The Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape, Lieutenant General Tembisile Patekele has welcomed the sentence handed down to Anthonio Booysen. The accused was sentenced to an effective 30 years imprisonment for two murders, three attempted murders and the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition case by the Western Cape High court on 11 April 2022.
This incident occurred on 1 January 2020 at about 21:35, when three gang members fired multiple shots at a rival gang member in Flamingo Park, Atlantis.
Due to the events of the shooting, a five-year-old girl and an adult female were shot and killed by stray bullets. Three other victims were also shot at.
Three suspects were arrested and bail was successfully denied. Antonio was sentenced to a total of 68 years in total of which 30 years are to be served in prison.
The Provincial Commissioner has applauded the investigation team, the prosecution team as well as the judiciary which resulted in the commendable sentence. “We are so appreciative of all the efforts and a job well done by those that participated in this case. We hope that the family will find closure and that the sentence will serve as a deterrent to others who might consider emulating the actions of the accused” said the General.