Seven members of the Beach Cats gang appeared in Blue Downs District Court Wednesday after allegedly beating a Cape Town police officer to death two weeks ago.
Mowbray Police Officer Sgt Thomas Ngobeni It was murdered in the spare time after allegedly getting into an argument with Logan Lelieveld in Eerste River on Saturday March 27th.
Lelieveld was one of seven detained.
National Law Enforcement Agency NPA spokesman Eric Ntabazalila said the state alleged that after the fighting broke out, Lelieveld called his co-defendant and members of his alleged gang, named Uluvo Qhwesha, Kwezi Witbooi, Eletemba Qlesha, Clarence Esau and Ray -Leigh in January and Ashwin Hunter.
The state claimed Ngobeni was then attacked by all seven men who attacked him with beer bottles and bricks.
“The policeman tried to escape, a They stumbled upon him. He was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, “said Ntabazalila.
The Western Cape Police Spokesman Capt FC van Wyk said the police had started their hunt after the 44-year-old sergeant was murdered for the then-unknown perpetrators.
The investigation paid off on Sunday when organized crime detectives and tactical response team officers rushed the newly established Our Pride social housing project in Eerste River, where they rushed the seven defendants arrest. who are between 19 and 25 years old.
The matter has been postponed to April 14th. The seven will remain in custody until then.
Ngobeni was the second Mowbray police officer to be killed in Cape Town’s eastern suburbs in March, following the murder of Const Khangelani Mangqabini on March 19.
On March 23, 23-year-old Craig Amon appeared in Bellville District Court for Mangqabini’s murder after throwing himself up to the Hawks.
He is believed to have shot Mangqabini multiple times during an argument in Ravel Street, Delft . Manqwabini died shortly after he was taken to hospital by paramedics.
Amon is charged with murder and illegal possession of a firearm.