Durban - Seven men that police allege are members of a notorious Phoenix street gang known as the Bloods have been brought from Ebongweni Super Max Correctional Services in Kokstad to Durban to appear in court on charges ranging from possession of drugs to crimen injuria.
Police allege that two of the men, Kevin Periasamy and his brother Kalvin are heads of the gang - a claim that their wives have vehemently denied to the Daily News.
The seven were taken to the maximum security prison in July this year after an anonymous call to authorities claimed they intended to escape.
They are expected to appear in the Verulam Magistrates on Wednesday.
Alongside Kevin and Kalvin in the dock are Jason Alexander, Shaun Mawesa, Justin Williams and Vuyani Nyawose.