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Neighbours tell of shock at discovery of weapons cache

21 January 2014
Hendrick Mphande

NEIGHBOURS from smallholdings in the Van Stadens Gorge told yesterday of their shock when they learnt that a large cache of arms and ammunition had been found at a nearby house.

Police said the cache was found after officers were first called to a domestic disturbance.

A 46-year-old suspect now faces charges of attempted murder, for allegedly attempting to shoot his 52-year-old wife, illegal possession of firearms and ammunition and possession of prohibited firearms – including R4 rifles – and ammunition.

He cannot be named at this stage and will appear in court tomorrow.
 

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