Local police in Muizenberg arrested three suspects for the possession of illegal firearms and ammunition in Hillview yesterday. The suspects aged 24, 34 and 36 were arrested after trying to evade officials during crime prevention duties. The officers recovered two 9mm pistols, a 357 magnum revolver and ammunition. SAPS Spokesperson,[…]
The latest National Crime Statistics once again showed that firearms were the preferred weapon in the commission of most violent crimes. Reducing the circulation of firearms may potentially reduce the scourge of violent crimes quite significantly. The restrictions of Levels 5 and 4 had prevented people from turning in illegal[…]
Three suspects, aged 17, 18, and 19, have been arrested in connection with the death of an 11-year-old boy in alleged gang violence in Kraaifontein in Cape Town this week, the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the Western Cape said on Saturday. On Friday, SAPS detectives attached to the[…]
A police officer briefly appeared in the Springbok Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on charges of theft and defeating the ends of justice. Constable Kadri Cohen, 24, is accused of involvement in the theft of a state firearm in 2016 at Nababeep police station in the Northern Cape, police spokesperson Nomthandazo[…]
Footage has emerged of EFF leader Julius Malema appearing to fire what looks like an assault rifle at an EFF after-party rally over the weekend. However, EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi denied that it was a real firearm. The political party celebrated its 5th anniversary at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in[…]
Has the firearms control act succeeded in bringing down lives lost to gun violence? As the race issue took centre-stage this week, a group of youth experienced racism first hand, and were even confronted with a fire-arm whilst holidaying in Knysna over the past week. The group was allegedly confronted[…]
The portfolio committee on police, along with different stakeholders in the firearms sector are gathering this week in Parliament to discuss potential amendments to the country’s current firearms legislation. This comes amidst an increase in both legal and illegal firearms in the public sphere, and the need for better regulations[…]
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