KwaZulu-Natal 'hitman' arrested

2011-12-06 21:30

Johannesburg - A man was arrested at the Manhlanhla Reserve in Nongoma, near Vryheid, on Tuesday for the unlawful possession of seven firearms, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Police received a tip-off about a 36-year-old heavily armed suspected hitman and went to his house, Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge said.

"The interview led to the recovery of three assault rifles - an AK-47, a R1 and a R5 - on the premises. Two shotguns, two 9mm pistols and 862 live rounds of ammunition for different firearms were also recovered."

The man was arrested and police confiscated the firearms, which would be sent to ballistics for further investigation.

He would appear soon in the Nongoma Magistrate's Court.

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