Underworld kingpin Colin Booysen has survived an attempt on his life unscathed, but one of his shooters was not so lucky and was killed in the shootout in Belhar on Friday.
Booysen, the brother of alleged Sexy Boys gang leader, Jerome “Donkie” Booysen, had a fallout with known gangster Adrian Pieterse just after 12.30pm, which apparently led to the shooting.
According to a well-placed source, Pieterse had left after the altercation with Booysen, but later returned in a black Hyundai Getz with four others.
As Booysen was driving in his BMW SUV, he was pulled over by his attackers.
“One of the passengers got out of the vehicle and gunpointed Colin. His [Colin’s] bodyguards got out of the silver BMW X5 and shot at the Getz,” says the source.
Pieterse, who was in the Hyundai, was shot while the other four fled on foot, adds the source.
Pieterse sustained gunshot wounds to his back and arm. He bled out and died due to injuries.
Lieutenant-Colonel André Traut, confirmed the shooting and says one person was bust for murder.
“This office can confirm a 22-year-old man was shot and killed on Friday around 12.30pm in Jakaranda Street, Belhar,” he says.
FALLOUT: Adrian Pieterse shot dead
“The suspect, a 24-year-old man, was arrested for murder and he is due to make a court appearance today. The circumstances are being investigated.”
Booysen, Nafiz Modack as well as Ashley Fields and Jacques Cronje, face charges of money laundering and extortion in the Cape Town Regional Court, linked to a violent takeover of the local nightclub security industry.
The fifth accused, Carl Lakay, was gunned down in the driveway of his Goodwood home in August.
They were nabbed in December 2017 for allegedly trying to extort R369 000 from The Grand Africa Cafe and Beach near the V&A Waterfront.
That amount has now been reduced to R90 000.
Their trial starts in November.