Kalvin Periasamy's widow Jearldine and family making their way into the funeral hall. Picture: Zanele Zulu / African News Agency / ANA
Kalvin Periasamy's widow Jearldine and family making their way into the funeral hall. Picture: Zanele Zulu / African News Agency / ANA

No arrests after gunshots at funeral of Phoenix Bloods gang boss

By Mercury Reporter Time of article published Jun 9, 2019

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Durban - Police are yet to make any arrests following the murder of a well-known Phoenix man last week. 

Kalvin Periasamy, who was alleged to be the leader of the Phoenix Bloods gang, was laid to rest on Saturday after he was murdered while leaving a gym at the Gateway shopping centre on Thursday. 

At his funeral a group of people formed flashed prison gang signs and gunshots were fired. As Periasamy's casket was lowered into the group, several gunshots were fired into the air at the Woodview Cemetery in Phoenix. 

Despite the heavy police presence at the funeral, no arrests have been made for the brazen firing of ammunition. There was a heavy police presence at the funeral. There were also private security guards at the church and cemetery.

Periasamy, 30 has been linked to the notorious Bloods gang which have been operating in Phoenix for many years. He was recently released on R10 000 bail after he and his co-accused were nabbed for the murder of Enver Ramsamy in 2016. 

Last year, Periasamy, his brother Kevin, and Kevin’s wife, Desiree, were arrested after a multi-disciplinary task team raised Kevin's home and found R97 156 in cash, two pistols, a shotgun, 64 live rounds of ammunition, 1 836 heroin caps, 138 heroin straws, 80 large crack cocaine pieces, 30 mandrax tablets, three bags cocaine, two Ecstasy pills and 186g of dagga.

The Mercury

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