Residents say members of the Hard Livings gang went bos when they learned of the murder of William Lambert, who was found dead on Monday.
An electrical cord had been tied around his neck and his pockets emptied.
While police have opened an inquest case and are awaiting the outcome of the post-mortem, residents say gangsters took it upon themselves to solve the case.
It is believed that the suspect’s girlfriend went to William’s house on Monday morning and asked him to fix a TV, but the elderly man declined and warned her that he was looking for her berk.
Residents say as word spread about the friendly oupa’s death, gangsters went on the hunt for the boyfriend.
“The HLs were bef*k because we all grew up in front of that oupa and that guy [the suspect] was mos an HL and they said they’re going to kill him because they won’t allow this in their kamp,” says a resident.
“They found him hiding at a flat in Ruth Court and started moering him. They threw him down the stairs and were trapping him.”
Residents say the angry skollies dragged the suspect to Pam Walk where they continued to moer him.
“There was blood everywhere and then his girlfriend came to keer af so the women moered her also.”
When the Daily Voice visited the area yesterday, residents said they were glad he was moered.
“Waar was julle? Hulle het hom lekker in sy * *** geskop,” said an elderly man who lives near William.
William’s adopted daughter Candice Baartman, 25, says they went outside when they heard the commotion and saw people donnering the suspect.
“We were shocked and just told them they must rather take him to the police station. They told us he was now charged with murder.”
Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk confirms a 22-year-old man was arrested for William’s death and says he will appear in court once charged.