Gun owner wants Cele jailed

2010-08-05 23:26

Pretoria – A business consultant is asking the North Gauteng High Court to send national police commissioner Bheki Cele, to prison for 30 days, for the alleged disregard of a court order to make a decision about his firearm licence.

Nicolaas Korb, from Irene, Centurion, alleges in court papers that the registrar of firearms and Cele were “purposely or alternatively grossly negligent” by not abiding by a court order issued by Judge Natvarial Ranchod on March 2.

According to court documents, Cele is the registrar. The summons was served on the registrar’s office on March 10.

Ranchod ordered that the registrar has a further month’s grace period to consider Korb’s application for a licence for a .22 rifle.

This means Korb should have been informed before or on April 10 whether his application had been successful or not – four years after it was submitted.

According to the documents, Sylvia Khumalo of the central firearm register’s call centre on Wednesday confirmed to George Nell, Korb’s legal representative, that his licence has not yet been approved.

According to Korb he did everything within his power to bring the summons under the attention of the registrar as well as Cele, but there was still “a refusal and/or failure” to comply with a “simple order”.

The court documents state he initially applied for the licence on December 14 2005 at the Lyttleton police station.

Start all over

When he checked in middle-2006, he was told he hadn’t paid the necessary fees. According to Korb he has since repeatedly submitted copies of receipts with the police.

On June 21 2007 Christel Viljoen told Korb they couldn’t find any evidence of his payment, and that he had to follow the process from the beginning again.

He refused to do so and asked Nell to at least take up the matter with the minister.

According to court documents a letter was served to the registrar of firearms by hand on September 11 last year, in which he is told to give Korb’s application final consideration.

Nell also served the letter on the office of the minister of police on September 25 last year.

In a last-ditch attempt to get “the necessary reaction”, Korb sent the sheriff with a copy of the court order to serve on Jaco Bothma, head of the central firearm register.

The case was also repeatedly discussed with Jenny Irish-Qhobosheane, secretary of police.

A copy of the court order was handed over on June 24 to a task team which was to investigate problems with the execution of the Firearms Act and which Nell was invited to address.

According to Korb, he was under the impression that his case would be taken up by Nathi Mthethwa, minister of police, to prevent “possible embarrassment” for the minister and the chief of police.

“Even this attempt, has not produced a positive reaction yet,” according to Korb’s statement.

 

Read more on:    sapf  |  bheki cele  |  service delivery
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
 

DA chatting up EFF ahead of elections

The DA in Gauteng is flirting with the Economic Freedom Fighters ahead of the elections, in what could end up as a coalition of strange bedfellows.

 
 

Latest elections multimedia

Why Jack Parow wants you to vote on 7 May
The ad the SABC doesn't want to air
Elections 2014 in one cartoon
This year's election posters
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Thursday Sir Lowry's Pass - 05:35 AM
    Road name: Old Sir Lowrys Pass Road
    TRAFFIC LIGHTS not working at Bezweni Road
  • Thursday Cape Town - 05:35 AM
    Road name: Buitengracht Street
    TRAFFIC LIGHTS not working at Waterkant Street
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Get many eggs in one basket!

Gaming bundles: 2 Super Hits games for R99, 3 Disney games for R99 and more + exclusive accessory bundles only available on kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Up to 25% off electronics

Buy top electronics and save up to 25%. Such as kalahari.com’s 1# selling product the gobii eReader, Patriot X Porter flash drive, Asus Nexus 7” 3G tablet, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Lenovo G580 Notebook and many more. Shop now!

DStv HD PVR Decoder now R949

The DStv HD PVR Decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality. Now R949, save R550. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Nokia C3

The Nokia C3 Features a 2+ Megapixel Camera, A2DP, Bluetooth,...

From R1175.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You may be good at organising events but they do take their toll on your energy levels. You may need some time out today just to...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.