Two Police officials to appear in court

On Thursday, 25 January 2018 two suspects who are police officials aged 30 and 35 are expected to appear in the Rustenburg Magistrates' Court for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

The pair's court appearance emanates from their apprehension at about 12:15 on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 in Rustenburg. They were arrested after the police stopped and searched a suspicious vehicle with two occupants; a male and female. During the search, a computer box, 38 special revolver with a filed off serial number, live ammunition and a cartridge were found inside the vehicle.

According to information available at this stage, the suspects were arrested after failing to account for the items that were found inside the vehicle. It was determined during questioning of the suspects that they are both police officials stationed at Rustenburg Local Criminal Record Centre and Dobsonville respectively. The duo will also face internal departmental investigation.

The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane commended the members who effected the arrest and said that this will serve as an indication that we will not hesitate to deal with our own members who are involved in criminal activities. She further said that the committing of crime by few members will never be accepted as that undermines a sterling work done by committed members of the South African Police Service.

Source: South African Police Service