On Saturday Cape Town’s anti-gangsterism movement called, wait for it, #GangsterismMustFall, announced that they were calling off their picketing and boycotting of Spur and Nando’s.
This after it was confirmed that Rondebosch businessman Irshaad Laher had sold his shares in the two to other shareholders.
Although Laher is yet to be convicted of the charges he faces, the organisation said the selling of his shares was a good enough effort.
Laher partially owned Nando’s Gardens and Athlone and the Ottery Spur – but who is this man? News24 explains:
Laher was arrested and appeared in the Bellville Magistrates Court on Monday on charges related to gun smuggling and racketeering.
He was released on R100 000 bail.
He is a part owner of Kusasa Commodities 332 CC, Rosta Traders CC, Aspidus 238, and Aspar Properties CC.
Kusasa owns the Spur in Ottery, Rosta the Observatory Spur, and Aspidus Nando’s in Athlone. Laher is also understood to have had shares in Nando’s in Gardens.
Laher is accused of buying guns from ex-policeman Chris Prinsloo of Vereeniging, who was recently sentenced to an effective 18 years behind bars after entering a plea and sentence agreement with the State.
He pleaded guilty to 11 charges, including theft, racketeering, and money laundering.
The former colonel was in charge of the police armoury and stole 2400 guns over almost a decade.
In his plea agreement, Prinsloo said he provided guns to a man in Cape Town, which eventually ended up in the hands of gangsters.
Prinsloo apparently met Laher in Gauteng when he was a policeman and Laher a reservist. He told police after his arrest that he sold about 2 000 guns to Laher, the State alleges.
The case was postponed to July 22.
And there you probably thought Nando’s was only about good chicken and brilliant humour.
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