Dutywa man arrested with unlicensed firearm and ammunition granted bail

DECEMBER 1, 2015

A 40 year-old man from Dutywa, Ntlonipho Phaliso, was on Monday granted bail when he appeared before the Dutywa Magistrate's Court after he was arrested on Saturday afternoon for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. The case was postponed to 09 February 2016.

Phaliso was arrested at Mpozolo Location, in Nywara Village, Dutywa, after police received a tip off from the public.

"The house of the suspect was searched and the unlicensed fire arm with two rounds of ammunition was recovered," Eastern Cape police said.

"The fire arm will be sent for ballistic testing to establish if it was not used in the commission of crime around Dutywa."