It was like a scene out of an action movie at the Communicare building in Milnerton on Monday, October 11, after SAPS had to intervene in a hostage situation that continued throughout the night.
According to reports, a 44-year-old man kept his wife and their children hostage at their property in Lobelia Street, Millvale Park. IOL reported that the man only allowed his family to leave the vicinity after the police’s Negotiations Team and Special Task Force took over the situation.
Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said in a statement that the man then discharged three shots in his yard before surrendering his firearm just after 7 am this morning. Van Wyk added that although nobody was injured, a case of illegal discharging of a firearm in a public place was registered for investigation and the man will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court once charged.
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Meanwhile, two abalone smugglers have been sentenced to a year in prison by the Cape Town Regional Court. The duo who were arrested in May this year by the HAWKS was found with abalone worth an estimated R9 million.
HAWKS spokesperson, Zinzi Hani said further that both men pleaded guilty on all charges which included money laundering, landing, selling and the transportation of abalone.
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