Case against 28s gang kingpin postponed to next year

Ralph Stanfield and five others appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate Court on charges of fraud.

FILE: Ralph Stanfield at the Cape Town Magistrates Court in 2014. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A gun license fraud case against an alleged 28s gang boss and five others has been transferred.

Ralph Stanfield and his wife, Nicole, as well as his sister Stephanie and three Gauteng police officers appeared in the Cape Town Magistrates Court today.

The group was arrested during a joint sting operation in Cape Town and Pretoria last year.

The alleged 28s gang kingpin, his two family members and the officers appeared before a packed courtroom, where the matter was transferred to the Khayelitsha Regional Court.

The defence's Rueben Lli Dell informed the court they are yet to receive the necessary documents pertaining to the case.

Lli Dell therefore asked the court to order the state to provide them with the relevant police dockets and charge sheet by 6 November.

The defence also has a problem with the wording of 'high profile case' that is written in red at the top of the charge sheet, saying it sends the wrong message as his clients have the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The state has indicated it will provide the defence with the necessary documents as requested.

The case has been postponed to 27 January 2016.