Gang investigation unit secures guilty verdicts, PE

South African Police Service

Gang investigation unit secures guilty verdicts, PE
Gang investigation unit secures guilty verdicts, PE

Relentless efforts made by our members and investigators in arresting gang affiliates in the Northern areas and ensuring they remain in custody is definitely proving to be successful.

The Provincial Gang Investigation Unit has once again guaranteed guilty verdicts for two gang affiliates in the Port Elizabeth Regional court on 28 February 2018.

Jezwin Peacock(26) and Nealon Redhouse (18), affiliated to the Spotbouer gang, at the time, were found guilty on two counts of murder, illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

The Cluster Commander, Mount Road Cluster, Maj Gen Thembisile Patekile has welcomed the guilty verdict and commended the unit for their dedication and thorough investigation of the cases.

“These successes are as a result of the integrated partnership between the prosecuting authority, investigators and expert forensic analysis. In order to have a successful prosecution a docket must be thoroughly investigated and presented for the case to be heard at court. Even though at times we may not have enough witness statements or even a firearm as an exhibit, through consultation and expert advice from the prosecutors, we emerge the victor in that gangsters are still found guilty and sent to jail,” added Maj Gen Patekile.

The Mount Road policing cluster remains committed in ensuring that the people in the Northern areas of Port Elizabeth are and feel safe and that criminals responsible for gang related crimes will be arrested and prosecuted.

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