Traditional healer arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms

DURBAN – Yesterday in the early hours of the morning, police conducted a multi-disciplinary operation at Macambini Reserve in Nyoni. They received intelligence regarding a traditional leader who was in unlawful possession of firearms.

A search warrant was obtained and police proceeded to Macambini Reserve where the suspect resided. During a search of the house police found two rifles, two pistols, a pellet gun and one hundred and 89 rounds of ammunition. The 37-year-old suspect was arrested for unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition as well as for failing to safeguard firearms. A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is linked to two cases of attempted murder that were reported at Nyoni SAPS between February and March 2021.

The suspect appeared before the Nyoni Magistrate’s Court on 28 June 2022 for unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. Bail was granted and he will appear before court on 30 August 2022.

Source: South African Police Service