STATEMENT BY UGU SAPS:
St Faith’s Vispol members were conducting Stop and Search operations on Monday 4 November at Mhlabashane area at about 18:30 when they arrested a 50 year old man for being in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
A .38 revolver with no serial number and five rounds of ammunition were found in his possession. The accused made a first appearance on 5 November in the Phungashe Magistrate Court and appeared again on 8 November for a bail application.
The public are urged to report any persons in possession of illegal firearms to their nearest police station, as these firearms are often used in the commission of crime.