Illegal guns played major role in recent CT murders - police

Several killings have over the last four days occurred in areas including Mitchells Plain, Kraaifontein, Khayelitsha and Delft.

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CAPE TOWN - Western Cape police said that the prevalence of illegal guns played a major role in the recent spate of murders.

Several killings have over the last four days occurred in areas including Mitchells Plain, Kraaifontein, Khayelitsha and Delft.

The police's Novela Potelwa: "In all the serious and violent crime incidents, firearms were utilised in the commission of the acts. This has prompted the Western Cape acting provincial commissioner, Major-General Patekile to reiterate his stance of focusing on illegal firearms in a bid to create safer communities."

Authorities have over the last week seized 30 illegal firearms and ammunition during various operations.

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