Ekurhuleni to submit report on stolen, missing firearms

Ekurhuleni to submit report on stolen, missing firearms

The metro police in Ekurhuleni has submitted an armoury audit following allegations of over 700 missing firearms.


Metro police spokesperson Wilfred Kgasago says they have submitted an audit progress report to be tabled at the next council meeting.


"An accurate picture can be obtained once a joint audited process has been finalised with the South African Police Service," says Kgasago.

Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance (DA)'s Mike Waters says the metro has deliberately made the report public.

"The long overdue armoury audit into the EMPD highlights the gross incompetence of the head of the armoury and the shambolic state of affairs within the armoury. Some of the shocking findings include that out of the CoE 3525 firearms licenses, only 2518 could be accounted for, 382 firearms have been reported missing or stolen, 357  firearms are unaccounted for."

The DA said they will be writing to the Police Minister Bheki Cele requesting that his department conduct a forensic audit into the Ekurhuleni armoury division and to bring all those responsible for its collapse to book.

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