Limpopo police seize 608 firearms
Johannesburg - More than 600 people have been declared unfit to possess firearms in Limpopo, police said on Wednesday.
This has resulted in 608 firearms being seized, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.
"The escalating number of people owning firearms was becoming a headache for the police because those firearms were being used to commit crimes," Mulaudzi said.
The police embarked on operations to clampdown on the misuse and illegal possession of firearms on October 1 this year,
"Most of the firearms seized were domestic violence-related... and the licences to possess firearms were withdrawn."
Mulaudzi said more operations were planned for the festive season.