The police have confiscated firearms that were discovered at a school yesterday. This followed after school cleaners made the discovery at an unused toilet facility at a Primary School and alerted the police.
The discovery was made at Ntyatyambo Primary School in Sir George Grey Street, Zwide, South Africa.
At 12:00 Kwazakele Crime Prevention Unit members discovered the firearms and ammunition on their arrival at the school.
Four (4) firearms, which included two pistols and two shotguns, as well as 150 live rounds various assorted rounds of ammunition were found in various bags in the toilet facility which were used for storage of rubbish at the school.
The firearms will be analyzed by forensic and ballistic experts to establish if they were possibly used in other crimes. One shotgun was identified as being stolen in June in 2017 in Worcester.
The Motherwell Cluster Commander, Major General Dawie Rabie applauded the swift response by the school staff and principal in alerting SAPS, and added “These firearms are now off the streets and out of the hands of the criminals who placed them there. These firearms were possibly used in committing crimes, and suspected also to be used in future crimes. Our community can rest assured that their environment is now safer and police are expecting to make arrests soon”.