- The notorious gangster received a heroes welcome when his funeral procession passed through Mannenburg
- Crowds of mourners gathered to cheer as his coffin drove through the streets
- South Africans are divided with many disagreeing with the glorification Staggie was receiving
Chaos erupted in Manenberg, Cape Town, when the funeral procession of Rashied Staggie, a murdered gang boss. Crowds came out in their droves and gave the procession a "heroes welcome".
Briefly.co.za learned that Mannenburg was a stronghold of Staggie and his gang, and the funeral was held at The Greens sports ground.
Dozens of mourners shouted "Salute! Salute! Salute!" as the white and gold coffin made its way through the streets.
The mourners raised their hands and displayed Hard Livings' gang sign. The gang which Staggie had controlled. His pastor and friend asked the crowd not to do that and rather show the peace sign.
“It’s enough guys,” said Waldeck. “I know you are angry, but Staggie was a man of discipline.”
"Do you know how much this man meant to us? How much he cared and did for these people here?" said one of the young men who came to bid farewell to Staggie.
Saadiqa, Staggie's daughter gave a touching tribute to her dad. She put a lot of her energy into improving the lives of the people of Mannenburg according to timeslive.co.za.
“Manenberg, Manenberg, those are the words I heard from my dad,” she told mourners.
“Manenberg needs peace, Manenberg needs peace. I hope for a better Manenberg. There is more to life than what is outside your doorstep.”
However, people were divided over the funeral and the praise that Staggie was receiving.
Rashied Staggie, 56, was murdered eight days ago outside his house in Salt River.
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