Lusikisiki police arrest four recover six illegal firearms and ammunition

FEBRUARY 2, 2016

Lusikisiki and Port St Johns SAPS anti-crime operations that were conducted between Friday and Monday yielded positive results with the arrest of four suspects, aged between 22 and 85 years, and the recovery of five unlicensed firearms with ammunition.

Vusumzi Mantshontsho (35) from Lusikisiki, was arrested and charged for possession of unlicensed 9mm firearm with 12 rounds of ammunition.

"He appeared in the Lusikisiki Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday and was released on free bail as it was discovered the firearm was licenced under a security company the suspects worked for," police said.

In other cases registered at Mthontsasa SAPS, 27 year-old Nowa Odwa was arrested for possession of 9mm firearm with five rounds of ammunition on Monday.

Sebenzile Magudule (60) was arrested for possession of an unlicensed special revolver with five rounds of ammunition and 9mm parabelum with 9 rounds of ammunition.

Sibangeni Lokhweni (85) was arrested for possession of a double barrel R1 rifle with one live shell ammunition.

Sinenceba Myekwa (22) was arrested for possession of R5 rifle with 12 rounds of ammunition.

"All the suspects appeared at Lusikisiki Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday and were each given R800 bail. The cases were remanded to 22 February.

"Port St John’s SAPS opened eleven cases of drinking in public and all the suspects paid R100 admission of guilt fees."

Port St Johns Cluster Commander, Brigadier Vuyelwa Majikijela, applauded the arrest and recovery of the firearms.

“We won’t rest until we have eliminated all illegal firearms used in the attack of our people and committing of crime in the Port St Johns policing precinct. Our members will work tirelessly until all criminals have  been arrested and prosecuted for their actions,” said Brigadier Majikijela.