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2 cartridges in MEC office

By Frank Maponya | Nov 30, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 18 ]

Two spent cartridges found in the office block of Limpopo education MEC and the province's ANC chairman Dickson Masemola have been sent for ballistic tests in Pretoria.

Limpopo department of education spokesman Pat Kgomo, said yesterday the two cartridges were discovered in a container in Masemola's office block at about 4pm and its origin and motive for its presence are still unknown.

"Masemola is of the view that we should review and strengthen the security situation around his office to ensure that things that have the potential to compromise his security do not occur," Kgomo said.

According to Kgomo it was still unclear whether the cartridges were brought by someone from outside or by an internal person. He said one had to pass the security guards to gain access to the premises.

According to police spokeswoman Lieutenant-Colonel Ronel Otto, a visitor who was attending a meeting in the building saw something in the toilet bowl.

The guards were notified and removed the items, only to discover they were two spent 9mm cartridges.

"Nobody has reported any shooting there but the cartridges have been sent for ballistic tests in Pretoria," Otto said.

- frankm@sowetan.co.za


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cheap politics of using scare tactics.....

Nov 30, 2012 7:46 | 0 replies

Who cares?????????????????????

Nov 30, 2012 10:44 | 0 replies

ANC Is a Thug Party

Nov 30, 2012 10:9 | 0 replies

I actually had to read to the end of the article before I realised it is firearm cartridges. My first instinct was to wonder what the hell are they trying to find in ink cartridges.

Nov 30, 2012 9:32 | 0 replies

Don’t be intimidated Namane we want you to became a president gore o dire another Nkandla Gamarishane

Nov 30, 2012 9:27 | 0 replies

sowetan y few articles today!!!!!!!!! didnt u send your jurnos ko mafikeng this morning! pull up ur socks

Nov 30, 2012 9:18 | 0 replies

Dickson is a gatvol..

Nov 30, 2012 9:16 | 0 replies

Do these people have no other way to settle disputes except to intimidate or even worse, kill one another?

Nov 30, 2012 9:6 | 0 replies

that was a msg saying 'they'll clean them on him' he must be careful!

Nov 30, 2012 8:45 | 0 replies

who cares really now? he was Malema"s ally today they are fighting we should feel sorry for him? nxaaaa

Nov 30, 2012 8:24 | 0 replies

The PEC in Limpopo held a meeting on Monday and he has been excluded from the list of the 20 delegates who will be going to Mangaung...Now he must explain to Zuma as to why did he loose..becuase he has promised Zuma that he will deliver Limpopo to him (Zuma).

Nov 30, 2012 8:22 | 0 replies