Man shot in another East Rand drive-by

2012-03-12 22:43

Johannesburg - A man was shot dead in Reiger Park, Boksburg, on Sunday night, bringing to three the number of men fatally wounded in drive-by-shootings on the East Rand in the past week, police said.

Anton Williams was in his car when the occupants of a silver BMW following him opened fire on him, hitting him several times and killing him, around 23:00 on the Elsburg road to Germiston, said Lieutenant Colonel Katleho Mogale.

His car veered off the road.

"When paramedics arrived at the scene they certified him dead," said Mogale. "The investigation into the murder is continuing," he said.

Williams, 32, was last seen alive visiting the home of Gavin Adams, a prominent member of the Dogan gang who was killed in Edenvale on Wednesday.

Three balaclava-clad men in a silver Renault with tinted windows shot Adams, 39, and his wife Leila, who was hospitalised in a serious condition.

The next day, Johnny Jacobs, 47, and his girlfriend were sitting in a car in Popcorn Valley, Reiger Park, at 17:00 when they were approached by four people in a white BMW.

A man in the car got out and fired several shots, killing Jacobs and wounding his girlfriend. Two men, aged 51 and 27, were arrested last week for Jacobs's murder. They appeared in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The younger man Xavier Malgas was found with the car used in the shooting, but prosecutors could not link him to the crime and he was freed, the SABC reported.

"I can only say that police acted under severe pressure to execute these arrests, because the court didn't find any evidence and it's so strange to me," his defence lawyer Manny Marx reportedly said.

Malgas's co-accused William Orr also denied any involvement. He would appear in court again on Tuesday.

  • bernpm - 2012-03-12 23:17

    cowboy country!!

      miyo27 - 2012-03-13 01:27

      the western that's due to be filmed in eastern cape should move to the east rand..they would save on hiring actors

      John - 2012-03-13 06:56

      Too many drug dealers. Global crizis.I like their retrenchment strategy.

      Robert - 2012-03-13 07:23

      Can't we/you/gov see corruption here. Two well over charged leases with the some guy (oppointed by Chele) that met with Roux Shibamgo at a wedding of another controversial guy's lavish wedding namely Robert Gumede where Julius was a guest speaker. This is absurd. Where is Mail and Gardian on this TElkom issue with Robert's wife transferring R 100 000 to a Telkom executive. It's all a rotten potjie which we don't want to eat but yet the ANC is eating it.

      lucas.coetzer - 2012-03-13 08:10

      Robert i think you are on the wrong artical here, or you are just a idiot trying to say something that doesnt make any sense regarding whats being said.

  • seanpresherhughes_1 - 2012-03-13 00:04

    Surely the man found in the car that was involved could have been in vestigated and possibly held as an accomplace - Wtf was he doing with the car if he wasn't involved?? Justice has failed here!

      Barefoot - 2012-03-13 00:45

      It's very hard to prove circumstantial evidence in court, it ends up being a waste of time for the prosecutors. i watch 'murder shift' on discovery it's about U.S murder detectives there are many people they let go because they only had circumstantial evidence although you can definitely see they committed the crime, if you have it watch it once or twice

  • Mikkel - 2012-03-13 00:08

    Wtf is up with these people? Srsly

  • The-madKing - 2012-03-13 00:22

    sounds like a story from the states.. RIP

  • Sizwe - 2012-03-13 01:13

    In simple we have a gang/turf war on the East Rand and no gang leaders and known associates are being monitored to curb this killing spree. Such an orgy of violence belongs on TV not on our streets....

      Drees - 2012-03-13 01:46

      I get your point, but i feel that things of this nature don't even belong on the tv. Its not good for your psyche, man.

  • Dries - 2012-03-13 06:00

    Good news News 24..Got no time for gangsters, the more they shoot each other the better for us.....

      joseph.july - 2012-03-13 08:17

      The problem with just leaving them to do as they please is that there are also innocent lives that may be harmed by a stray bullet in this wild west gangster eye for an eye B/S!!!

      lorna.wagner - 2012-03-13 11:57

      Hope and pray you never have to look into the eyes of a seven year old boy and explain to him that he will never see his father again. The pain the anger that he is going through the type of pain no parent has to see the children go through. Clearly one can assume you do not have any love ones and God forbid that you ever find yourself in this space in time. I really hope and pray that God wont make you go through something so horrific. Anthony was my sons father(7)and a great one too, what happend,happend and people like you don’t have the right to judge or play God over peoples life. We all have done things in our life that we are not proud off, but finally with the guidance of God out grow them, just a pity that the human being that we are we don’t know about forgiveness, forgetting and handing judgement over to the great one that put us here to serve him. God knows I will not curse you but only say to you I pray that dead never knocks at your door.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-03-13 06:15

    pity we cant leave gangsters to harm one another in like empty rooms, maybe they all kill each other and then no more gangs

  • Ramudzuli Muthuphei - 2012-03-13 07:01


  • i.R.womble - 2012-03-13 07:44

    Popcorn valley, lol, only in boksburg

      Mike - 2012-03-13 08:03

      Was he shot on the corner of lays and simba street? lol

  • Mike - 2012-03-13 08:02

    They not harming civilians so let them do their thing, kill each other off, the less gangsters the better

  • Prudence Pelembe - 2012-03-13 08:50

    The Cartel "Boksburg"

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