Members of the Police's Anti-Gang Unit have been tasked to investigate the murder of Advocate Vernon Jantjies who was shot and killed in a hail of bullets outside of his shop in Lentegeur on Sunday night.
Crime experts, AGU and high-ranking police officers were called to the scene at the BP garage, Clocktower Lentegeur, Mitchell's Plain.
Jantjies was found in a pool of blood and had reportedly just locked the door of his linen shop when he was shot multiple times.
It's believed 15 cartridges were found at the scene.
The Advocate was scheduled to be back at the Western Cape High Court on Monday for the continuation of the trial against Fadwaan "Vet" Murphy.
Jantjies was part of a panel of defence lawyers who represented Murphy.
Murphy, an alleged drug kingpin, is also apparently the leader of the Dixie Boys gang.
The police's Brigadier Novela Potelwa confirms Jantjies was shot several times outside his shop.
"Detectives are following up several leads following an incident where a 54-year-old male was shot dead in Lentegeur (Sunday) night.
"It is alleged that at 9.40pm on Sunday, the deceased had just stepped out of a shop at a garage in Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain when several shots were fired at him.
"He died on the scene.
"The deceased had previously worked for the Department of Justice in the Khayelitsha area.
"Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is kindly requested to contact Crime Stop 08600 10111."
Vet, his ex-wife, Shafieka Murhy, his sister Glenda Bird, as well as Dominic Davidson, Leon Paulsen and Desmond Jacobs are facing 229 charges relating to money laundering, dealing in drugs and racketeering.