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Police Destroy Almost 25,000 Firearms During Amnesty Periods

Times (South Africa)

8 July 2021

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The police have destroyed almost 25,000 firearms, including weapons voluntarily handed over during the two previous amnesty periods, and those that were either confiscated or surrendered to the state.

The firearms were destroyed at Cape Gate Steel in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, after a notice was published in the Government Gazette in June, with 24,910 firearms intended to be destroyed…

"The SAPS received nine representations and that led to the melting of the 24,901 firearms which included rifles (3,610), shotguns (3,083), handguns (17,383) and other parts," Muridili said.

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