Willowvale man busted with unlicensed firearm and ammunition

MAY 27, 2016

Simthandile Mhlonyane, aged 27, briefly appeared before the Willowvale Magistrate Court on Friday morning and was not asked to plead as he was remanded in custody to Thursday next week for a formal bail hearing.

Mhlonyane was arrested by Willowvale police on Thursday morning while in possession of unlicensed firearm with eight rounds of ammunition at the Willowvale Squatter Camp.

"The firearm has been sent for ballistic testing to establish if it was used in the commission of a crime around Willowvale and the surrounding areas," said Eastern Cape police.

"The suspect was arrested as a result of police intelligence."