City Law Enforcement LEAP officers on visible patrols in the Hanover Park area were approached by an adult female who complained about her mother’s husband, saying he had assaulted her mother, on Sunday evening [February 22].
A case of malicious damage to property has previously been opened against the suspect. When the officers arrived at the residence he had already left the property. Information was then obtained that the suspect was storing firearms for gangsters.
“This led the officers to a shed on the property where they discovered a hand grenade inside. They immediately secured the property and made sure everyone was a safe distance from the explosive. The SAPS bomb disposal unit was called and they declared it to be a practice grenade,” said Jermaine Carelse, City of Cape Town, spokesperson.
“Practice hand grenades use a high intensity flash to simulate an explosion along with a loud bang but is non-lethal. The matter will be investigated by SAPS in terms of the Explosives Act.”
The LEAP officers will continue to work closely with the community in Hanover Park and all residents are encouraged to provide information that will result in a positive impact in the fight against crime in all its forms in the community, Carelse added.