THE sentencing of six men – who allegedly belong to the notorious Ah Shene gang – was halted in the Port Elizabeth High Court yesterday as two pre-sentencing reports had not been compiled.
In October Bramwell Kamineth, Elton Sampson, Christopher Plaatjies, Lorenzo Thorne and Romano Matthews were convicted of kidnapping and murdering Chevan Petersen in 2008. A sixth, Bijorn Jordaan, was convicted of stealing Petersen’s ring.
He has been released and is out on warning until sentencing.
The Bethelsdorp scene of the murder was allegedly a notorious drug post run by the Ah Shene gang.
The matter is one of the biggest gang-related cases in Nelson Mandela Bay as the trial started out with 13 accused.
During the course of the trial Hans Jordaan was discharged, while three other accused – Alberto Sampson, Craig Lloyd and Adriano Scheepers – have died.
Mark Louw, Rumano McCarthy and Roger Hanse were acquitted.
The matter was postponed until September 15 for sentencing. – Lee-Anne Butler