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Ernie 'Lastig' Solomons.
Ernie 'Lastig' Solomons.

The death of Ernie 'Lastig' Solomon marks the end of the reign of the 'old guard' of gang leaders who rose to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s, writes Mandy Wiener. 

Ernie 'Lastig' Solomon's life ended as it was lived – with trouble.

As the veteran gangster was driving his white BMW through Boksburg on Friday morning, with three people, including his baby grandchild in the car, he may well have known his death was imminent. A Ford Ranger bumped him off course and two gunmen opened fire before fleeing the scene.

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