Police confirm discovery of 12 firearms in Cape Town

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Namibian police spokesperson deputy commissioner Kauna Shikwambi said 12 firearms belonging to the Namibian Police were discovered in South Africa in October 2020.

The admission comes almost two years after the Namibian Police in June 2022 said there were no records of its firearms found in South Africa.

Shikwambi told The Namibian yesterday that the firearms were found in possession of a Namibian national.

“All these firearms have been positively identified as belonging to the Namibian Police,” Shikwambi said.

She said during a stock taking inspection at the Namibian Police central depot in October 2021, it was discovered that a substantial quantity of pistols was unaccounted for.

“In November 2021, the inspector general of the Namibian Police appointed a team to investigate the theft/loss of those firearms and subsequently four members of the Namibian police stationed at the armory section of the Namibian Police Central depot have been arrested and several firearms and ammunition of were seized,” she said.

Shikwambi said the cases are currently set for trial in the Katutura Regional Court in Windhoek from 20-25 November this year.

“The Namibian Police investigation team are working closely with their South African counterpart in this cross-border smugglings case, and further updates in the matter will be provided when needed,” Shikwambi said.

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