The alleged leader of the Hard Livings gang, Rashied Staggie, has died after being shot multiple times outside his Salt River home on Friday morning.
According to a witness, several shots were fired at his silver Toyota Corolla parked outside his home in London Road shortly after 10am.
“They just parked the car and he was in the passenger’s seat and the people who shot him parked their car up in the road. The gunman ran down the street and I think they were following them. They went out and shot him and about eight to 10 gunshots. A male coloured guy ran up [the road] and they sped off, ” said the eyewitness who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Pictures taken at the scene show 12 bullet holes in the windscreen and blood on the car seats.
When the Daily Voice arrived on the scene, Staggie had already been removed from the car and rushed to Groote Schuur Hospital by relatives.
The witness says his family prevented anyone from taking pictures of his body and even forced bystanders to remove pictures from their cellphones.
The road was closed off by the police's Anti-Gang Unit and residents in the street were told to go back in their homes.
Shortly before 11am, a relative arrived crying that Staggie had died at hospital.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa confirmed that a 58-year-old man was "shot and seriously wounded".
"The 58-year-old died on arrival at a nearby hospital," Potelwa says.
"Information at the disposal of the police indicates that the deceased was sitting in his vehicle when two unknown suspects emerged, fired several shots at him and fled on foot. Crime scene experts are currently on the scene combing for clues that could assist the murder investigation.
"Woodstock police have reinforced deployment in and around the Salt River area."
Ironically Staggie's twin brother, Rashaad, was killed on the same spot during a Pagad lynching in which he was shot and torched in August 1996.
This is the second dik ding of the Hard Livings to be killed in just one day.
On Thursday afternoon, Taariq Solomons, known as Ballie Tips, was shot and killed in Mitchells Plain.
According to a source, the man who was the Mitchells Plain leader of the gang, died on the scene after being shot four times in a driveby shooting.
“There were four suspects in a white Hyundai i20 which was reported hijacked in Lentegeur. There were four cartridges on the scene and he had two kop skote. Law Enforcement got them on the corner of AZ Berman Drive and Spine Road but they jumped out of the car and fled. Ballie Tips was the HL leader for the Mitchells Plain cell.”