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News: The seventeenth outstanding suspect arrested for the murder of Brian Wainstein

Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS)


WESTERN CAPE– One more suspect alleged to be a 27 gang member has been arrested this morning as part of the termination of a project driven investigation. The suspect (42) is due to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate Court on Tuesday 06 April 2021.

He was arrested by the multidisciplinary team led by the Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation together with Crime Intelligence and other Hawks investigating teams in Cape Town. The team was supported by members of the Visible Policing. The assortment of charges include the alleged murder of Brian Wainstein reportedly known to be “Steroid Kingpin”.

Wainstein was shot at his Constantia home in front of his partner and a two-year old child on 18 August 2017. The suspect will be joining his sixteen co-accused, whom three, namely Mark Williams, Jerome Booysen also known as “Donkie” and Williams Stevens were arrested on 22 December 2020 and released on R100, 000 bail each, William Stevens known as “Red” has since been shot and killed.

This now brings a total of 17 suspects arrested and the case was postponed to 12 May 2021 when all the suspects will be appearing in the Cape Town Magistrates Court.



Colonel Katlego Mogale
082 455 5782


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