“FIREARMS IN THE WRONG HANDS ARE DANGEROUS”-SAYS MAYOR GENERAL NXAMAGELE

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The injured suspect was taken to  hospital for treatment.

Dududu SAPS responded to intelligence received of persons threatening others at a local tavern in the area on 30 May 2021.

Upon arrival of the police, one of the four persons fitting the description given to police, produced a firearm and fired upon the members.

Shots were fired injuring the suspect in the thigh. A Magnum revolver and three empty cartridges as well as a Norinco pistol with five live rounds was recovered from the suspects. An additional five live rounds was found on the suspect after being searched.

The injured suspect was taken to  hospital for treatment.

The suspect was charged with attempted murder, unlawful possession of firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

On 29 May 2021 members were following up on a complaint of robbery and searched the residence of a 21 year old male at Amandlalathi area in Dududu. Police recovered a Norinco pistol and three live ammunition.

The matter has been remanded to a later date for further investigation. On 28 May 2021 Port Edward police members were patrolling when they received information of a man in possession of a firearm at the taxi rank. The members proceeded to search the man fitting the description given and found a pistol tucked into his waistband.

The 18 year old suspect was arrested and appeared in the Ramsgate magistrate’s Court on 31 May on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm.

The case was remanded to 8 June for further investigation. Four men were arrested by SAPS Highway patrol on 30 May at about 04:00 after driving at high speed on the N2 in Port Shepstone.

Upon searching the blue Toyota Corolla which did not have number plates, two knives, a toy gun, cellphones and cash was recovered.  The vehicle was stolen in Umlazi in March 2021 and was taken to the SAPS pound for further investigation.

Four suspects aged between 19 and 31 appeared on Monday and will appear on 9 June for a formal bail application. They face charges of possession of suspected stolen property.

District Commissioner Major General Sethenya Nxamagele said that firearms in the wrong hands are dangerous.

The public is commended for reporting illegal firearms within their communities and are encouraged to continue to provide police with information on all criminal activities.

 

Article written by: Shona Aylward

Photo credit: AfriForum

Link: https://southcoastherald.co.za/437183/firearms-in-the-wrong-hands-are-dangerous-says-major-general-nxamagele/

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