“If I see you‚ I will destroy you. Do you understand me?”
Those were the harsh words uttered by “Steroid King” Brian Wainstein, a day prior to being shot dead in bed at his Constantia home‚ where he was sleeping between his fiancée and child.
The recording of the telephone conversation was played in court during the bail application of five men implicated in an alleged extortion syndicate, reports Times LIVE:
The recording was produced by a team of lawyers defending alleged extortion boss Nafiz Modack who had started taking over security of clubs in Cape Town formerly controlled by businessman Mark Lifman and his associates – alleged Sexy Boys gang boss Jerome “Donkie” Booysen‚ and bouncer André Naudé.
The lawyers argued that Irish-born Brian Wainstein had “irked Lifman by working with Modack”.
Wainstein had found refuge in Cape Town while fighting extradition for allegedly flooding the US with steroids, hence his nickname.
What is up with criminals hanging out in this city? I mean, I know it’s pretty, but come on.
It is believed the phone call, which you can listen to below, may shed light on events leading up to the murder:
The recording is allegedly of a conversation between Wainstein’s driver and a man purported to be Lifman. It appeared that Wainstein had discovered that there was a price on his head and wanted to know who ordered it.
The discussion becomes heated‚ replete with insults and threats‚ when Wainstein‚ who appeared to have been listening to the call on a loudspeaker in the background‚ interjected and hurled insults at the caller.
Ugly language ahead:
And so the case continues.
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