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Court continues to deliver 'Geweld' verdict

Alleged 28s gang boss George ‘Geweld’ Thomas and his co-accused are facing more than 140 charges.

FILE: An alleged leader of the 28s gang, George Thomas and his 17 co-accused in court on 4 May 2015, they collectively face 166 charges ranging from murder to attempted murder. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A Western Cape High Court Judge will continue to deliver her verdict in the trial of alleged 28s gang boss George 'Geweld' Thomas (48) and his 17 co-accused.

The men are on trial under the Prevention of Organised Crime Amendment Act.

They are facing more than 140 charges including murder, conspiracy to commit murder, racketeering, extortion and robbery.

Thomas who is the main accused, is known as 'Geweld', which means violence.

He is accused of orchestrating 17 murders in Bishop Lavis, Delft, Belhar and Paarl several years ago.

Western Cape High Court Judge Chantel Fortuin is expected to continue wading through her almost 900 page verdict this morning.

Over the past week, Fortuin laid out all the charges that the 18 men are accused of.

The state and the defence's cases have already been heard along with a collective evaluation of all the evidence put before her.

Fortuin commended state witnesses for their credible testimonies.

As the trial continues this week, security is expected to once again be tight as the group listens to the rash of charges against them.