Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Molomo, Mpho G., Bertha Osei-Hwedie, David Sebudubudu, Ian Taylor and Shelly Whitman. 2004 ‘Civilian Gun Ownership - Handgun Ban.’ Hide and Seek: Taking Account of Small Arms in Southern Africa, p. 28. Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies. 1 October
Ownership of handguns by private citizens was banned in 1990 in an amendment to the Arms and Ammunition Act.
However, some private citizens still own handguns that were licenced before this amendment.
All other handguns owned by private citizens are unregistered, many of which may have been smuggled into the country.