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Audit reveals 13 firearms missing from Mthatha police station

This is the second such incident in the province this year. In March, dozens of firearms were taken from the Peddie police station.

Picture: SAPS

CAPE TOWN - Thirteen firearms have reportedly been stolen from a Mthatha police station in the Eastern Cape.

The theft was allegedly discovered during an audit of state resources by the provincial police commissioner.

It’s understood that 10 9mm pistols and three assault rifles are missing since the last audit in June.

This is the second such incident in the province this year. In March, dozens of firearms were taken from the Peddie police station.

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru)’s Zamikhaya Skade said: “We call on the provincial commissioner to give us a plan on how she plans to deal withthis and what preventive measures she will put in place to prevent the recurrence of this incident. If it happened to one station, it can happen to another one and it means this will be occurring in all stations.”

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