Police ministry defends implementation of Firearms Control Act
By Khanyisa Tabata
18 February 2011
The Police Ministry has come out in defence of its implementation of the Firearms Control Act.
Ministry spokesperson Zweli Mnisi says Gun Owners of South Africa has been premature in its pre-judgement of the process, which is still unfolding.
This is after the organisation said Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa could not be expected to make informed decisions about the FCA because he had no idea how much it actually costs.
Mnisi says implementation of the Act is not only about money.
Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said the ministry, in its endeavours of ensuring proper control of firearms in this country is not informed by how much that would cost because our view is premised along an understanding that no monetary value can supersede protection of lives.