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2022/07/25      |  Written By:  Sergeant L Lefakane   |   Province:  Gauteng

Through good partnership and commitment to fight and bridge the gap between the police and the community of Bekkersdal, the good relation paid off  when the community of Mandela section in Bekkersdal called the police after they caught a 25-year-old Lesotho national female selling live ammunition along the streets.

It is alleged that on Thursday the 21 July 2022 at 16:00pm the community was gathering as a forum discussing their community issues when they were alerted by one of the community members that there was a women carrying a plastic and was busy selling live ammunition.

The group immediately cornered the lady and upon searching her they indeed found live ammunition inside a plastic bag. When asked about the ammunition she said it belonged to his boyfriend. They further took her to her place and more ammunition, a firearm, rubber bullets, security hand cuffs and ammunition belt was found and seized. The police were immediately informed and the probe to trace the boyfriend was done with no success. However investigation is underway.

The woman was arrested and will be charged with possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition, possession of suspected stolen properties and for the contravention of immigration Act as she has no documentation to be the country. She is expected to appear before the Westonaria Magistrate court soon.

The Station Commander Colonel Phumelele Matamela gave praise to the community and further appreciated the fact that they did not take matters into their own hands. They handed the suspect to the police without any harm. "This is a sign of a good working relation, working together we can do more." she added.