Two ‘Kakmakers’ gang members sentenced to life, PE

South African Police Service

Two ‘Kakmakers’ gang members sentenced to life, PE
Two 'Kakmakers' gang members sentenced to life, PE

The success of our investigations and prosecutions depend largely on thorough and meticulous taking of statements, gathering evidence and presenting the facts of the case in court. It also sends out a strong message that criminals will face the maximum punishment which can be meted out to them.

Two gang members, Randy Malgas (32) and Sergio Slabbert (31), both affiliated to the Kakmakers gang, were sentenced in the Port Elizabeth High court for murder, attempted murder, robbery aggravated, possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition.

On 12 December 2016, at about 17:00, Shaegen Goeda (28) was fatally wounded at a house in Ledger Street, Ext 36 in Kleinskool. Another male (27) was also wounded in his right arm. Goeda was visiting at the house when Malgas and Slabbert and one other person arrived at the house in a blue Toyota Corolla. All 3 males got out with firearms and started shooting. Goeda sustained multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene.

The Toyota Corolla was hijacked in Barberry Drive Ext 31, prior to the shooting. The vehicle was recovered in Main Road in Kleinskool on the same day.

Malgas was arrested in January 2017 in Ferreira’s Grounds in Kleinskool by members of SAPS Bethelsdorp Task Team and a shotgun was also recovered from the shack. Slabbert was also arrested in January 2017 for another case of attempted murder and was positively linked to Goede’s murder.

They remained in custody until the finalisation of the case.

On Monday, 01 July 2019 they were both sentenced as follows:

Murder: Life imprisonment
Attempted murder: 10 years
Robbery aggravating: 15 years
Possession of firearm: 15 years
Possession of ammunition: 02 years

All other sentences will run concurrent to the life sentence.

Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Andries Swart commended the investigating team and the prosecuting authority for a successful prosecution. “The sentences imposed upon criminals must be influenced by quality detective work and sound cooperation between investigators and prosecutors. The sentencing was as a result of an integrated approach by the different units within the criminal justice system. The convictions result in justice for the victims concerned and the community feel safer when the perpetrators are incarcerated,” added Maj Gen Swart.

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