15 May 2015
Western Cape MEC of Community
Safety Dan Plato has welcomed the conviction of eighteen gangsters in the Western
Cape High Court on Thursday.
Alleged 28s gang boss George Thomas
guilty of seven murders. Between him and his co-accused they were charged with
more than 140 crimes ranging from murder to racketeering.
MEC Plato said the
reintroduction of the Specialised Gang and Drug unit is needed urgently.
Ministerial Spokesperson Ewald
Botha said the conviction of Thomas and his co-accused should be used as a
model case of how to ensure that more convictions follow and that the gangsters
responsible for crimes must be removed from our streets.
Botha said the success in the
conviction is clearly a result of a collaborative and specialised approach
which is institutionalised in the form of Specialised Gang and Drug unit can
result in more gang convictions.
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