Afrikaner family 's legal arms-cache confiscated by SAPS Witfield Boksburg
An unnamed Afrikaner man in Witfield was arrested with his wife and children on 12 January when police seized weapons and ammunition on his property during a massive raid on his home.
(source Natasha Minto) - However, the man, described as a 'wealthy businessman' was able to show later that the 'arms-cache' was legally-registered, Farmitracker has determined from well-informed legal sources.It is believed that the police-raid was carried out as part of the ANC-regime's ongoing drive to remove all the legal small arms in the country, even though they are legally registered, when they are in the hands of white gun-owners. The accompanying propaganda released to the news media by
Lt Gen Mzwandile Petros, Gauteng Police Chief - who was on hand to be photographed with his 'cache', claimed on January 13, when the Katlehong task team seized the family, that he had 'a cache of eight unlicensed firearms and three licensed firearms: and that they might be part of a 'nationwide syndicate'. The man is a legal weapons-dealer, registered to trade in firearms which are centrally registered, however. Nevertheless, his 'cache' was confiscated, together with 12,491 rounds of new ammunition of different calibers. The propaganda exercise claimed that 'Investigations by the task team led to Stein Street in Witfield where a white male, approximately 40 years old, was arrested and his wife and children were also taken into custody. There were also numerous animal horns, as well as hunting knives, also found on the scene. However these formed part of the hunting trophies displayed by the gun-dealer. Most were very old trophies.
Lt Gen Petros however described the find as 'illegal arms cache related to a syndicate'.
The police chief said the Katlehong task team arrived at 3am and soon after called the Boksburg North for back up.
He said "the SAPS is on high alert to clamp down on any illegal firearms." The family was terrified out of its wits when a huge task force screamed up and invaded their home without an arrest warrant at 4am.
A neighbour, Hennie Grobler, woke at 6am this morning to find the road closed off and police cars crawling along the street.
"I thought perhaps it was a murder but not an arms cache - this was the last thing I was expecting," he said.