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Police to clamp down on gun salutes in Ladysmith

Funerals will be profiled and stricter measures will be implemented at those funerals where gun salutes are expected

Police have vowed to intensify operations to clamp down on the firing of gun salutes at funerals.

This follows the death of a person on Sunday, April 30, in Ekuvukeni.

The 30-year-old man was attending a funeral at Rockcliff Cemetery when people at the funeral fired gunshots into the air. One of the bullets struck the deceased in the face and he was rushed to a nearby clinic, but died en-route.

The deceased has been identified as Sibonginhlanhla Mduduzi Goodenough Vilakazi and police are in the process of trying to identify and trace the people who fired the gunshots at the funeral.

A case of murder has been opened.

Also read: Police to clamp down on gun salutes at funerals

Funerals will be profiled and stricter measures will be implemented at those funerals where gun salutes are expected. This will include searching people and vehicles at funerals.

Firm action will be taken against those found in possession of firearms at these funerals. Police will also be checking for stolen cars that are used for the spinning of tyres at the funerals of criminals.

“We will act against those who are in possession of illegal firearms, as well as those who use their legal firearms to fire gun salutes. Legal firearm owners will be declared unfit to possess a firearm. People need to realise that when you fire a gun into the air, the projectile travels back down at the same speed as it would when you fire a shot directly at someone,” say police.

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