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ACCUSED REMANDED IN CUSTODY FOR POSSESSION OF UNLICENSED FIREARM: KWAZULU-NATAL
2021/08/23      |  Written By:  Captain S Mhlongo   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

KWAZULU-NATAL – On Thursday, 19 August 2021 Sandile Shazi (41) briefly appeared in the Ezingolweni Magistrates' Court for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Police received information about a suspect who was in possession of an unlicensed firearm at Emahlabathini area in KwaNyuswa and a joint operation was conducted by the Port Shepstone based Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation, Tactical Response Team and Public Order Police.

They proceeded to the said residence and upon searching the place, a 9mm pistol with a round of ammunition was found. Shazi was immediately placed under arrest and charged accordingly.

The recovered firearm will be sent for ballistic test to ascertain if it was used in the commission of any crime in the country. His case was postponed to 30 August 2021 for a formal bail application.