Wednesday, 02 January 2019
Phuthaditjhaba: A 40 year old Ethiopian man with a South African citizenship, has been arrested for allegedly possessing unlicensed firearm and ammunitions at Chris Hani Park section in Qwaqwa.
On 19 December 2018, the Phuthaditjhaba Crime Intelligence and Mounted Unit followed information with regard to the suspect in possession of firearm. On arrival at the said place, the suspect set the dogs on the police in a quest to deter them, but did not succeed.
The police managed to search the shack where he sleeps whilst looking after his heard of livestock. They found a 9mm Norinco Star pistol with serial numbers filed off and three live rounds.
The suspect was arrested and will appear before Tseki Magistrate court facing charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.