New firearm permits to be issued from October

2020-09-21 at 15:28

All firearms permit holders have been instructed to renew their licenses for the year 2021, from the 1st of October.

The Ministry of Defence said it will issue firearms permit for the year 2021, between the 1st of October and 31st of December.

Issuing a statement, the Ministry of Defence said being in possession of a firearm without a valid permit is a punishable offence under the Firearms (Amendment) Act No 22 of 1996.

The Defence Ministry also noted that firearm permits will not be renewed after the 31st of December 2020.