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.

  • Bob - 2011-12-06 22:16

    Holy cow....Rambo is in town!

  • Michael - 2011-12-06 23:06

    He's not a Hitman, he's a shooter for hire. I agree with Adam, where is his sniper rifle ?

      johan.j.groenewald - 2011-12-07 08:28

      well he cant be a very good hitman. Shotguns are so messy and no skill required. Definitely not someone I would want to employ.

  • George - 2011-12-07 06:42

    Chuck Norris broke it

  • Craig - 2011-12-07 09:45

    Just a point of intrest with referance to shot guns, said weapons can not be tested in the normal way it terms of balsistic testing as there is no rifeling, if they can not recover cases to match against type of shot/ammo used a match is almost impossible.

      richard.hipkin - 2011-12-07 14:09

      I doubt they will test the shotguns anyway. It will be the R5 they more than likely interested in... A weapon used frequently in CIT and business robberies.

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