Provincial Commissioner warns community to stop playing with Firearms at funerals The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma, is perturbed by incidences where gun taunting individuals often fire shots randomly at funerals.
Another incident recently took place over the weekend.
individuals become trigger happy and discharge Firearms totally disregarding the law and lives of other funeral attendees or chi ldren.
General Zuma therefore condemns such incidences in the strongest terms and indicated that such dangerous actions must not be supported.
"Bereaved families must assist police and not allow criminals to discharge Firearms during funerals of their loved ones, irrespective of how the deceased behaved while still alive.
The condemnation by General Zuma comes after four men and a woman were arrested on Saturday, 19 September 2020, by the Tactical Response Team members.
The suspects are alleged to have attended a funeral at Masoyi Trust.
Their arrest came after police received damning reports about certain individuals who were busy firing shots at a
funeral claiming they were bidding farewell to their friend.
In that regard, police followed this information and cornered the suspects at Hazyview, whereupon searching them, police found two unlicensed Firearms loaded with ammunition.
Yesterday, 21 September 2020, the villains made their first appearance at the White River Magistrate's Court, where they were all remanded in custody until Friday, 25 September 2020.
Sfiso Mkhabela 31 years old, Sipho Khoza 36, Sendra Ngwenya 33, Sizwe Johannes Mkhabela 26 and Eulanda Mlimi 28, were all not asked to plea hence they were sent packing back to custody.