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69-year-old man arrested for possession of self-made hunting rifle and ammo

Jul 23, 2018
69-year-old man arrested for possession of self-made hunting rifle and ammo

Willowvale police arrested a 69-year-old man for possession of unlicensed firearm - a self-made hunting rifle with three rounds of ammunition.

"The suspect was arrested on Saturday, at about 15:00 at Komkhulu Locality, Dumalisile Village, Willowvale," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The suspect was found carrying the rifle as police were on patrol. He was asked to produce the license for the firearm and he failed to do so."

Capt Manatha said that the man was charged with possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition as the firearm had three rounds of ammunition.

"He will appear before the Willowvale Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition."