Mandeni Mayor's bodyguards in court

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The three bodyguards arrested for unlawful possession of firearms are due to appear at the Durban Magistrate Court this morning.

The trio was arrested following a viral video, which was circulated widely on social media, of them brandishing 9mm pistols and AK-47 guns and bragging that "that dog is going to die”.

The police on Tuesday said the three are bodyguards for Mandeni Local Municipality Mayor Sphesihle Basil Zulu.

Four pistols, one rifle and live rounds of ammunition were seized when they were arrested.

The seized firearms will be sent for ballistic testing to ascertain if they were used in the commission of any crime in the country.

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula, who has welcomed their arrests, has engaged with PSIRA who are the custodian of security companies in the country.

The Minister said he needs answers from PSIRA on what action they will take against this security company.

“People must understand that guns have caused much heartache in many families and brandishing of guns cannot be tolerated. I sincerely hope that people will desist showing off their guns and endangering society,” Minister Mbalula said. - SAnews.gov.za

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