It was disaster in the neighbourhood, after a bloody shooting ensued amidst scare and fret. Alleged Sexy Boys gang leader Jerome “Donkie” Booysen was wounded while on his way to see another suspected gang leader who had been shot, sources say.
The man he was on his way to see was killed, while Booysen and four others, including a teenager, were wounded in shootings within hours of each other late on Monday.
This means at least six people were shot within roughly five hours.
And that in just more than a week at least four people have been murdered and 15 wounded.
Hinnews.com understands the incidents are linked, and stem from a violent takeover of club security in Cape Town.
A new grouping, said to be under the leadership of businessman Nafiz Modack, is said to be effectively hijacking the control of nightclub security from an older, more established faction.
The takeover has resulted in at least three people being wounded in shootings in popular Cape Town establishments.
Late last Thursday, a woman was wounded in a popular Loop Street nightclub and on April 17, two men were wounded in a shooting in Café Caprice in Camps Bay.
Several murders also appear to be linked to the takeover.
On Monday evening Booysen, who four years ago was named in a court case as the head of the Sexy Boys gang, was wounded in the neck and shoulder.
He is said to be in a stable condition in hospital.
Booysen is an associate of former bouncer bosses Andre Naude and Mark Lifman.
According to several sources with knowledge of what happened, Booysen was on his way to meet Deon Williams, also known as Igor and who was an associate of Mayon McKenna, an alleged gang boss killed in Ravensmead on April 30.
Williams, said to be linked to the 26s gang, was also shot in Ravensmead on Monday and Booysen is said to have been heading to the scene when he was targeted.
On his way there, Booysen had asked an unknown man something and this man is understood to have replied “you are Donkie” before pulling out a gun and shooting him.
Late on Monday evening, apparent rumours were circulating that the 28s gang may have had something to do with the shootings.
Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk confirmed that a 51-year-old man, who he did not identify, was killed in Ravensmead.
This was understood to be Williams.
Three others, between the ages of 43 and 49, were wounded.
A murder case, as well as attempted murder cases, were under investigation.
Van Wyk also confirmed that a man, 52, understood to Booysen, was wounded in the area around 19.15.
An hour and 15 minutes later a 17-year-old was wounded in a shooting in Belhar, which is widely known as a stronghold of the 26s gang.
Sources with links to policing and the underworld said more violence was anticipated, in retaliation for Booysen’s shooting.