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'Gangster' arrested on Musina farm

By Chester Makana | Sep 10, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

A MAn armed with a gun and believed to be a member of AmaGuma-Guma - a gang alleged to be responsible for rapes, robberies and murder along South Africa's border with Zimbabwe - was arrested on a farm in Musina yesterday.

The suspect, who was found with a pistol and ammunition, was pointed out to police as a member of the AmaGuma-Guma by alleged victims of the cross-border crime syndicate.

The police said the suspect was arrested after a woman was allegedly robbed of her belongings at gunpoint.

Musina police spokesperson Captain Sydney Ringane said they arrested the man at the farm where he was visiting relatives after information from alleged victims indicated he was targeting local farmworkers.

"We found the man in possession of a gun and ammunition. He confessed that he had been using the gun to rob Zimbabweans, mostly cigarettes smugglers who operated along the boarder," said Ringane.

The suspect will appear in court on charges of robbery, possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.


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