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Bhongweni teen arrested by police after threatening man with firearm

Jan 3, 2019
Bhongweni teen arrested by police after threatening man with firearm

An 18-year-old man is expected in court on Thursday after he was arrested by Ngangelizwe Vispol members for the possession of unlicensed firearm at Bhongweni locality on New Year's Day, at about 19h45.

"He was arrested after he allegedly pointed a 20-year-old man with a firearm at a local shebeen," said police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

"The victim alerted police, who made chase and he was found in possession of an erased .38 Revolver with no ammunition."

She said that he will appear before Mthatha Magistrate's Court on Thursday on charges of pointing and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

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