Daily Archives: June 3, 2018

Kenya visit bolsters relations

Deputy President David Mabuza has characterized his working visit to Kenya as having helped cement political and economic ties between the people and governments of the East African country and South Africa.

The Deputy President attended Madaraka Day celebrations in Meru, marking 55 years since Kenya attained independence from British colonial rule.

We came to rejoice with you the victories we have scored as African people against colonialism and all forms of oppression, said the Deputy President when delivering his address at Kinoru Stadium.

On the sidelines of the celebrations, Deputy President Mabuza held bilateral discussions with President Uhuru Kenyatta and Kenyan Vice President William Ruto.

The leaders discussed issues of mutual concern, including the proposed reform initiatives of the African Union, and the United Nations Security Council, the ongoing security challenges in South Sudan and Somalia, as well as mutually beneficial economic opportunities between South Africa and Kenya.

The Deputy President returned to South Africa on Saturday.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Five arrested with illegal firearms and ammunition

King Williams Town: The SAPS Technical Response Team (TRT) Unit members from Port Elizabeth arrested five suspects for possession of unlicensed firearms namely two pistols with ten (10) rounds of ammunition. The four suspects aged 21, 26, 27, 31 and a 25 year old woman were arrested on Sunday 03 June 2018 at about 00:15 along the N2 road near Bika Township, Butterworth. The suspects were driving towards Butterworth direction when they were pulled off the road.

One firearm had eight (8) rounds of ammunition whilst the other firearm had two (2) rounds of ammunition. The firearms will be taken for ballistic tests to establish if they were used in the commission of crime. The suspects will appear before the Butterworth Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 04 June 2018 on charges of possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

Butterworth Cluster Commander, Brigadier Trevor Mey commended the TRT Unit for their swift actions and sterling crime fighting efforts as they have prevented a string of crimes following the arrests.

Source: South African Police Service