Tebogo Msimanga |
The Klerksdorp Magistrates’ Court the case postponed the case against eight suspects, who were arrested by the Jouberton police for serious offences, to 24 January 2023, for the verification of their addresses as well as profiling. Seven of them are being charged for possession of illegal firearms, possession of ammunition and possession of the stolen property. The eighth suspect, a minor, was released under the care of the elderly sister, shortly after their arrest on 13 January 2023.
North West NPA Spokesperson Henry Mamothame said according to police reports, a tip-off from members of the public was received and acted upon, leading them to a house in Extension 14 in Jouberton. “The report revealed that upon police’s arrival at the house, they found eight suspects (five females and three males).
Mamothame added that a search then ensued, and police found two firearms, live rounds of ammunition, suspected stolen shoes, plasma tv, laptops, till register, counterfeit money production equipment, old South African money, and US dollar notes, which the suspects could not account for. “Moreover, police found a slaughtered cow at the back of the house and the suspects could also not account for It.
The seven will remain in police custody until their next court appearance and are expected to register a formal bail application.