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44-year-old man expected in court for illegal firearm possession

Jul 25, 2018
44-year-old man expected in court for illegal firearm possession

Willowvale police arrested a 47-year-old man for possession of an unlicensed firearm -  a Norinco pistol, with nine rounds of ammunition.

"The suspect was arrested on Tuesday,at about 22:30 at Ntshingeni Locality, Chafutweni Village, Willowvale," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The suspect has been charged with possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition."

He added that the suspect is appearing at the Willowvale Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

"The suspect was arrested after police received valuable information that he is in possession of unlicensed firearm. The firearm will be sent for ballistic test to establish if it was not used to commit  crime around Willowvale and the surrounding areas."

Butterworth SAPS Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu, praised the Willowvale police for cleaning their villages of illegal firearms.