Media invitation: Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner to destroy thousands of dangerous weapons

KING WILLIAM’S TOWN – Eastern Cape MEC for Transport, Safety and Liaison, Mrs Weziwe Tikana-Gxothiwe will join the Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga to witness the destruction of thousands of dangerous weapons at a smelter in Nelson Mandela Bay District.
Our resolve to reduce the levels of serious crime generators and proliferation of dangerous weapons resulted in a resounding success when 14 254 dangerous weapons, including knives, spears, axes etc together with 354 toy pistols and homemade firearms as well as 204 air rifles and pistols were seized from within all the clusters during the Festive Season . These dangerous weapons were seized by police officials at roadblocks, special operations, routine stop and searches, liquor outlets and intensive searches in hotspot areas across the Eastern Cape from 1 October 2019 to 31 January 2020. From the numbers confiscated, it is clear that the proliferation of dangerous weapons was dealt a significant blow.
The destruction of these weapons will definitely ensure that they will never again be in circulation.
The destruction will take place as follows:
Date: Thursday, 08 October 2020
Time: 10:00
Venue: Agni Steel, SA (Proprietary Limited), Zone 6, Coega Industrial Development Zone, Uitenhage farms, Port Elizabeth
Media is invited to attend the destruction and give coverage.

Source: South African Police Service