Eastern Cape gangster found guilty of ‘revenge’ murder
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.
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