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South Africa

9 March 2013

News24 (Cape Town), South African Press Association

PORT ELIZABETH - A total of 2 065 firearms were destroyed in Port Elizabeth on Saturday morning, Eastern Cape police said. "At least 848 of these have been voluntarily surrendered. The other 1 217 were confiscated by the state and had been used in criminal activities," said Lieutenant-Colonel Sibongile Soci. The firearms included rifles, shotguns and handguns. Nearly 40 000 firearms have been destroyed by police in the province since 2004, said... (

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