Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Ballistic test to determine if illegal gun was used in taxi-related killings

Police are conducting a ballistic test on an alleged illegal firearm that was found during an integrated roadblock over the weekend.

Two men were arrested for being in possession of the illegal firearm during a joint operation at the Huguenot tunnel on Friday evening.

Transport MEC, Daylinn Mitchell says the illegal firearm could be linked to the recent taxi-related killings

Eight taxi operators were killed in separate incidents across Cape Town, last week.

Mitchell said that he will be writing to the Western Cape Provincial Police Commissioner, Thembisile Patekile, requesting to speed up the ballistic test.

β€˜β€™The test must, as a matter of urgency, reveal whether the firearm is in anyway involved the taxi related killings that have played out in areas throughout the province. It is often the case that illegal firearms are used in other serious criminal activities and or gang related violence,’’ said Transport & public Works MEC, Daylinn Mitchell

 

Done By: Mitchum George

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