Hein Kaiser
Journalist
2 minute read
24 May 2021
5:21 am

Cele’s gun control changes would be ‘a Mensa move’, says hijacking victim 

Hein Kaiser

'The minister smartly wants to disarm citizens who are already losing everything, including many of their lives, thanks to criminals', the victim, also a DA councillor, said.

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"Wake Up, Bheki Cele.” East Rand Democratic Alliance councillor Simon Lapping sent this angry message to the police minister, who wants to lower the crime rate by taking guns away from ordinary citizens. A bloody attempted hijacking in broad daylight nearly cost him and friend Mark Jansen van Rensburg their lives on Saturday. A bullet, that passed through Jansen van Rensburg’s leg, was recovered and found to be of standard law enforcement issue – a FMJ (full metal jacket) round used by the SA Police Service (Saps) and military. Lapping sardonically pointed out the mooted changes to gun control would...