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Eastern Cape gangster found guilty of ‘revenge’ murder

Remario De Lange, 26, has been found guilty of murder and will be sentenced in July.
Remario De Lange, 26, has been found guilty of murder and will be sentenced in July.
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The high court in Gqeberha on Monday found Remario De Lange, 26, guilty of a 2019  murder in the city’s northern areas.

National Prosecuting Authority  regional spokesperson Anelisa Ngcakani said Lorenzo Nicholas, 27, died in a hail of bullets in November 2019.

She said Nicholas had been walking in Kobus Road, Helenvale, when De Lange, a member of a gang called the Nice Time Bozzas (NTB) at the time, approached him.

Ngcakani said De Lange began firing at Nicholas with a 9mm semi-automatic pistol.

In the process, he wounded a six-year-old child.

Nicholas died at the scene.

“The murder was a revenge attack as Nicholas was a cousin of a member of a rival gang, the Dondollos.

“The NTB and Dondollos operated in the Helenvale area,” Ngcakani said.

De Lange was arrested four months after the shooting when he stole a Mazda bakkie.

De Lange was also found guilty of wilfully aiding and abetting criminal gang activity, performing criminal gang activity, attempted murder, and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

He was also convicted on a charge of theft.

The case was postponed to July 26 for sentencing.

HeraldLIVE


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