SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS TO BE GIVEN ANOTHER CHANCE TO HAND IN ILLEGAL FIREARMS

SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS TO BE GIVEN ANOTHER CHANCE TO HAND IN ILLEGAL FIREARMS

The SAPS will again give South Africans the chance to give up their illegal and legal firearms.

Parliament’s police portfolio committee on Tuesday said that it will consider a firearms amnesty following a request from the Minister of Police.

Chairperson Francois Beukman says that following the committee’s consideration of the request, the matter will be forwarded to the National Assembly for approval.

“As per calls from the amnesty, previously a lot of people with illegal firearms handed them in because maybe people who retired or people who didn’t want them anymore.

“There’s still a huge number. We will have to see in the next round how people respond to this call.”

It won’t be the first time that the police offers South Africans a firearm amnesty.

In 2004, the police embarked on a three-month amnesty period where over 80,000 legal and illegal firearms were handed over.

The police committee has emphasised that strict control measures must be in place when members of the public hand over firearms during the amnesty.

The new dates proposed are from 1 September 2018 to 28 February 2019.

Babalo Ndenze / EWN

Facebook Comments

About author

Nigerians in South Africa
Nigerians in South Africa 1705 posts

We are about democracy, human rights, public opinion, political behavior, civil rights and policy aimed at improving the human condition, with a focus on African countries.

You might also like

MUGABE ‘PREPARING TO STEP DOWN’ – SENIOR SOURCE

Reports indicate that soldiers have taken over Zimbabwe’s ZBC state broadcaster, compounding speculation of a coup against President Robert Mugabe, 93. Follow Live updates. Comrade Maj. Gen Sibisiso's press statement

JEFF JAMES SPIN HUB AT GOG GARDENS SET TO TAKE SPINNING OFF THE STREETS

• Launches in Protea Glen Soweto 25 August • Named after the township spinning Legend Jeff James • Legal & Safe, ditching the stigma of the past Protea Glen, Johannesburg

Entertainment 0 Comments

MR AND MRS OGUNYOYE SAY THIS WAS THEIR SUPER, SUPER, PERFECT WEDDING.

Tracy had just stepped out of the salon, when she met David, who was also coming out from a restaurant that was adjacent to the salon. He approached her and

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply