In 2011 it was reported that 82,000 firearms went missing from the SA Police and SA Defence Force:
82 000 weapons 'missing'
Article By: Rafiq Wagiet
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 5:01 PM
Parliament's watchdog public accounts committee Scopa on Tuesday demanded an explanation from Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu about missing weapons.
According to a report by the auditor general, an estimated 82 000 weapons belonging to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the Navy are unaccounted for.
A staggering 72 000 out of 82 000 missing weapons belong to the army.
The defence department says that it cannot say the weapons are missing or stolen because they could simply not be properly registered.
The department has a project planned to address the discrepancies within the assets registry, but it could take up to 18 months to complete.
Over 13,000 Handguns and Rifles Lost Since 2007
This year (2012) it was reported that South Africa Admits the SA Police had lost over 13,000 Handguns, Rifles Since 2007.
Then they point the finger to lawfully registered fire-arm owners for “losing fire-arms to criminals”?