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Willowvale teen expected in court over illegal firearm

By Afikile Lugunya - Jul 24, 2018
Willowvale teen expected in court over illegal firearm

A 17-year-old boy is expected in court after he was arrested by Willowvale police for possession of an unlicensed firearm - a 7,65 pistol with two magazines and one round of ammunition.

"The suspect was arrested on Monday, at about 16:00, at Nquma Locality, Nqadu Village, Willowvale," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.
 
"The suspect is due to appear before the Willowvale Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition."

The firearm will be sent for ballistic test to establish if it was not used in the commission of crime around Willowvale and the surrounding villages.