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Prevention of Organised Crime Act, 1998 (Act No. 121 of 1998)

Chapter 4 : Offences relating to Criminal Gang Activities

9. Gang related offences


(1) Any person who actively participates in or is a member of a criminal gang and who—
(a) wilfully aids and abets any criminal activity committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with any criminal gang; or
(b) threatens to commit, bring about or perform any act of violence or any criminal activity by a criminal gang or with the assistance of a criminal gang;
(c) threatens any specific person or persons in general, with retaliation in any manner or by any means whatsoever, in response to any act or alleged act of violence,

shall be guilty of an offence.


(2) Any person who—
(a) performs any act which is aimed at causing, bringing about, promoting or contributing towards a pattern of criminal gang activity;
(b) incites, instigates, commands, aids, advises, encourages or procures any other person to commit, bring about, perform or participate in a pattern of criminal gang activity; or
(c) intentionally causes, encourages, recruits, incites, instigates, commands, aids or advises another person to join a criminal gang,

shall be guilty of an offence.

[Section 9(2) amended by section 11 of Act No. 24 of 1999]