Local farmer’s quick thinking leads to arrests

Written by Midweek. Posted in Latest News

Klerksdorp Midweek, Makwassie - Eight suspects were arrested on Monday 13 November for the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition thanks to the vigilance of a local farmer.

According to the North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane, the farmer was driving along the Wesselsbron dirt road in Makwassie when he spotted and stopped a suspicious vehicle at the Kommandodrift crossing.

He then summoned the police who conducted a search and found two 9mm pistols with ammunition, knives and other items such as balaclavas and hand gloves.

The eight suspects aged between 25 and 35 were expected to appear in the Wolmaransstad Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 15 November. Motswenyane expressed her appreciation for the cooperation between a member of the community and the police that led to the apprehension of firearms and ammunition. She said further that the police will continue to work with the community including at rural areas to ensure a safer tomorrow.