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Suspect arrested for attempted murder and possession of illegal firearm

Aug 29, 2018
Suspect arrested for attempted murder and possession of illegal firearm

A 27-year-old is expected to appear in the Maclear District Court soon for possession of an illegal firearm and attempted murder.

"It is alleged on Monday, the complainant residing at Ncele Village at Maclear area, had an argument and the suspect used his unlawful firearm to shoot at the complaint - fourtunately he miss him and he run away," described police spokesperson, W/ O Bojabotseha.

"On Tuesday, he then report the matter to Maclear police."

Police officers who were on duty made follow-ups D/W Mani and members of Visible Policing reacted swiftly and managed to arrest the suspect and recover an unlawful firearm.

The suspect was subsequently arrested.

According to SC Lt Col Reynders; "This is the sixth firearm recovered by local police in the month August 18."

Elliot Cluster Commander Col Matshediso Gezani commended the speedy recovery of firearm by SAPS members adding that many lives have been saved and serious crime prevented.

She further said the firearm will be sent for ballistics to check wether it was not used to commit other crimes.