Mnangagwa grants amnesty on illegal gun holders to surrender arms

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has granted an amnesty to all members of the public who are in possession of illegal firearms.

In a statement, police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the window for the surrender of the weapons runs from August 8 to September 30.

Nyathi said the firearms should be surrendered to any nearest Police station with the volunteer getting an official safe custody receipt to confirm that the weapon has been taken over by Police.

He said the amnesty also covered those in possession of weapons which were smuggled or illegally brought into the country.

Physical checks and verifications will be conducted on all residential and business premises where illegal firearms are suspected to be.

Below is the full statement