The lawyer of some of the Cape’s most prominent gangsters has been shot and killed.
Police are investigating a case of murder after Noorudien Hassan was shot dead in front of his home in Crawford on Monday night.
Hassan, 45, died in hospital after he was shot in his head while sitting in his car in Burnwood Road.
It’s believed the attackers fired through the vehicle’s windows.
Police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed the incident: “Circumstances surrounding a murder are being investigated after a 45-year-old man was shot and killed last night at around 22:05 in Burwood Road, Lansdowne, by an unknown suspect who is yet to be arrested. The motive for the murder is yet to be established,” she says.
Hassan represented several gang high flyers including, convicted murdered and 28’s gang boss Saliem John, Hanover Park gang kingpin Cecil “Ses” Brown and Leon Small, who police say is a leading figure in the Sexy Boys gang.
His list of client list also include alleged gang boss Ralph Stanfield and businessman Irshaad Laher.
Laher is linked to the sale of thousands of firearms stolen by corrupt police Colonel Christiaan Prinsloo.
In 2014, the family home in Lansdowne was pipe bombed while his family was sleeping.
No arrests have been made.