Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Western Cape High Court sentenced murder accused, Anthonio Booysen, to 30 years imprisonment

The Western Cape High Court sentenced murder accused, Anthonio Booysen, to 30 years imprisonment on Monday. The sentences included two murders, three attempted murders and being in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Booysen was involved in a gang-related shooting in January 2020, when three gang members fired multiple shots at a rival gang member in Flamingo Park, Atlantis, killing two innocent people.

‘’Due to the events of the shooting a five year old girl and an adult female were shot and killed by stray bullets. Three other victims were also shot at. Three suspects were arrested and bail was successfully denied. Antonio was sentenced to a total of 68 years in total of which 30 years are to be served in prison,’’ said Captain FC van Wyk.

Western Cape’s Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Tembisile Patekele has welcomed the sentence.

"We are so appreciative to all the efforts and a job well done by those that participated in this case. We hope that the family will find closure and that the sentence will serve as a deterrent to others who might consider emulating the actions of the accused.’’

 


Done By: Mitchum George

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