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KZN traditional leader arrested with five guns, ammo, linked to two cases of attempted murder

The suspect, 37, was arrested for unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition as well as for failing to safeguard firearms. Picture: SAPS

The suspect, 37, was arrested for unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition as well as for failing to safeguard firearms. Picture: SAPS

Published Jun 29, 2022

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Durban — A KwaZulu-Natal traditional leader has appeared in court after he was found with five guns and ammunition.

The suspect appeared before the Nyoni Magistrate’s Court on June 28, 2022, for unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition.

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Bail was granted and he will appear before the court on August 30, 2022.

Police spokesperson Constable Thenjiswa Ngcobo said the traditional leader was arrested in the early hours of Tuesday morning during a multi-disciplinary operation at Macambini Reserve in Nyoni, northern KZN.

A search warrant was obtained and police proceeded to Macambini Reserve where the suspect lived. During a search of the house police found two rifles, two pistols, a pellet gun and 189 rounds of ammunition. Picture: SAPS

Ngcobo said that a search warrant was obtained and police proceeded to Macambini Reserve where the suspect lived.

“During a search of the house police found two rifles, two pistols, a pellet gun and 189 rounds of ammunition,” Ngcobo said.

She said that the suspect, 37, was arrested for unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition as well as for failing to safeguard firearms.

“A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is linked to two cases of attempted murder that were reported at Nyoni SAPS between February and March 2021,” Ngcobo said.

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