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State given 2 months to finalise Ralph Stanfield case

Ralph Stanfield was arrested in connection with a gun licensing racket involving SAPS members.

FILE. Ralph Stanfield, who's out on R100,000 bail, appeared in the Cape Town Magistrates Court with five other co-accused on 4 September, 2014. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The state has two months to finalise its legal papers in a gun licence racket case against a suspected 28s gang boss, or risk the matter being scrapped from the court roll.

Ralph Stanfield, his wife and sister appeared in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Three Gauteng police officers, who are also implicated in the case, were not present.

They were apprehended last year during a joint sting operation in Cape Town and Pretoria.

The lawyer for alleged 28s gang leader and two others has warned it's giving the state one last chance to get its ducks in a row.

Pete Mihalik says they want to finalise the matter as soon as possible, as his clients have been in and out of court for more than a year.

The charge sheet and centralisation certificate to consolidate the cases are among the documents that still need to be finalised by the state.

The case has been postponed to 26 October for a regional court date.