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Staggie granted R5,000 bail

The former Hard Livings gang boss was arrested along with 3 others by Hawks officials last week.

Former Hard Livings Gang boss Rashied Staggie was charged with theft at the Cape Town Magistrates Court. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Former Hard Livings gang boss Rashied Staggie has been granted bail of R5,000 on charges of being in possession of stolen whisky and cigars.

WATCH: Ex-gang Boss Rashied Staggie charged with theft

He was arrested along with three others by the Hawks officials on the N1 near Canal Walk last week.

#RashiedStaggie Ivan Waldeck and Staggie's wife Rashieda leave CT Magistrates Court after his bail was granted. TH pic.twitter.com/5GYamJK1fO

He had been out on parole since 2014, after serving time for a rape conviction in 2003.

Staggie, Jaoa de Gouveia, Jayaray Pillay and his son, Mikyle Pillay, face charges of theft and the possession of stolen items.

Prosecutor Dail Andrews has told the court the accused were arrested with 23 bottles of whiskey believed to have been part of a batch stolen in Johannesburg.

In an affidavit, Staggie and Jayaray deny the items were stolen.

Pillay claims the whiskey was bought by his wife at a liquor outlet in Johannesburg.

Staggie declared himself an innocent man shortly after stepping out of holding cells at the Cape Town Magistrate's Court today.

#RashiedStaggie leaves the CT Magistrates Court after making bail. He says he's innocent. @ThomHolder pic.twitter.com/pi20ovwsVA

He insisted he would be vindicated.

"I'm a man of honour, I'm a man of peace and I work for the people," he said.

Staggie's family, friends and a handful of supporters welcomed him with cheers as he left the courthouse after having been granted bail.

The self-proclaimed reformed gangster will now have to report to Correctional Services before going home.

The State did not oppose bail.

Former Hard Living boss #RashiedStaggie and his co-accused have been granted R5000 bail. His friend Ivan Waldeck. XK pic.twitter.com/oAVOReHTBM

Waldeck tells the media he's confident #RashiedStaggie is innocent. XK pic.twitter.com/AIuYhqV40Z