Mpumalanga suspect arrested for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition

MPUMALANGA – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI, working in close cooperation with Crime Intelligence, Tactical Response Team, Priority Crime Specialised Investigation, Local Criminal Record Centre and Nelspruit detectives have arrested Vuyo Magagula (31) and Aaron Magagula (60) for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunitions and for an outstanding warrant of arrest on Thursday 07 May 2020 in Nelspruit.

The intelligence driven disruptive operation was a result of information about premises allegedly harbouring illegal firearms.  The team visited the address in Nelspruit, two firearms and a number of ammunitions were found, one of which was illegal and the other was found to be licensed. It was established during further probing that the unlicensed revolver was reported stolen during a house robbery case at Nelspruit in May 2018 which led to Aaron Magagula arrest.

Meanwhile, Vuyo was arrested at Kanyamzane as part of the ongoing probe after it was established that there was an outstanding warrant of arrest for an armed robbery case committed in Nelspruit in February 2020 against him. He was immediately arrested and the case under investigation by the detectives.

Aaron Magagula appeared in Nelspruit Magistrate Court and he was released on R1000 bail and the case is postponed to 27 July 2020 for further investigation.  Vuyo will appear in court soon.


Source: South African Police Service

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