Mpuma 8 appear over firearms

2012-11-26 21:15


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Johannesburg - Eight men accused of the unlawful possession of firearms appeared in the Delmas Magistrate's Court on Monday, Mpumalanga police said.

Spokesperson Leonard Hlathi said they would again appear in court on 10 December for a bail application.

Police, acting on a tip-off, arrested them at a house in Delmas on Saturday night.

The property was searched and four loaded firearms were found.

They were also wanted for crimes committed in Gauteng.

Police would investigate to see whether they could be linked to other crimes.

The guns were sent for ballistic tests.

The eight were named as Johannes Kriek, 37, Siphelele Buthelezi, 27, Lucky Zulu, 39, Themba Khoza, 22, Nhlanhla Dlamini, 35, Dumisani Mythont, 30, Jabu Motau, 37, and Mbongiseni Dlamini, 31.

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