Man arrested in Hermanus after being found with police shotgun

HERMANUS- On Thursday a 32 year old was arrested after he was found in possession of a South African Police Service shotgun and ammunition in Zwelihle, Hermanus.

Andre Traut Hermanus police spokesperson said the situation in Hermanus has reached a “volatile point” after an officer was attacked and severely assaulted by protesters.

The police officer was attacked and robbed of his 9mm gun shotgun. But Traut could not confirm reports that the officer was hit in the face with an axe.

Chairperson of the parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Police, Francois Beukman, condemned the attack on the officer, “No stone should be left unturned to find the perpetrators who committed the attack. Any attack on a SAPS member is a direct attack on the constitutional order and should be condemned by all law-abiding citizens,” he said

Traut added, “The situation in Hermanus last night hit a volatile point when one of our members was attacked and severely assaulted by protesters. The member was robbed of his 9mm firearm and a shotgun during the attack. He was admitted to hospital, where he is being treated.”

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