Traumatized family and friends of notorious tow truck and taxi owner from Phoenix Kalvin Periasamy at the crime scene by the Virgin Active in Gateway where he was gunned down. Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng/African News Agency(ANA)
Durban - The family of alleged Phoenix 'Bloods gang boss', Kalvin Periasamy, have come to his defence saying he was a good man. 

Speaking from Periasamy's plush uMhlanga home, a relative said they were angered by the negative remarks being made on social media about him.

"People are quick to judge but it is only God who can judge. They did not know him. He was a good person," said an aunt, who declined to be named.

The 30-year-old father of two, was shot dead in the parking lot at Gateway Theatre of Shopping on Thursday morning.

It is believed he had been shot three times, once in the head, neck, and throat while walking to his vehicle after leaving gym.

By Friday afternoon, police were yet to make an arrest. 

His death is believed to be a hit. 

He was expected to stand trial along with six co-accused along with his brother Kevin Periasamy and sister-in-law Desiree in July.

They were arrested and detained after police recovered  R80 000 worth of drugs and over R90 000 cash in their other home in Phoenix in January last year.

His funeral is expected to take place on Saturday at his home in uMhlanga, before proceeding to the Pesco Hall in Sunford, Phoenix.

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