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South Africa

24 November 2010

Times (South Africa)

Police have handled barely a third of the gun licence renewal applications received since the Firearms Control Act of 2000 forced owners to apply anew to keep their weapons. Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has told MPs that just half a million of the 1.4-million applications for gun licence renewal since 2000 have been decided. In apparent contradiction of reports that most requests had been rejected, he said in a written response to a parliamentary question that 15... (

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