Citizen Reporter
1 minute read
1 Jan 2021
3:46 pm

Cops arrest two suspects in Khayelitsha over unlicensed guns

Citizen Reporter

They are expected to make a court appearance on Monday. 

A woman and a child explain to a police officer why they are still on the street after the new lockdown curfew, to help curb the spread of Covid-19, in Johannesburg on 29 December 2020. Picture: Wikus de Wet/AFP

All citizens were required by law to be in their homes by 9pm on New Year’s Eve, a major adjustment for most.

Those that complied, although protecting themselves and others from contracting Covid-19, ironically became targets for criminals with sinister ideas in mind. 

In the early hours of Friday morning, police officers in Khayelitsha saw two suspects lurking in a hired Nissan Almera. 

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The officers pulled the suspects over, and upon searching their vehicle, found two unlicensed 9mm pistols and ammunition. 

Two firearms and ammunition was confiscated by police. Picture: Supplied

Aside from contravening curfew times of the Disaster Management Act, the suspects were also charged with the possession of unlicensed firearms. 

They are expected to make a court appearance on Monday. 

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