08 May 2015
Nine security guards were arrested
at the Newcastle taxi rank for contravening the Firearms Act.
KwaZulu-Natal police spokesman Major
Thulani Zwane said it is alleged that these security guards are looking after
the taxi owners at Newcastle area and did not comply with the Firearms Act.
Zwane said the firearms confiscated from the
security guards will be sent for ballistic testing to determine whether they
were used in the commission of crime in the province.
He also said that they were arrested
and charged in terms of the Firearms Act.
“Meanwhile the Provincial
Commissioner of KwaZulu Natal has established a task team that would
investigate cases relating to the taxi related issues in Newcastle area. This
comes after a taxi owner was shot and killed while he was at his house in
eMadadeni outside Newcastle.” Zwane added.
Zwane concluded by saying that the
Hawks together with the crime intelligence unit have been tasked to investigate
all these cases relating to the murders of taxi owners.
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