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- 4 males accused of three gang murders in Hanover Park, Cape City, are set to go on trial later this 12 months.
- They allegedly belong to the Ghetto Children gang, which is embroiled in a territorial dispute over drug gross sales.
- The State is pursuing costs within the homicide of three individuals in separate incidents.
As residents of Westbury reel from the latest spate of lethal gang shootings in Johannesburg, a bunch of moms in Cape City may lastly see justice as 4 males accused of three gang murders in Hanover Park, Cape City, are set to go on trial later this 12 months.
Mohammed Yaseen Claasen, Chadwin Charles, Bashier Gamba and Kyle du Toit face costs of murdering Ashtivon Gaffley, Charlton Vitron and Duwayne Tyman.
This after gang rivalry between the Individuals and Ghetto Children spilled over into the streets.
The 4 appeared within the Western Cape Excessive Court docket on Friday to iron out the final preparations for his or her trial, set down from 9 October to 9 November.
The Ghetto Children are understood to function in Hanover Park, the place territorial disputes over the sale of unlawful medication turns to violence rapidly.
News24 has coated many of those shootings, and within the case of Gaffley, it was reported he was on his method to a tuckshop on 11 June 2019 when he was shot within the chest.
The particular person he was strolling with managed to run away.
Gaffley died on the pavement in Athburg Stroll.
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On 6 November 2019, Vitron was shot within the chest.
In that incident, he was shot by gunmen standing in the midst of Surran Highway, additionally in Hanover Park.
On 28 Might 2020, Claasen and Du Toit have been sitting in a gray Mercedes-Benz after they instructed the driving force to take them to “Individuals territory”.
The driving force was instructed to cruise previous a bunch of individuals standing in entrance of a property in Surburg Stroll, Hanover Park.
Because the car drove previous, the boys allegedly began taking pictures out of the automobile. Duwayne Tyman was shot and later declared useless on the Heideveld Day Hospital.
A 16-year-old and a 15-year-old have been wounded.
The 4 can be in courtroom for an additional pre-trial listening to on 17 March.
In the meantime, the police investigation into the homicide of an alleged Quick Weapons chief in Johannesburg continues.