Man arrested for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition

A 28 year old Zimbabwean man has appeared in Brits Magistrate’s Court on 14 August 2015 for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. The suspect was arrested on Thursday 13 August 2015 after he was found in possession of a pistol and 50 live ammunitions.

The success resulted from the positive tip off that the police received from the community alleging that the suspect was wandering around Broederstroom area in Hartbeespoortdam and he was suspiciously in possession of a firearm. The police pursued the information and that led to the recovery of a firearm and ammunition which were then confiscated and the suspect was detained.


The suspect appeared again on 21 August 2015 after the case was posteponed for bail application on 14 August 2015 and he (suspect) was remanded in custody.