KZN Man Found With Police Uniform and Cache of Arms to Apply for Bail

KZN Man Found With Police Uniform and Cache of Arms to Apply for Bail

  • A KwaZulu-Natal man is behind bars after the search of his home uncovered police uniforms, firearms and ammunition
  • Mohammed Ebrahim Ismail is expected to apply for bail at the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court on 26 April 2024
  • The guns recovered by the police were sent for ballistic testing to find out if they were used in any crime in the country

Zingisa Chirwa is an experienced Briefly News journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa, who has covered crime stories and current affairs on the radio for over 15 years.

A KZN man would appear before court after being found in possession of police uniforms
A KZN man was charged after a raid on his home uncovered police uniforms and weapons. Images: Stock images
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A KwaZulu-Natal man found with SAPS uniforms is expected to apply for bail at the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court on 26 April 2024.

Westville man found with cache of firearms

Police arrested Mohammed Ebrahim Ismail after a search of his Westville home uncovered the uniforms along with firearms and ammunition on 18 April 2024.

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The SAPS said the weapons found include a semi-automatic rifle, three 9mm pistols, a .38 special revolver and 240 various live rounds of ammunition.

The Hawks’ Lieutenant Colonel Simphiwe Mhlongo told IOL that the Durban Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit members ran the search and seizure operation at Ismail’s residence.

Mhlongo added that the guns were taken for ballistic testing to find out if they had been used in any crime.

Ismail appeared in court on 19 April 2024 and was remanded in custody pending his formal bail application.

South Africans react to Ismael’s arrest

Many netizens were curious about how Ismael got hold of police uniforms.

@RNaidoo pondered:

“I wonder if they are selling these uniforms on Wish? Looks like every Tom, Dick & Harry has one.”

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@demidashgod7 asked:

“Some officers don't have bulletproof vests, and Mohammed has a brand new one?”

@TieOnto commented:

“How many of these uniforms are in the hands of criminals?!”

@Asa_Sigoxo said:

“May all the law enforcement officers work as hard as KZN officers.”

@PostiveImpact89 added:

“KZN seems to be the only place where there [are] some arrests happening.”

Luke Fleurs' killers remain in custody

Briefly News reported that the six men linked to the hijacking and murder of Kaizer Chiefs’ soccer star, Luke Fleurs, would remain behind bars.

This follows the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court decision to postpone the group’s bail application until 25 April 2024. The postponement allows the suspects’ legal representatives time to familiarise themselves with the case.

Source: Briefly News

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