CT gangster: We have 10 000 members

By Doug Mattushek - 15 August 2019Views : 5672

A former gang member in witness protection has revealed the vast extent of gangsterism in the Western Cape.

The Cape Argus reports that the Terrible Josters gang member gave a harrowing testimony at the Western Cape High Court, unveiling at army of gangsters that live across the province.

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The unnamed gangster was testifying in the trial of alleged gang leader Horatio Solomons and 11 other members that are facing 77 charges, including 11 murders as well as drug dealing and illegal possession of firearms.

"Horatio is the leader of the Terrible Josters in Delft, Wesbank, Elsies River and Kleinmond," said the anonymous gangster.

"I've met all the other leaders of this gang in Hawston at Club Octopus, where we attended birthday celebrations of Ernie Lastig on August 4. The last one I attended was in 2013 and I was also Mr Solomon's bodyguard.

"At that gatherings Ernest Solomons talked to the different leaders and they gave him feedback. Of the leaders who attended the gatherings were Theo Doppie from the Mongrels, Basil Seven leader of the Terrible Josters in Bishop Lavis, Terrible Josters leaders from Kreefgat and Bonteheuwel and the leader of the Mongrels in Ottery. We have 10 000 gang members spread all over the Western Cape."