Cape Town - There were at least five fatal shootings in Cape Town over the weekend, most of them gang-related.
At 3am on Friday, Kashief Dericks, 33, was shot dead in Kewtown, Athlone, by an unidentified suspect in a block of flats called “The Blokke”, known for gang activity.
Andre Josephs, a 35-year-old father of two, who was a 28s gangster, was killed in Aandblom Avenue while walking home on Saturday night.
Ebrahim Sauls, 21, was shot dead outside his home in Brakbos Street, Lentegeur, at about 9pm on Saturday.
A 25-year-old Mozambican man was shot dead early on Saturday during a robbery at a house in Brenda Street, Serepta, Kuils River. The suspects fled.
There were also reports of an unidentified man being shot dead in Silica Walk in Hanover Park.
Josephs’s wife, Venisia Josephs, 36, said he was killed out of jealously and the murder was not gang-related, although she confirmed her husband was a member of the 28s.
“He was just on his way home when a car passed him.
“The car then made a U-turn and they started shooting at him,” Venisia Josephs said.
“It was supposed to be a drive-by shooting; they had shot him twice already, but as he lay on the ground they got out of the car and shot him in the head.
“It was members of the G-unit gang that killed him, not because he was a gangster, but because he had everything.
“He had a home and a car and they got jealous of him.”
Josephs said the man behind the killing was known to the police but no arrests had been made.
Josephs said the suspects had been in a grey Ford Focus.
She said her husband’s death would be hard on her family as he had been the breadwinner and supported their 18-year-old daughter Andrea and nine-year-old son Velante.
“He was a family man. He did everything for his children,” she said.
Police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Andre Traut said no arrests had been made and the cases were being investigated.
Police had stepped up patrols over the weekend, he said.