Girl and woman killed and charged with spending 30 years in prison

The Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lt. Gen. Tembisile Patekele, welcomed Antonio Booysen’s sentencing. The accused was yesterday sentenced to an effective prison term of 30 years for two murders, three attempted murders and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition by the Western Cape High Court.

This incident occurred on January 1, 2020 at approximately 9:35 p.m., when three gang members fired multiple shots at a rival gang member in Flamingo Park, Atlantis. Due to the events of the shooting, a five-year-old girl and an adult woman were shot and killed by stray bullets. Three other victims were also shot dead. Three suspects were arrested and bail was successfully denied. Antonio was sentenced to a total of 68 years in total of which 30 years must be served in prison.

The Provincial Commissioner applauded the investigation team, the prosecution team as well as the judiciary which resulted in the commendable sentence. “We so appreciate all the effort and hard work of those involved in this case. We hope the family finds the solution and that the sentence will act as a deterrent to others who may consider emulating the accused’s actions,” the general said.

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