The identity man shot near N1 City Mall on Sunday in what is now widely believed to be a hit has been revealed.
According to reports, Tim Lotter, 47, was one a prominent players in Cape Town’s underworld dealing in ‘security and protection’.
Here’s what we know so far about Lotter and the alleged hit on his life.
Extreme Measures Security
According to Cape Argus, Tim Lotter was the owner of Extreme Measure Security, a security company offering security services mostly to clubs and restaurants. Extreme Measure Security’s name popped during the extortion trial of Nafiz Modack as one of the companies offering security to Harbour House group of restaurants and Grand Cafe Africa.
It was alleged that Lotter’s security company had ties with the underworld and the Sexy Boys gang was behind this attack.
Sexy Boys business and murder link
It’s alleged that Lotter, through his company was, had tied up his interests with the nightclubs controlled by the Sexy Boys.
Extreme Measures security is said to have taken over Security at the Grand Cafe Africa only after the restaurant manager had held a private meeting with leaders of the Sexy Boys.
According to a Cape Argus source, “It is alleged he jumped ship and joined forces with rivals in the underworld and when the Sexy Boys got wind of it, decided to take him out. His move to rival underworld figures would have resulted in huge financial losses to the Sexy Boys.”
The Markings of a hit
Lotter’s murder had all the marking is of a hit you’d expect from the underworld. Witnesses said they heard what sounded like a machine gun being fired. He was shot multiple times and the bakkie he was driving was riddled with bullets.
A gunman wearing a balaclava is said to have come out of a BMW and sprayed Lotter’s bakkie with bullets before fleeing the scene.
Police are currently investigating the murder and has appealed to anyone with any information can contact Lt-Col Charl Kinnear on 071 673 1575.