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John Wick Shot Dead In Mamelodi South Africa

John Wick of Mamelodi, a South African gang member who became notorious for killing rival gang members was allegedly shot dead.

According to Venda Eyewitness, John Wick, who was a cash heist kingpin, was shot dead by police in Centurion/Midrand area. Police gave chase against a BMW and shot the two occupants dead.

They were planning a cash heist and were chased by Highway Patrol SAPS.

The deceased has been identified as James aka Boko Haram/Farasai boss, a construction mafia and ex-SANDF member  Dlamini an ex-Pta West SAPS member, and CIT mastermind.

In recent years, John Wick allegedly killed several gangsters.

In October 2021, John Wick trended on social media  after the death of an alleged Boko Haram gang member who was killed in a hail of bullets.

According to police, officers responded to a shooting on the N4 Highway near Diamond Hill toll plaza at around midday. They found a man dead and another injured.

Police spokesperson Brig Brenda Muridili said witnesses told authorities a black VW Polo was shot at by occupants in a silver Mercedes-Benz. The driver of the Polo lost control of the car.

The driver of the Polo was declared dead on the scene, while the passenger was rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds.

Muridili said preliminary investigations on the scene identified the deceased as 35-year-old Phillip Given Mnguni. A task team found Mnguni was allegedly linked to several cases related to the Boko Haram gang in Mamelodi.

Gauteng police commissioner Lt-Gen Elias Mawela said Mnguni “was the number one wanted suspect in our investigations into the Boko Haram activities in Mamelodi”.

“There have not, in recent times, been reports of gang-related murders in Mamelodi since the deployment of the task team and visible policing members. This indicates the measures we have put in place to stabilise gang-related crime are starting to bear fruit,” he said.

Mamelodi West community policing forum chairperson Tebogo Mashigo told EWN last week that many in the community hailed “John Wick” as a hero.

“The sentiment shared by a lot of people is that it is long overdue. They are happy with the situation. But as the CPF, we are not happy. Whether they are part of the community or gangsters, it is one death too many and it affects everybody.”

He warned that several social media posts claiming to show alleged gangsters killed by “John Wick” were false.

Still, social media was flooded with reactions to “John Wick” and his alleged vigilantism.

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