly appeared in the Cape Town magistrate's court on Monday.

They were arrested last week on charges of intimidation and extortion.

The group is believed to be linked to a deadly turf war over Cape Town's nightclub security industry.

Five of the accused face charges of extortion while two others have appeared in court on illegal firearm charges.

The men are believed to have ties to Cape Town's criminal underworld and nightclub security industry.

One of the accused is the younger brother of alleged gang kingpin Jerome Booysen who recently survived a hit at Cape Town International Airport.

Another accused is controversial businessman Nafiz Modack.

The matter has been postponed to next Wednesday for bail applications.

The State will oppose their bail bids.