Unexploded ordnances surrendered in Otjozondjupa

20 Sep 2016 13:00pm
GROOTFONTEIN, 20 SEP (NAMPA) - Materials of war surrendered by farmers in the districts of Grootfontein, Otavi and Tsumeb were on Monday handed over to members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Grootfontein in the Otjozondjupa Region.
The group of farmers handed a total of 1 396 pieces of live ammunition, unexploded ordnances, and other materials of war to the chairperson of the crime prevention forum of the Otavi, Grootfontein and Tsumeb districts, Willem Enslin who in turn handed it over to the police.
Enslin on Monday reiterated his call to farmers to surrender illegal firearms, unlicensed ammunition or materials of war in order to avoid prosecution.
NamPol Inspector-General, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga on 18 August announced a three- month amnesty period for people to surrender weapons and ammunition.
The period is expected to lapse on 18 November 2016.
The Otjozondjupa police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha received these materials shortly after a meeting she held with the farmers at Grootfontein where they discussed issues of illegal firearms, unlicensed ammunition and the current amnesty.
Mbeha said the farmers had surrendered unexploded ordnances of South African origin such as R1, R4 and 308 revolver rounds of ammunition amongst others.
She also called on all Namibians in possession of illegal weapons, unlicensed ammunition and/or materials of war to hand it over to the nearest police station without fear of being prosecuted.