Five suspects have appeared in the Tsolo Magistrate’s court for alleged participation in a cash-in-transit heist in the town earlier this month.
Siyabonga Khoza (28), Dumisani Mazibuko (37), Bheki Khumalo (40), Nkosinathi Mahlangu (41) and Sibongiseni Zondi (35) made a brief appearance, police spokesman Captain Anelisa Feni said earlier today.
It is alleged that on October 1, a G4S cash-in-transit vehicle was being driven along the Tsolo junction near the Qanda Administrative/Area when it was stopped at gunpoint by about 16 men. The criminals allegedly took an undisclosed amount of money.
During the evening of the same day members of the Serious Organised Crime Investigating unit of the Hawks recovered three vehicles allegedly used in the heist. A VW Golf 7, Isuzu single cab and a Honda sedan were found abandoned at Maclear.
Khoza, Mazibuko, Khumalo, Mahlangu and Zondi were arrested on October 2 in the afternoon by Johannesburg police as they were entering Johannesburg. They were arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms and were allegedly found with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The Tsolo Magistrate court postponed the matter to October 25 to set a provisional date for the bail application.