Suspect in court for possession of illegal firearm

2016-02-10 06:00
 Photo: supplied The deceased estate firearm and ammunition recovered by the KwaDukuza SAPS in the Madundube area on Sunday.

Photo: supplied The deceased estate firearm and ammunition recovered by the KwaDukuza SAPS in the Madundube area on Sunday.

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THE KwaDukuza SAPS recovered a deceased estate firearm and ammunition in the Madundube area on Sunday.

Mduduzi Bhekani Gumede (32) was arrested for the illegal possession of the firearm and ammunition. He appeared in the KwaDukuza Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 8 February.

KwaDukuza SAPS spokesperson, warrant officer Johannes Khoza urged members of the public to adhere to the law with regards to deceased estate firearms.

“We appeal to the community to hand over such firearms to the nearest police station because these firearms [might end up] in the wrong hands,” he said.

Khoza said such firearms can also be handed over to a dealer or they can be sold to an individual who must apply for the firearm.

He said the family of the deceased may also apply for the firearm if the applicant does not have a criminal record.

“When a person applies for a firearm licence they must declare any previous criminal records,” he added.

Khoza said there is an increase in the number of reported crimes of common assault and assault GBH (grievous bodily harm). One case of common assault and four of GBH were reported over the weekend.

He said in most instances those implicated in such crimes are usually under the influence of alcohol.

Khoza added that some of these are domestic violence cases which he called indoor crimes.

He said some women do report domestic violence and apply for protection orders, and in some instances the courts intervene and decide that the in question couple should live separately.

He said in some cases the couple would later decide to resolve their differences and reconcile however the violence would resume.

“Rape is also prevalent in domestic violence cases,” Khoza said.
“People who are served with a protection order must stick to the decision taken by the family court,” he added.

He said domestic violence is physically, psychologically and financially damaging.

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