Taxi commuter in court for unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition

Bonginkosi Sdudlu (30), appeared in the Scottburgh Magistrates’ Court today,  September 7, on charges of being in unlawful possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. The case has been remanded  to September 15, for a bail application hearing.

It is alleged that Sergeant Senzo Colin Gcwensa of the Scottburgh SAPS was performing crime prevention duties on Wednesday,  September 6, at approximately 2:45pm when he stopped a taxi on the north-bound carriageway of the N2 freeway at Scottburgh.

The taxi was transporting commuters from the Eastern Cape to Durban. One of the passengers began behaving suspiciously and the policeman’s instincts told him to search the man who was found to be in possession of a Taurus Pistol loaded with ten rounds of ammunition.

The firearm was seized as an exhibit and Sdudlu was promptly placed under arrest and detained until his first appearance at the court today.

Major General Sethenya Agnes Nxamagele, the Ugu Cluster Commander, extolled the excellent work done by Sergeant Gcwensa.

“Dedication and hard work always yield positive results. I am pleased that another firearm has been removed from our streets. We will have it tested to see if it had been used in the commission of any other offences,” said General Nxamagele.

Captain Vincent Pandarum : SAPS Communication Officer

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