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2023/08/15      |  Written By:  Brigadier S Mohlala   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

Nelspruit: 14 August 2023 - Two suspects aged 67 and 50 years were brought to book on the day the Mpumalanga Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela launched the Provincial Operation Shanela at Acornhoek on Friday 11 August 2023.

The two suspects were nabbed after police reacted on a tip-off of an unlicensed firearm. Police operationalised the information and headed to Clara Village in Mhala where the two suspects were found in possession of an unlicensed hunting rifle, seven live ammunition as well as ten bush knives. The suspects could not produce a firearm licence or permit to possess such a firearm hence they were arresting. They are expected to appear in Mhala Regional Court today, Monday 14 August 2023.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela indicated that this was a good start for the operation in the province and promised to make Mpumalanga a crime free Province. "We do not care about one's age, if a person is found to be on the wrong side of the law, we will do what is expected of us," concluded the General.