Police dept requests extension on firearm amnesty period from parliament

The outcome of the police department’s application will be communicated in due course. The department of police has written to parliament to request an extension on the firearm amnesty period after noticing a sharp decline in voluntary handovers during the lockdown.

Speaking during an update on the levels of compliance and adherence to the Covid-19 lockdown regulations under Level 4, Police Minister Bheki Cele said this decline could be due to the limited mobility under Level 4 and 5 as handing in of firearms is not an essential service.

Firearm amnesty is one of the police department’s many interventions aimed at curbing the proliferation of illegal firearms with the hope of bringing down the serious and violent crimes that may happen as a result of the circulation of these items.

“Since December, firearms and ammunition were handed in their thousands, and then in April, only 385 were handed in. We appreciate the over 16,000 surrendered firearms thus far, including 795 estate firearms, as well as over 140,000 ammunition handed in.”

“With the Firearm Amnesty period about to expire at the end of this month, we have been receiving a number of inquiries on whether or not this will be extended.”

The outcome of the police department’s application will be communicated in due course.

In other news – Uzalo actor Sbu has found love and She is a politician

SABC1’s Uzalo actor Simphiwe Majozi has found love in the arms of Elundini local municipality DA councilor Kekeletso Mahlelebe.


Majozi is famous for the comical role he plays as Sbusiso “Sbu” Rememberance Makhathini in the SABC1 drama series aired on weekdays at 20.30 pm. The much-liked and popular drama has since ran out of episodes because no shooting was taking place during the Coronavirus lockdown. continue reading

Source: The Citizen

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