Father, son bust with trunks of weapons

2012-10-12 22:11

Johannesburg - A father and son were arrested on Friday when an assortment of explosives, firearms and ammunition was found at their home in Waterfall, Hillcrest, near Durban, police said.

The cache included three trunks containing handguns, R5 and .303 assault rifles, stun grenades, anti-riot teargas and illumination flares, said Colonel Jay Naicker.

"The explosives unit and detectives were combing the scene for further possible recovery and the origins of the cache," he said.

Police were searching for documentary evidence in a fraud investigation when they found the arms cache.

The search was intensified when three M26 hand grenades were found in a safe on the property.

Two men, aged 57 and 26, were arrested at the scene.

They were expected to appear in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of unlawful possession of explosives, firearms and ammunition.

Police expected to make more arrests. Investigations were continuing.

  • christopher.shining - 2012-10-12 22:36

    Tip of the iceberg!

      Isobel Smith - 2012-10-13 01:37

      ya i hope this is the tip of the iceberg. that sunk the Titanic hope it sinks the corrupt nation ruling this country We wont go without a fight. who said what race they were. Think about it. we have a long road to travel, i hope we get there. this is a beautiful country why r we all fighting for it. We have it. let the rainbow shine for all.

  • christelle.james.7 - 2012-10-12 22:36

    Much more of this to come. Are people preparing for a murderous uprise against the travesties killing our country.

  • dave.ducker.3 - 2012-10-12 23:20

    yes te tip of the ice berg... we learnt some tricks from years gone bye ;)

  • Jacques - 2012-10-12 23:45

    Lank chilled. They were merely planning a trip to the beach, and bar sunblock and some beers, that's the most important thing to have!

  • gerry.gee.39 - 2012-10-12 23:53

    So? What's wrong with being security conscious?

  • - 2012-10-13 00:35

    Let's be sure of the facts before going overboard... ( an example was that poor guy in Durbanville who had a collection of air soft pellet guns- the Saps announced a major arms cache and ended up with the whole chicken on their face, never mind the ). We're the grenades live or the practice type which are legal. Illuminating flares are legal ( every yacht has them on board). Are the R5 and .303 licensed? Pepper spray aka riot gas is legal up to a certain quantity. The stun grenades however will be difficult to explain unless they are deactivated in which case they are legal...

      Leon Laubscher - 2012-10-13 06:38

      Thanks! At last, someone with some sense. Our political opinions often cloud our rational thought. It is very foolish to make racist and politically motivated assumptions without knowing the full story. Unfortunately this is exactly what has happened on the majority of commentary on most News24 articles. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of the ANC in any shape way or form, but critisism is only constructive if it is rationally justified

      terrylee.heuer - 2012-10-13 09:20

      Thank you buzz always nice to know that someone with an educated brain can point out some very valid points!!! The cops need to start worrying where their 1500 maybe more stolen guns are!!! And the SANDF must start worrying where their stolen ammunition is!! Thats a major concern for the public out there!!!

      dale.simmons.7921 - 2012-10-13 10:29

      A .303 is not an assault rifle. Huge exaggeration I think.

      hugh.robinson.56 - 2012-10-13 19:21

      Thank God there are people that are still sane and think.

  • Simon Lessing - 2012-10-13 03:21

    I'm actually sickened to see all these racist comments being posted here. Did any of you, who posted a comment about race, actually notice that this article never mentioned their race. The fact that you have brought race up, actually shows how racist you are yourselves.

  • ajaykumar.sewnarain - 2012-10-13 04:12

    Thank you Simon...someone with common sense at last. The people who have made these racist comments....both black, white or whatever your skin colour are the cancer in our society!

  • brendan.naiker - 2012-10-13 06:30

    I was initially shocked by the story of the arms, but then I started reading the comments - and well as usual it is even more shocking! The racism saddens me as a young man in this society! To think that many youngsters grow up with little to no prejudice just to have it re-inculcated in them by their elders once again! When things come full circle, its these people I feel sorriest for!

      kimard - 2012-10-13 08:04

      i see racism from both sides of the fence bro'

  • Erna - 2012-10-13 06:35

    Racism and unhappiness has increased vastly over the past few years, and its not so much the fault of the anc as the current leadership of the anc. In Mandela's time and even while Mbeki was president, there wasn't this rampant racism. So what changed? The introductio of Zuma and Malema!

      hugh.robinson.56 - 2012-10-13 19:31

      Erna I for one resent being named racist almost every day by someone in power. I resent being highly qualified with 20 years experience but cannot find a job because of EE. I resent being blamed for every irresponsible act of government and that they have fail to maintain a reasonable standard in anything. I resent the fact that I have to make excuses for almost every wanton act from rape to theft because the perp was black. Now am I racist or a realist when I voice my opinion as I see it.

