Two KZN men in court for possession of illegal firearms

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Two men appeared in the Weenen Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday for being in possession of unlicensed guns and ammunition.

Zazele Zwane (53) and Mbongiseni Mdluli (52) have been remanded in custody until October 22, for a formal bail application.

According to KZN police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele, Pietermaritzburg Public Order Police ran an operation in the Manqomfini area in Weenen on Sunday.

“The team was following up on information about two men from Ezakheni who went to the Manqomfini area to pay lobola and who were carrying firearms.” She said police arrested the men as they returned to their homesteads.

“The suspects vehicle was intercepted and they were found in possession of two pistols with 23 rounds of ammunition.

“The two suspects were placed under arrest for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.”

She said an AK47 with 11 rounds of ammunition was also recovered.

“The firearm was found abandoned in the Weenen area. The recovered firearms will be subjected to ballistic testing.”

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