George Geweld Thomas

Call for harsher sentence after ‘Geweld’ appeal

The State on Wednesday argued for leave to appeal “too lenient” sentences handed down to 28s gang leader George “Geweld” Thomas in the Western Cape High Court. This is in response to an appeal launched by Thomas and 14 co-accused against their convictions and sentences. Prosecutor Willie Viljoen argued that[…]

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Relief after ‘Geweld’ sentenced

Residents in Bishop Lavis are relieved that notorious gang leader, George ‘Geweld’ Thomas was handed seven life sentences this week, in one of South Africa’s biggest gang trials that spanned years. The local Community Police Forum chairperson Graham Lindhorst says incidents involving gang related violence has slightly decreased as the[…]

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Seven life terms for gang boss

George “Geweld” Thomas, leader of the feared 28s gang in Bishop Lavis, was sentenced to an effective 175 years in jail in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for each of the seven murders he was convicted of. In May, Judge Chantell Fortuin found[…]

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