Gun owner wants Cele jailed

2010-08-05 23:26

kalahari.com

  • Police Corruption
    Policing and corruption are inseparable. This book argues that police corruption is not one thing,... Now R668.00
    buy now
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

Oscar's date with destiny

2014-10-20 21:02
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
/Sport
 

Watch: 5 skills to improve your BMX riding

Learn some great skills that will help your riding on the road and on the track.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Tips on how to set your fitness goals
This all-terrain vehicle is badass!
The TRUTH about painkillers and exercise
WIN! Where were you when you last felt alive?

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Deal of the week!

Save R1200 on the Samsung 48” smart full HD LED television now only R8799. Buy now!

Toys 4 for the price of 3

Buy 4 toys and get the cheapest FREE! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing prices – As seen on TV

Get mind blowing prices on 1000’s of products! Shop now.

Save 20% on Nivea beauty products!

Buy any two Nivea beauty products and save 20%. 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

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a strong social and romantic overtone that plays its way into your day. It may get stronger later in the day when the...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.