A foreign national has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment for the illegal possession of firearms and illegal possession of ammunition.
Police spokesperson, Christopher Singo, said in a release Tebello Mohai appeared before the Welkom Magistrates Court on Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty.
Mohai was arrested on 10 March 2021 after the Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation in Welkom received information about six suspects who were reported to be in possession of illegal firearms inside their vehicle.
Singo says the vehicle was searched and two illegal firearms and ammunition was found inside the vehicle. The other five suspects were released after it was discovered that the firearms belonged to Mohai.
The court sentenced Mohai six years direct imprisonment for illegal possession of firearms and three years direct imprisonment for illegal possession of ammunition. Mohai will serve an effective nine years direct imprisonment.