MPUMALANGA – Zakhele Mnisi (39) has been remanded in custody by the Kabokweni Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 8 May 2023, after he was arrested by members of Fedelity Security guards during a cash-in-transit robbery.
It is alleged that on Friday, 5 May 2023, at about 16:10, an armoured vehicle (AV), without escort was driving from Mkhulu to Hazyview. They were attacked by approximately seven suspects who shot at their vehicle, hitting the right front tyre that caused it to stop. The driver of the AV, was shot in his hand and the driver and the passenger were robbed of their firearms.
The suspects bombed the AV and an undisclosed amount of money was taken. A helicopter of Fidelity which was escorting one of their AV arrived on the scene and sported the vehicles which were used by the suspects and they followed them. They marked a GD 6 Toyota Hilux whereby they saw one suspect jumping out of the vehicle in an attempt to flee, they immediately arrested him.
During the high speed chase three vehicles Toyota Hilux ,Haval and VW Tiquan were found abandoned. A preliminary investigation at the scene revealed that all three vehicles were robbed from their owners who were standing because of road blockage during the robbery. The case was postponed to Monday, 15 May 2023 for formal bail application
The Provincial Head of the Hawks Major General Nico Gerber appeals to the community to give information on the whereabouts the other suspects. He further warn the public to refrain from tempering with crime scenes as they directly implicate themselves to the crime.
Anyone with information which can lead to the arrest of the suspects is urged to contact the Investigating officers Lt Col Stroh on 0823008318 Or Sergeant Mpunzi on 0714813250