Ayepyep Lifestyle Cape Town. DJ Sumbody, Kagiso Setsetse, Ralph Stanfield

Ayepyep Lifestyle Cape Town co-owners DJ Sumbody and Kagiso Setsetse (left). Alleged 28s gang boss Ralph Stanfield (right). Images via Instagram @djsumbody, Twitter @musathepope

’28s boss’ Ralph Stanfield tells all on ‘relationship’ with Setsetse

Ralph Stanfield, who is said to be the leader of the 28s gang, says DJ Sumbody’s business partner Kagiso Setsetse invited them to Dubai.

Ayepyep Lifestyle Cape Town. DJ Sumbody, Kagiso Setsetse, Ralph Stanfield

Ayepyep Lifestyle Cape Town co-owners DJ Sumbody and Kagiso Setsetse (left). Alleged 28s gang boss Ralph Stanfield (right). Images via Instagram @djsumbody, Twitter @musathepope

Ralph Stanfield, who is at loggerheads with DJ Sumbody’s friend and business partner Kagiso Setsetse, has painted a picture on the nature of his relationship with the Ayepyep co-founder.


Stanfield told Sunday World that he started working with Setsetse and the slain musician – real name Oupa John Sefoka – when they started receiving threats from unknown gangsters for their business operations in Cape Town. The two business partners had opened an Apepyep Lifestyle lounge in the Mother City in 2021.

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According to Stanfield – who is suspected to be the leader of the 28s gang – the alleged gangsters told them that they were not allowed to operate their business unless they paid a protection fee to two notorious underworld bosses.

Stanfield came on board to provide security for Ayepyep Lifestyle Cape Town. He also brought his wife, Nicole Johnson, on board as general manager.

“At first DJ Sumbody had tabled 50% for Nicole, which I turned down and requested that the directors share evenly,” Stanfied said.

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DJ Sumbody was killed in November 2022 by unknown gunmen while travelling with his bodyguard to a gig in Johannesburg.

Since his murder, Setsetse has come out to claim that Stanfield has been threatening him and has “highjacked” the Cape Town establishment. As a result, Setsetse fled with his family to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, in April 2023.

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However, Stanfield says that Setsetse and his wife, Suzen Raphela, visited them in Cape Town in January 2023 and even asked Johnson to help them look for a school for their children. This allegedly came after Setsetse and Raphela’s wedding in December 2022.

“They ended up not moving and no questions were asked as to the reason they decided not to move,” the alleged gang mafia boss said.

When the Setsetses relocated to Dubai, Stanfield claims that they invited them to pay them a visit.

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Nicole Johnson and her husband Ralph Stanfield. Image via Twitter @ewnupdate


The alleged gang leader’s side of the story is in contrast to Setsetse’s version. The businessman has repeatedly accused Stanfield of extortion and staging a hostile take over of Ayepyep Lifestyle Cape Town.

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In a statement on Wednesday, 9 Wednesday, he pleaded with President Ramaphosa, Minister of Police; Bheki Cele and other entities to help keep the lounge doors open. Setsetse said that because they were “operating under seige,” they had to shut down temporarily.

“Ayepyep Lifestyle Cape Town is under threat of an alleged 28s gang leader ‘Ralph Stanfield’ who is currently exerting force in an illegal manner in order to not only gain a stake in the business, but to take over the control of the business. [sic]

“It is widely known that this man is fearless and the whole city is scared to come out in the public to expose how their lives have been threatened or businesses have been extorted. We are currently operating under siege of someone that has proved timrle and time again that he is above the law [sic], ” the statement reads in part.

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As previously reported by The South African, on 28 April 2023, Setsetse filed a court order against Stanfield at the Western Cape High Court pertaining to the income that was being channelled into Ayepyep Lifestyle Cape Town.

“Despite having obtained a high court order restraining him from coming close to the outlet and a criminal case that is opened against Ralph Stanfield and his wife, he continously, through his wife Nicole Johnson and all his gangster employees managed to always put a threat on the business and those associated with it.

“Our business is currently not operating as a result of safety reasons that our Cape Town staff have addressed in relation to Ralph Stanfield,” the statement continued.