  • Sakhiwo - 2012-10-13 07:55

    Yindoda leyo nalo nyana wayo.Situations outside force a man to have these things.I don't blame them

  • kimard - 2012-10-13 08:05

    besides who said they were white??

      lerato.kay.3 - 2012-10-13 10:27

      They are AWB members

  • LouisBok - 2012-10-13 08:11

    Ahhh V Jay and D Jay Singh from Punjabi finally behind bars! Well done Crows or Eagles or Falcons,x scorpions.

  • sasekile - 2012-10-13 08:12

    The article never mentioned race but as usual, this forum turned it into a race issue. We seem to condem and condone based on the skin colour of the perpetrator, when are we going to learn wrong is wrong? Nxa!

  • ChasLotter - 2012-10-13 08:51

    303 assault rifles? Get your facts right, News24! No such thing exists. A 303 rifle is a bolt action rifle, not an assault rifle.

      bongile.langa - 2012-10-13 10:17

      @Chasl: talking from experience huh!

      magnus.j.vanvuuren - 2012-10-13 16:44

      @bongile no dude its common sense that a .303 is a bolt action rifle from which planet are you not knowing that is there something else you want to say or imply

  • helmut.smrz - 2012-10-13 09:08

    All of you make me sick

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-13 10:12

    Getting ready for doomsday?.

  • mart.botha - 2012-10-13 10:14

    This is an extremely good thing. More effort must be put into ridding this country of illegal firearms''. Why are we not offering the public rewards for information leading to the recovery of these weapons...even double the reward for the successful prosecution of the felons. The best way to fight the criminals is to make their family, friends and acquaintences turn against them. Never forget that a firearm or explosive in the hands of a criminal gives him an unrealistic feeling of could just be that without the weapon his confidence would not be so high and he may then not do it.

  • kagiso.sebolai - 2012-10-13 10:20

    Terrorists.......atleast m ready for any action.........evrytime i reads comments on News 24 i see so much so called cristians

  • Tshepo Gwamanda - 2012-10-13 10:21

    I'm so disappointed with News24, this is desktop journalism at its worse kind!! Its actually more like copy and paste journalism!!! News24 reports on what other news agencies had written!!! I found this exact article on word for word!!! here's a link!!!

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-10-13 10:23

    Hang them, or better off necklace them!

  • caroline.vorster - 2012-10-13 10:35

    All you racist folk should be ashamed to call yourselves South African. You are the dregs of our society and I pray to God you don't have innocent children to pass your hatred and bigotry on to. Get a life, you stupid, ignorant excuses for human beings. This is not about colour, it's about crime!! You make me sick!

  • trevor.leon.5 - 2012-10-13 10:42

    ebony and ivory, living together in harmony,NOT!!

  • Tshepo Gwamanda - 2012-10-13 10:47

    I don't understand the debate about race, these people were preparing for war that's all we know at this point in time!!! black or white they must go rot in jail!!! But you gotta admit that this sounds more like white people!! where on earth would black people get such a huge cache of arms!!!? Black people wouldn't even know where to go to get those weapons, they would probably go to Makro and order them over the counter and get asses arrested!!! This is definitely white tendencies to me!!!! I mean you go back to apartheid days, boeremag and AWB and a few white terrorists on this site!!! This is the sort of thing they would do all the time!!!! Black people NEVER!!!! hehehehehehehehehe!!!

      gerrit.dupreez.58 - 2012-10-13 12:04


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  • lovenergy - 2012-10-13 10:51

    Whilst all my fellow news24 commentators fight like rabid dogs about race, I would like to know where they got the POLICE issue R5's?

  • bushruna - 2012-10-13 11:54

    hate breeds hate and fortunately love breeds love so all u racist and narrow minded war mongerers just get over yourselves there are young educated people in this country who are tired of all ur racist bagage, apartied this black people that, I really dont care I just want a happy and prosperous life for all south africans, its not the blacks or the whites its the old mindsets and I think its time the youth rise up and lead this country, with wisdom and dignity.

      Christopher Steenkamp - 2012-10-14 01:27

      Bravo sir, gold star rant.

  • michele.lavagna - 2012-10-13 15:14

    honestly, what the hell do you expect. It's not about racism, it's fact that every time I open up my front door with my little toddler next to me there is some African man there demanding something. My little toddler can't play in her own garden & we can't go for a walk after 5pm or before 7am. I feel like a caged animal and my little girl has to be raised in these conditions. This is total BS, it's not fair to anyone. Read the freaking news about how a 82 year old women was raped, how a father was shot shielding his daughter, how a toddler was raped. It's not about color no child should be raised in this environment. Things need to change!

  • sonstrale - 2013-07-04 23:07

    There are a lot of decent police officers in South Africa doing there work to the best of their ability and we thank them for it.Crime affects all of us colour doesn't matter.We must just pray that more criminals get caught and that they stay behind bars.

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