Cape Town – Police reportedly remained on alert in Manenberg on Monday after the son of a former gang boss was shot dead in Cape Town over the weekend.
Reports indicated that Abdullah Boonzaaier, 34, the son of former Hard Livings gang boss Rashied Staggie, was killed on Saturday while gambling in the street.
According to Daily Maverick, Western Cape police spokesperson Colonel André Traut confirmed the killing, and without naming who was murdered, he said: “[Saturday] night at around 21:45 a 34-year-old man was shot and killed in Beatrix Court Manenberg by an unknown suspect in what we believe was a gang related incident.
“The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated by police and the suspect is yet to be apprehended.”
A News24 report said that Boonzaaier and a group of men were gambling in the roadway when multiple gunshots were fired at him.
“[He] lay lifeless, face down with multiple gunshot wounds to his face. He collapsed and succumbed to his fatal injuries on the scene. The suspects fled the scene and are yet to be arrested,” the report quoted Manenberg police spokesperson Captain Ian Bennett as saying.
Anti-crime activist Roegshanda Pascoe said the situation in the area was stable, IOL reported.
“After the shooting happened, only a few rounds were shot in Manenberg. When you look at the incident, this was a constructed hit.
“I can understand people’s fear and even people that might have seen the incident, will be afraid to say anything because they fear for their lives and that is a reality,” Pascoe said, as per the report.
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu