A 41-year-old man has been convicted and sentenced to eight years in prison for the possession of a prohibited AK-47 assault rifle.
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, aka Hawks, spokesperson Captain Philani Nkwalase said Ashley Williams was convicted and sentenced by the Khayelitsha Priority Court on Tuesday for the illegal possession of the weapon.
Williams was arrested on September 19, 2017, by members from Mfuleni SAPS who swiftly acted on a tip-off that he was in possession of an unlicensed firearm.
“The search to the premises at Avontuur Street in Delft resulted in the recovery of an AK-47 rifle that was found concealed in the Wendy house.”
The Hawks’ National Firearms Task Team was assigned to conduct further investigation and consequently, Williams was found guilty of contravention of Section 4 of the Firearms Control Act, Act 60 of 2000.
The Khayelitsha Priority Court sentenced Williams to eight years imprisonment of which three years were suspended for five years with conditions. He will serve an effective five years direct imprisonment.
– African News Agency