Police in Uitenhage, Nelson Mandela Bay, have arrested seven men and confiscated an illegal firearm after stopping and searching a suspicious car, Eastern Cape police said.
Uitenhage police spotted and pulled over a blue VW Jetta driving in Mitchell Street, Uitenhage, early on Saturday morning, police said in a statement.
The car matched a description of a car seen driving away from a murder scene in ZK Matthews Street, KwaNobuhle, about half an hour earlier. Police searched the car and found a firearm.
The seven occupants of the car were arrested. A preliminary investigation revealed the firearm was stolen in Uitenhage a month ago. The seven men, aged between 20 and 51, would appear in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm, with a possibility of adding a murder charge, the statement said.
– African News Agency (ANA)