After being detained for allegedly giving his 13-year-old son his licensed weapon, a parent was granted R1,000 bail.
Both the father and the son were taken into custody on separate accusations.
The 32-year-old defendant, who is charged with irresponsible firearm handling, is set to return to court on May 4, 2022.
On March 29, 2022, an event occurred at Rabali Village, Mphephu policing area, Limpopo.
While playing with his friends, the boy was armed.
Community members allegedly observed the youngster was equipped with a handgun as he was playing with his friends and called the cops right away.
Police found the child armed with a 9mm pistol and an empty magazine, according to Arrive Alive, and he was apprehended.
Son was put in risk by his father.
“He told the cops that the gun belonged to his father,” he said. read the declaration
The youngster was charged with illegal firearm possession and placed into his mother’s custody. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, where he will apparently be dealt with under the Child Justice Act.
Investigations revealed that the father allegedly gave his son the firearm for protection.
“Guns can only be kept in a closed safe or carried in a holster by the license holder or a legal person, according to the current law. “Parents are also asked to protect their children rather than expose them to danger,” stated Major General Jan Scheepers, the Acting Provisional Commissioner in Limpopo.
Scheepers praised the community’s quick response in informing the cops, saying it demonstrates how their partnership with the cops in the battle against crime is growing.
While the inquiry is ongoing, the father will go through a process to establish his fitness to possess a handgun.