SOUTH AFRICA, CAPE TOWN – A funeral service was held for the 63-year-old who was once the leader of the notorious 28’s gang in Hawston at the Thusong Centre. Ernie ‘Lastig’ Solomon was laid to rest in Hermanus today according to both religious and cultural rites.
The service was officiated by clergy from the local New Apostolic Church as well as Khoisan leaders.
Solomon held the title of King in the Gorinhaiqua Clan and Khoisan traditional leaders say they traced his roots back to his indigenous ancestors from the 18th Century.
Family and friends packed into the hall where they paid tribute to Solomon who led a colorful life having released his own original music and also appeared in documentaries.
On 20 November, the alleged 28s gang boss was shot dead on Friday morning while traveling on Rondebult Road in Boksburg, Johannesburg.
The victims were inside a BMW when they were attacked by the gunmen.
At the time, Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said that the police are searching for four suspects in connection with the shooting incident.
Solomon had relocated and left Cape Town in May after an escape with his life when unknown gunmen shot at him and his son Carlo outside his nightclub in Hawston.
He was shot five times in the stomach and his son was admitted to intensive care.