As the South African Police Service (SAPS) we are determined to step-up the fight against illegal arms and ammunition to ensure that South Africa becomes a safe and crime free country. We recognise that the proliferation of illegal arms and ammunition poses a great danger to innocent citizens and the image of the country as these arms and ammunition are used to commit serious and violent crimes.
The SAPS National Commissioner, General Riah Phiyega cordially invites the media to the destruction of illegal, lost and unwanted firearms.
Firearms from all nine provinces will be destroyed as follows:
Date: 13 January 2015
Venue: Arcelor Mittal Steel Factory, Mario Milani Drive, Vereeniging