The two men accused of killing a young Gift of the Givers volunteer in 2018, have been sentenced to 25 years behind bars.

In October that year, nineteen-year-old Ameerodien Noordien was gunned down near his home in Hanover Park.

The teen – known for being a helping hand – was killed in gang crossfire, while three others were wounded in the same shooting.

According to Gift of the Givers, the accused were arrested within 72 hours of the 2018 incident.

The Western Cape High Court later found Adrian Carelse and his co-accused, Raiden Lekutu, guilty of Noordien’s murder, as well as the attempted murder of the other victims.

The police’s Wesley Twigg says the provincial police management welcomes the sentence.

“The victims were shot while they were at a tuck shop on that evening. Thorough investigations into the matter led the investigating officer to the suspects who were arrested and charged. The accused and his co-accused were sentenced on Monday, 28 November 2022, to an effective 25 years in prison for the hideous crime they committed.”

Gift of the Givers described Noordien as a dedicated volunteer, determined not to fall into a life of crime – instead choosing “a life of service to those in need”.

The organisation says it’s looking forward to justice for families who have experienced similar tragedies.


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