Cops have found a rocket launcher on the Cape Flats, and are now investigating how two suspects came in possession of it.
Police sources claim the dangerous weapon, used to destroy army tanks, was allegedly found in a car belonging to the wife of notorious Cape Flats gang boss George “Geweld” Thomas.
However, Thomas’ wife, Shamiela Thomas has denied the allegation.
Two men were arrested in Kuils River on Tuesday night when the silver Toyota Corolla they were driving was searched by police.
A high explosive RPG7 rocket launcher was found in the car.
Last year Geweld, the leader of the 28s gang, was sentenced to life plus 175 years in prison for crimes he committed between 2006 and 2010.
He was accused of carrying out killings and ordering a number of assassinations from behind bars.
His lawyer, Janos Mihalik, said yesterday they are in the process of launching an appeal.
A police source tells the Daily Voice the vehicle was stopped behind Zevenwacht Mall after Kuils River cops received information about the suspicious vehicle.
“They searched the vehicle and found a high explosive anti-tank RPG7 launcher,” he says.
“Two suspects were arrested. The vehicle belongs to Mrs Thomas who is also the wife of [George] Thomas Geweld, a known gangster.”
Speaking to the Daily Voice on Thursday, Shamiela says she was “surprised” by the news.
“I don’t know anything about this,” she says.
“I don’t drive a bubble Toyota registered to my name.
“We only have two cars, a blue Honda which I drive, and a Polo, which is standing in the garage.
“Only the blue Honda is in my husband’s name. I have no cars on my name.”
“This is very strange, if police had this information they would have come to be by now so I can identify the car,” she adds.
Spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana says the two suspects are expected to appear in court yesterday.
“Following an intelligence driven operation, two male suspects aged 25 and 28-years-old, were arrested for possession of heavy armament of military origin,” she says.
“The suspects will appear in the Blue Downs Magistrates’ court [today] facing charges of possession of prohibited armaments,” she adds.