Feared alleged underworld bosses accused of killing “steroid King” Brian Weinstein now face a raft of charges ranging from gang-related offences and intimidation to attempted murder.
Mark Lifman, alleged Sexy Boys gang leader Jerome “Donkie” Booysen, Andre Naude and several others appeared in the Cape Town magistrate’s court on Wednesday where they were handed indictments.
Lifman, Booysen and alleged “27” gang leader William “Red” Stevens, were arrested in December in connection with Weinstein’s murder and were released on R 100 000 bail each. Stevens was murdered outside his Kraaifontein home in February.
Naude, Sam Farquharson, Jakobus Stevens, Egan Norman, Wyne Henderson, Anthony van der Watt, Ricardo Maarman, Typheyenne Jantjies, Bevan Ezaus, Bradley de Bula, Kashief Hanslo, Rowendal Stevens and Ismail Cupido have since joined Lifman and Booysen in the dock.
Weinstein was shot dead in his upmarket Constantia home in August 2017. According to the state, Wainstein’s assassination was financed by Lifman. Then they benefitted from the illegal steroid business which continued after Weinstein’s death.
On Wednesday, the accused were handed a lengthy indictment detailing the state’s case against them. The state accuses all of them of participating in a criminal gang between April 2017 and November 2017.
Lifman and Booysen were charged with Weinstein’s murder. Booysen is also accused of money laundering. Lifman and Naude are accused of incitement to commit murder. In the indictment, the state says the “27” gang deals in drugs and “violent criminal activity”.
*Article adapted from original published on DispatchLIVE written by Philani Nombembe