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CAPE TOWN – Alleged gang boss Ralph Stanfield remains in a critical condition in hospital after he was wounded during a drive-by shooting in Johannesburg.
Stanfield sustained multiple injuries during the shooting on Thursday and managed to drive himself to a nearby hospital before he collided with other cars.
The attack is thought to be linked to an ongoing underworld turf war that is raging in Cape Town.
A faction under businessman Nafiz Modack is believed to be trying to take control from a more established grouping, linked to alleged Sexy Boys leader Jerome “Donkie” Booysen and Mark Liffman.
Ralph Stanfield is believed to be the leader of the 28s gang in Cape Town.
He’s the nephew of the late notorious drug lord and leader of The Firm gang Colin Stanfield, who died of cancer in 2004.
He’s also related to convicted Valhalla Park gang boss Saliem John.
Stanfield, his wife Nicole, and sister Francesca, along with three SAPS members, were apprehended in 2014, as part of an illegal gun licencing syndicate.
Last year, they were however acquitted on all charges relating to fraud, corruption, possession of unlicensed firearms and contravention of the Firearms Act.
Stanfield has continued to deny any gang involvement and claims to be a well-established businessman.
PHOTO: Ralph Stanfield appeared in the Cape Town Magistrates Court with five other co-accused on 4 September, 2014. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN