Mujahid Alexander and Brandon September, who are both members of the Americans gang, were sentenced last week after they entered into a plea deal with the State after confessing to murdering members of the Terrible Josters and Junior Mafias gangs.
National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson, Eric Ntabazalila, says the two murders were successfully prosecuted by Advocate Ronell Stone which resulted in a total of 71 years for both men.
The cases were investigated by Sergeant Craig Keating and Sergeant Jeffrey Witbooi of Manenberg SAPS.
In the first case Alexander, 18, was arrested for the murder of Kwanele Singqu of the Terrible Josters gang.
Ntabazalila says he told the court in June 2019 that a member of the Terribles shot and wounded a member of his gang and they went on a search for revenge when they bumped into Singqu a month later and he shot Singqu.
He was sentenced to 22 years imprisonment for murder, five years for being a member of a gang, five years for illegal possession of a firearm and two years for illegal possession of ammunition which will run concurrently.
September, 24, told the court that during a fight between the Americans and Junior Mafias gangs over drug turf, Faried Alexander shot at him but got away.
On 1 August, the Americans were alerted to Faried’s whereabouts and shot him.
September was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for murder, five years for being a member of a gang, five years for illegal possession of a firearm and two years for illegal possession of ammunition.