Thursday; 23 April 2020

Thaba Nchu: A 20-year-old male will appear in the Thaba`Nchu Magistrate court soon on a charge of alleged possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition. The suspect was arrested yesterday afternoon at his parental home.

On the 22 April 2020, Detective Constable Seleke Maoke and Detective Maswabi Mabuya, received a tipoff about a man who was in possession of an unlicensed firearm. The two members acted swiftly and went to a house at Mokwena Section; in Selosesha; Thaba Nchu.

On arrival, they met the suspect and upon interrogation, he confirmed that a firearm is inside the house. The unlicensed firearm was found behind a mirror on a wall. It was a pistol with four live rounds and two magazines.

The firearm was confiscated and will be sent for ballistic testing to ensure that it was not used in commission of a crime. The lawful owner of the firearm will also be traced.