Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Welkom: The 32 year old Matjhabeng Member of Mayoral Committee(MMC) for Community Safety and his 34 year old wife, appeared in the Welkom Magistrate court today; 28 April 2020, on two counts of possession of unlicensed firearms, two counts of possession of live ammunition and bribery.

They were released on R5000 bail and will appear again in court on the 03 June 2020.

This follows their arrest on the 23 April 2020 after an information led the Welkom POP Reaction Team led to a house in 2010 Village; Thabong, where the couple was found.

During the search, the police found a shotgun, a 9mm pistol, as well as live ammunition. The search continued to the suspect`s vehicles where more ammunition was found in one of the cars.

Whilst the police were busy with the investigation outside, the suspect allegedly approached some of the SAPS members and gave them a plastic bag containing an undisclosed amount of money, allegedly for them squash the case as he didn’t want to lose his MMC position.

The members refused the bribe and the couple was arrested. Investigation continues.