Bishop Lavis Community Working with the Police to Remove Illegal Firearms in the Area
Media Statement issued by the Western Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service
Bishop Lavis: Police members deployed in the Bishop Lavis area to fight the scourge of gangsterism, participated in efforts to rid the area of gang related shootings. The members responded to a complaint of shooting incident that took place today on the corner of Plakkies street and Valhalla Drive, Bishop Lavis where a 20 year old female was shot and wounded.
followed up on information they received from the community and proceeded to Kreefgat. As the members approached the area they noticed two men who fitted the description they received from community. The two suspects were carrying a wooden box and upon searching it, police discovered two firearms and two extended magazines with a total of 47 rounds.
Two men aged 23 and 37 respectively were arrested and once they are charged they will make a court appearance in the Bishop Lavis Magistrates’ Court where they are facing charges of Possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
The SAPS in the province will continue with the intelligence driven operations in the area in an effort to ensure safety of the Bishop Lavis community.
Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana
Mobile: 071 604 8321