Elsies River gang members pay for their violent crimes

Elsies River gang members pay for their violent crimes

WESTERN CAPE – Elsies River SAPS Detectives have been applauded for their remarkable role in the successful conviction of Marcelino Solomans and Darren Maxim on Thursday, 24 March 2022 in the Parow Regional Court.

Detective Sergeant Van Wyk presented a watertight case against the two gang members who brutally murdered an 18-year-old Stanley Mafieki, on 6 February 2019.

The victim was walking in Northdene Court, Elsies River with his friends when the accused approached them. Without warning, the suspects opened fire and fatally wounded the unsuspecting victim as his friends fled for cover.

After intense investigations and witness statements, the 2 offenders were arrested.

The 26-year-old Darren Maxim has been sentenced to 34 years imprisonment and his 17-year-old accomplice to 23 years.

The defendants were charged for murder, two counts of attempted murder, possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

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