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Willowvale man remanded in custody for illegal firearm possession

Dec 28, 2017
Willowvale man remanded in custody for illegal firearm possession

The 28-year-old Willowvale man, who was arrested in possession of two illegal firearms, Mzwamadoda Sipunzi, briefly appeared before the Willowvale Magistrate's Court on Thursday morning.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha; "The case of the accused was postponed to Wednesday, 03 January 2018.

"He remained in custody as he was not granted bail."

Sipunzi was arrested in possession of two unlicensed firearms - namely a pistol and a shotgun.

"The suspect was arrested on Wednesday at about 15:30 at Lower Gwadu Village, Willowvale," said Captain Manatha. 

"Both firearms had no ammunition."

Captain Manatha said that Sipunzi was arrested following information received that he was in possession of illegal firearms.