What started as a domestic violence complaint lead to the arrest of a man who was found in possession of an illegal 9mm pistol, 16 rounds of live ammunition and articles of police uniform including a bullet proof vest in the early hours of this morning in Katlehong. The suspect will be charged with assault, possession of unlicensed firearm and possession of articles of police uniform in terms of the South African Police Service Act when he appears at the Palm Ridge Magistrate Court tomorrow, 30 July 2019.
Police who were on routine patrol attended a complaint of domestic violence. On arrival at the scene, the victim who had been physically abused by her boyfriend, lead police to his place of residence. While arresting the suspect, the premises were also searched. Articles of police uniform including a bullet proof vest and a firearm were found. Further investigation are still being conducted to establish if the suspect may be linked to any crimes.
Victims are urged not to have any waiting period in reporting incidents violence as they may became fatal and also affect other family members especially where the perpetrators are in possession of firearms.