JOHANNESBURG

South Africans have surrendered at least 2,266 firearms since the government announced an amnesty period for owners of illegal or unwanted firearms and ammunition in December, Police Minister Bheki Cele said Tuesday.

The firearms amnesty started on Dec. 1, 2019 and will end on May 31, 2020.

“To say that the firearm amnesty period has kicked off on a good note would be an understatement. These numbers keep on growing daily,” Cele said at the Linden police station in Johannesburg.

According to the South African Government News Agency, the minister said a total of 31,382 rounds of ammunition were

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