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Legal team wants case against Staggie & co-accused scrapped

The former gang boss and his three co-accused face charges of theft and the possession of stolen goods.

Picture: Saps

CAPE TOWN - Lawyers representing former gang boss Rashied Staggie and his co-accused want the charges against them scrapped.

The former Hard Livings boss and his three co-accused appeared in the Cape Town Magistrates Court yesterday.

They face charges of theft and the possession of stolen goods.

Attorneys for the accused and the investigating officer will now make oral submissions to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

They will put forward reasons as to why the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) should or should not continue with the prosecution.

The defence is expected to argue that the whiskey and cigars were bought legally. It's understood it was meant for Staggie's birthday.

Staggie was under correctional supervision at the time of his arrest.

It's the State's case that the items were stolen from a depot in Johannesburg days earlier.

The matter has been postponed until October.