Men in court for stolen army ammo

2013-07-17 08:47

(File) (Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Two men accused of dealing in stolen army ammunition have appeared in the Lenasia Magistrate's Court, The Star reported on Wednesday.

Charges against Dave Sheer Guns director Gareth de Nysschen and general manager Efthimios Demis Karamitsos were provisionally withdrawn on a technicality on Tuesday, the prosecutor reportedly told the newspaper.

The men, who were arrested at OR Tambo International Airport last week, were charged again and returned to court to apply for bail.

Annelene van den Heever, representing the two men, reportedly said this gave them a case against the military police and the prosecutor.

De Nysschen's bail was opposed and the State asked that his bail application be postponed to Friday.

Van den Heever asked the prosecutor what else would be investigated.

"Is it because a man called Paul O'Sullivan is whispering nonsense in their ears?" she asked.

O'Sullivan was reportedly investigating allegations of police bribery at Dave Sheer Guns.

He is the investigator who worked on the dossier for the case against convicted drug dealer Glenn Agliotti and former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi, who was convicted of corruption.

According to The Star, Martin Hood, representing the gun shop, said O'Sullivan had sent him an SMS accusing him of defaming him.

Two soldiers accused of the illegal sale army ammunition and the son of one of the soldiers were also in the dock, the newspaper reported.

The son's bail application was set down for Friday, while the soldiers' case was postponed to 20 August.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    johannesburg publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Jones: Japan can be 'team of the tournament'
Tuilagi gets punishment cut
As it happened: New Zealand 47-9 Tonga
Fourie: Boks can't be in a better position
Traffic Alerts

The phrase for today is:”Out of the blue.” Expect the unexpected and work with the changeable energy. Your intuition is more

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


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 network.


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.