791 unlicensed firearms recovered in Mpumalanga in 10 months

South African Police Service

791 unlicensed firearms recovered in Mpumalanga in 10 months
791 unlicensed firearms recovered in Mpumalanga in 10 months

The Provincial Commissioner of the police in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma hereby applauds the community and the various role players for working closely with the police in the fight against crime.

Applaud by the Provincial Commissioner, comes after a total of 791 unlicensed firearms were confiscated by the police and 524 people arrested since the beginning of the year to date.

Some of these firearms were confiscated while the suspects were in the act of committing crime as well as through various police operations.

General Zuma indicated that creating a safe and secure environment for all people in South Africa is the primary responsibility of the South African Police Service. In so doing, the police will continue to work tirelessly without fear, favour or prejudice in removing anything or person that threatens or endangers the lives of the community.

This is evident from the number of firearms confiscated as well as suspects arrested.

“The recovery of one firearm has the potential of saving lives and contributes in decreasing violent crime, especially trio and contact crimes. The collaborative efforts by all relevant role players are the reason behind these good successes achieved thus far. We further urge people to assist police in making the country safe and secure by reporting illegal firearms, including those who are negligent in handling their firearms”, said General Zuma.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service