Suspect arrested for possession of illegal firearm in Eastridge, Mitchells plain
WESTERN CAPE - Observant Mitchells Plain SAPS members who were conducting crime prevention patrols in in Dassie Street, Eastridge, Mitchells Plain arrested a 36-year-old man who was in possession of an illegal firearm.
On Tuesday 2021-03-02 at about 06:60 the members were busy with patrols in Dassie Street, Eastridge, Mitchells Plain, when they spotted a suspicious male.
They stopped and searched him and found a black and rusted
brown homemade firearm with red tape in his possession.
The suspect was arrested and on charges of possession of an illegal firearm.
The suspect is expected to appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrates Court once charged.
In an unrelated matter, members attached to the Crime Prevention Unit in Atlantis acted swiftly after a voice clip was received of a woman encouraging the community to partake in public violence.
Thorough investigation led to the recognition of the woman's voice and she was identified and tracked down.
On Tuesday (2021-03-02) at about 17:00 the 46-year-old suspect was arrested and detained at Atlantis police cells on charges of incitement to commit public violence.
Once charged, the suspect will appear before the Atlantis Magistrate's Court.
SAPS have a zero tolerance policy towards anyone who incite any type of violence.