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January 03, 2005

Three-month amnesty for illegal firearms

A three-month amnesty period in which to hand in illegal firearms and ammunition began on January 1, according to the Department of Safety and Security. Illegal firearms and ammunition can be handed to any police station in SA without fear of prosecution until March 31, said Safety and Security spokesperson Trevor Bloem in an IoL report. Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula announced the amnesty in terms of the Firearms Control Act, 2000. The amnesty does not extend to any offences committed with illegal firearms.
Full report on the IoL site


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