Durban - A 36-year-old man is set to appear at the Mpumalanga Magistrates Court on charges of possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
The man is expected to make his first appearance in court on Friday.
Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane, a KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, said a multi-disciplinary intelligence driven police operation was conducted in the early hours of Thursday morning which led to the arrested of the man at Mtamuntengayo near Mpumalanga.
"Police received information that the man was in possession of firearms and an operation was launched. Police proceeded to the residence of the man and a search was conducted. During the search police seized a rifle; a revolver; three shotguns and 31 rounds of ammunition. The suspect was arrested and charged accordingly,"he said.
Recently, Police Minister Bheki Cele asked Parliament to approve another declaration of the firearm amnesty, to run for six months from October 2019.