Port Elizabeth – A WhatsApp group chat has revealed behind-the-scene dealings of Port Elizabeth gangsters who appear to have easy access to firearms.
This information came to light during a bail application at the city’s magistrate’s court where two men from a notorious gang applied for bail on Monday.
Deilon Makoppa and Kurt Bosman were applying for bail following a so-called revenge mission in which at least two people were killed and another kidnapped during December last year.
A third accused Damian Kammies has abandoned his bid for bail and still has two pending cases of murder against his name.
The men who are reportedly affiliated with a notorious gang the ‘Spotbouers’, are facing charges of murder, assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm, kidnapping and possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
According to the State, Makoppa, nicknamed as “Fresh”, was an active participant on the Whatsapp chat group.
The chat appears to indicate where gang members would store firearms, in addition to one picture depicting two revolvers and a pistol.
In a separate image a man in a pink jacket is seen carrying what appeared to look like an Uzi.
However, in giving evidence on Monday, Makoppa denied being a participant in the chat group and said he shared the Blackberry phone with another person, Zandre Jansen.
Makoppa said he did not chat about firearms and only used the phone for BBM messaging.
It further emerged that