Suspected gang leader Jerome Booysen survives another hit

Well-placed sources revealed to News24 that Booysen (in white shirt) had been paying his respects at a funeral when a blue Mazda pulled up alongside mourners. (Adrian de Kock, Gallo Images)

  • Suspected gang kingpin Jerome “Donkie” Booysen has survived an assassination try at a funeral.
  • The dramatic capturing performed out whereas Booysen was at Durbanville Memorial Park.
  • The hit try preceded a automotive accident and hijacking because the gunmen fled.  

Alleged gang kingpin Jerome “Donkie” Booysen survived a dramatic try on his life at a Durbanville funeral on Monday, the place a hail of bullets was fired.

Booysen, lengthy rumoured to be on the apex of the Sexy Boys gang, was unhurt within the capturing at Durbanville Memorial Park in Cape Town.

He has survived a number of assassination makes an attempt up to now.

According to well-placed sources who know concerning the incident, who spoke to News24 on situation of anonymity, Booysen had been paying his respects on the funeral when a blue Mazda pulled up alongside mourners.

Men contained in the automotive then opened hearth and Booysen was believed to be the meant goal, sources mentioned.

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Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel André Traut, confirmed {that a} capturing had taken place, however wouldn’t touch upon the involvement of Booysen.

“The circumstances surrounding an apparent shooting incident yesterday (Monday) morning at the Durbanville Memorial Park are being investigated. No one was injured during this incident and the identities of those involved is still under investigation,” he mentioned.

After the capturing on the cemetery, the gunmen fled, setting in movement a dramatic sequence of occasions which included a automotive pile-up and hijacking.

“Shortly after this incident, a blue Mazda with two men inside collided with three motor vehicles on the corners of Durbanville and Eversdal Roads,” he mentioned.

“The two men, who were armed, then hijacked a BMW and ordered the victim to drive towards Bellville where they got out of the vehicle and fled further on foot. It is not certain if these two suspects were involved in the shooting incident earlier,” Traut added.

He mentioned that the hijacked driver left unhurt and declined to open a case.

“The finer aspects of our investigation cannot be disclosed at this premature stage.”

Last week, Booysen had appeared in courtroom alongside suspected underworld determine Mark Lifman and 27s gang leader William “Red” Stevens on expenses of homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide and money laundering.

The arrests and courtroom look are the fruits of a three-year investigation into the homicide of so-called steroid king, Brian Wainstein, who had been gunned down in August 2017 at his Constantia dwelling.

The loss of life of Wainstein, extensively thought to be a steroid kingpin, noticed three males who had a hand within the slaying earlier than courtroom.

Fabian Cupido entered right into a plea settlement with the State for his function within the homicide and is serving a 25-year-prison time period which started in June. Chestlyn Adams and Mathew Breet, who had acted in live performance with Cupido, are additionally serving time in jail.

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But now, whereas out on bail, Booysen discovered himself within the crosshairs. Attempts to contact him forward of publication had been unsuccessful.

In 2018, Booysen was wounded after two gunmen staged an assault inside a Spur restaurant at a Kuilsriver mall, which turned the sixth try on his life within the area of a 12 months.

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