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Passenger arrested for illegal possession of firearm returns to court on Tuesday

By Libuseng Nyaka

HARRISMITH-A-36-year old man from Estcourt in KwaZulu- Natal who appeared briefly before Harrismith magistrate court  on  charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition on Tuesday , was released on bail of R1000.

Vincent Mayaba is expected to be back in court on April 8, 2022.

According to police report ,Mayaba was  travelling on a taxi from Kwazulu-Natal on Monday March 1, when  he was arrested at the road block at N3 conducted by police  during their crime prevention campaign.

“On February 28, 2022, at around 10:20 the rapid rail police unit deployed at Harrsimith conducted a stop and search on N3 at Emoyeni with the aim of addressing various crime depended on police actions. Apparently , they stopped a minibus taxi with GP registration number on the north bound headed on Gauteng province .Whilst busy searching the passengers , they came across the certain passenger  from Estcourt who was in possession of a  Norinco  9mm firearm pistol with serial number visible and one magazine with five bullets,” police disclosed.

Mophiring said, Mayaba failed to produce  a  license  to possess such a firearm and was arrested while firearm was sized as exhibit and for further ballistic analysis.