The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) is elated by the arrest of 28 suspects who were in possession of illegal firearms which include AK47 rifles, 303 rifles, R1 rifles and 9 mm pistols. This important breakthrough took place last Friday around the Greytown area in Kwa Zulu-Natal.
For whatever reasons the guns were meant for, we are of the view that this seizure has definitely spared the lives of our Police officers and civilians. Both have severely suffered at the hand of these merciless criminal elements. The many Police killings, burglaries and hijackings in the province and beyond have mainly been committed through the utilisation of illegal firearms.
We continue to appeal with communities to work closely with the Police in exposing and eradicating all illegal weapons from our communities for the promotion of safer environments.
Issued by POPCRU on 11/05/2015