- Alleged gangster Yaganthan Pillay will be laid to rest at an extravagant funeral, he was gunned down at his home in Shallcross
- Pillay, who was also known as "Teddy Mafia" will be buried in what has been described as a "diamond" studded coffin
- Security measures will be on high alert as police and the community fear retaliation attacks at the event
Yaganthan Pillay, also known as "Teddy Mafia" will be laid to rest in a coffin fit for a king, the alleged gangster will be buried in a "diamond"-studded casket valued at R300 000.
Pillay was murdered in an apparent hit on Monday at his home in Shallcross. The attackers did not escape and were murdered in turn by Pillay's guards and members of the community.
He is set to be interred on Thursday, the event will have high-security measures in place as police fear retaliatory attacks.
Christopher Moodley, the funeral director of Pinetown funeral services, will be buried at Shallcross cemetery in what has been described as a "diamond" casket.
According to Moodley, the funeral procession will include Range Rovers with a Roll Royce in the lead.
The funeral service is turning into an event as the family hire a Scottish bagpiper, white doves and the grave will be decorated in custom decorations.
According to IOL, the police believe that there is a high chance that the funeral poses a significant security risk.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Zimbabwean businessman Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure was laid to rest today in a lavish funeral which would have been the envy of many politicians.
When news spread that Ginimbi had passed away, people were distraught, the man cast a long shadow and he was very popular. People often referred to him as the Minister of Entertainment.
Fans and friends posted touching testimonials to the man who was live by many.
In other news, Sam and Steve Nico Williams, a 38-year-old set of twins, have dropped their gangster lifestyle and focused on building their own business which has been successful and made them millionaires.
A report by Metro.co.uk indicates that the brothers launched the cryptocurrency Populous (PPT) which has become the 52nd most valuable cryptocurrency token in the world.
Sam and Steve also have other investments including a stake in the Michelin-starred Restaurant Story in London Bridge as well as a London-based estate agency chain.
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