WATCH | Outside the home of ex-gang boss Rashied Staggie: 'Gangsters are somebody's family too'

2019-12-13 18:45

The family of former gang boss Rashied Staggie was still trying to come to terms with his death, said his brother Solomon Staggie. 

The former Hard Livings gang leader was killed in a hail of bullets on Friday morning.

"At the moment there are a lot of family members coming to the family home. They are in great bereavement, they are in sorrow," Staggie told the media as family and friends slowly arrived at the family home.

Despite media headlines, he said the death of any person impacts on the family. "[I]f you read the media, they will say 'there's another gangster', but it's somebody's brother, it's somebody's husband, somebody's family," said Staggie.

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"Unfortunately, we live in a time that people don't care about each other as they should."

The family will be discussing funeral arrangements. 

Police spokesperson Novela Potelwa said Staggie died as he arrived at a nearby hospital.

"The 64-year-old died on arrival at a nearby hospital. Information at the disposal of the police indicates that the deceased was sitting in his vehicle when two unknown suspects emerged, fired several shots at him and fled on foot," Potelwa said.

Staggie's twin brother Rashaad, was killed in the same street 23 years ago.

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