Man convicted for possession of an AK47 assault rifle

WESTERN CAPE � Ashley Williams aged 41, has been convicted by the Khayelitsha Priority Court on Tuesday for illegal possession of a prohibited AK-47 assault rifle.

Williams was arrested on the 19th of September 2017, by members from Mfuleni SAPS who swiftly acted on a tipoff that he was in possession of an unlicensed firearm (AK47). The search to the premises at Avontuur Street in Delft resulted in the recovery of an AK-47 rifle that was found concealed in the Wendy house.

The Hawks' National Firearms Task Team was assigned to conduct further investigation and consequently Williams was found guilty of contravention of Section 4 of the Firearms Control Act, Act 60 of 2000.

The Khayelitsha Priority Court has sentenced Williams to eight (8) years imprisonment of which three years were suspended for five (5) years with conditions. He will serve an effective five (5) years direct imprisonment.

Source: South African Police Service