Another alleged member of the 27s gang is set to join alleged gang boss Jerome “Donkie” Booysen and controversial businessman Mark Lifman in the dock in the ongoing murder trial of ‘Steroid King’ Brian Wainstein after he was busted by the Hawks over the weekend.
The arrest of the 42-year-old suspect comes just a month before the group, which includes a cop, are set to receive their indictment for the alleged gang hit on Wainstein in his Constantia home in 2018.
Wainstein, who was rumoured to be embroiled in a turf war over Cape Town’s nightclub protection and extortion racket, was shot and killed at his home while his girlfriend and child were unharmed.
Hawks spokesperson Colonel Katlego Mogale says the suspect was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime team along with the Organised Crime Unit on Thursday and will make his first appearance at the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court today.
In January, Booysen and Lifman along with 27s gang boss William “Red” Stevens were arrested and released on R100 000 bail each.
A month later Stevens was gunned down outside his Kraaifontein home and shortly afterwards, the Hawks arrested five more suspects including former Anti-Gang Unit officer, Sergeant Wayne Henderson, who was charged for corruption for allegedly tampering with evidence.
Shortly after Henderson and four others appeared in court in February, the Hawks busted another eight men who they say was part of the conspiracy to kill Wainstein and several other alleged underworld figures including Nafiz Modack, Colin Booysen and former Springbok James Dalton.