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DURBAN, 16 December 2015 - Major General Berning Ntlemeza, the head of the South African  police's elite Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations tells reporters that he has submitted a proposal that anyone convicted of being illegally in possession of a gun should be subjected to a minimum term of life imprisonment, which in South Africa is 25 years, before parole consideration. Ntlemeza was speaking at a press conference to launch the police's annual festive season crackdown. South Africa has one of the highest murder rates in the world, with  17,805 murders committed from April 2014 to March 2015 or an average of 49 murders everyday. Picture: Allied Picture Press/APP

DURBAN, 16 December 2015 - Major General Berning Ntlemeza, the head of the South African police's elite Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations tells reporters that he has submitted a proposal that anyone convicted of being illegally in possession of a gun should be subjected to a minimum term of life imprisonment, which in South Africa is 25 years, before parole consideration. Ntlemeza was speaking at a press conference to launch the police's annual festive season crackdown. South...
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Credit: Allied Picture Press/APP
Date: 16 Dec 2015
City/Location: Durban
Country: South Africa
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Keywords:
South African Police Service
SAPS
Major General Mthandazo Berning Ntlemeza
Hawks
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation
Operation Fiela
police officer
Durban
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
Giordano Stolley
Lieutenant General Betty Mmamonnye Ngobeni
Lieutenant General Bonang Mgwenya
festive season
crime
Allied Picture Press
APP