Police in Calcutta arrested a 26-year-old man on charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
According to the information, members of the police at Calcutta attended a complaint at Marite near Hazyview after being informed that two trucks were allegedly hijacked and reportedly used to blockade the R40 Road where people were protesting.
Upon arrival at the scene the members were diverting motorists to use alternative routes when members noticed a suspicious Toyota Yaris with seven occupants. The vehicle was stopped by the members and upon searching the occupants, they discovered that one of the men was in possession of a pistol with a magazine loaded with ammunition. The serial number of the firearm was filled off and the man reportedly failed to produce the license thereof. He was then arrested and charged accordingly. The firearm will undergo ballistic testing to determine whether it was not used in the commission of crime elsewhere.
The suspect, identified as Sesaye Feleka has since appeared in the Mkhuhlu Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 24 June 2022 facing the said charges. He was granted bail of R3000 and the case was postponed for further investigation.
The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela was elated with the pace in which members are working, specifically in the proliferation of firearms in the society.
Brigadier Selvy Mohlala
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