Staggie warned to stay on the straight and narrow
Rashied Staggie, who served more than a decade behind bars, has been released on full parole.
CAPE TOWN - Community Policing Forums (CPFs) across Cape Town have warned ex-gang boss Rashied Staggie to stay on the straight and narrow.
Staggie has been released on full parole.
He served more than a decade behind bars after he was convicted on a charge of rape in 2003 and sentenced to 15 years in jail.
He was also convicted of robbing a police armoury.
The Manenberg CPF's Kader Jacobs said they'll keep a watchful eye on the ex-Hard Livings gang boss.
"It's about monitoring him and just making sure that the community isn't destabilised by his full release."
The Steenberg CPF's Kevin Southgate said he's surprised Staggie's even been considered for parole.
Both men told Eyewitness News if Staggie is indeed done with gangsterism, he should use this as a platform to encourage the youth to refrain from criminal activities.
The Department of Correctional Services said earlier that while Staggie is now being granted full parole, he will still have to adhere to stringent conditions.
If the ex-gang boss adheres, he'll be a free man in 2017.