CT police retrieve third service firearm stolen during Zwelihle protests

The officer was attacked with an axe and robbed of his service shotgun during the demonstrations last month.

FILE: Violent protests take place in Hermanus on 12 July 2018.  Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Hermanus police have retrieved a third gun stolen from officers during land protests in Zwelihle.

The officer was attacked with an axe and robbed of his service shotgun during the demonstrations last month.

Two other police weapons have since been recovered.

The police's Noloyiso Rwexana said: “A 33-ear-old man will appear in the Hermanus Magistrate Court following his arrest this morning.”