Gingindlovu cash in transit heist accused sentenced

South African Police Service

Gingindlovu cash in transit heist accused sentenced
Gingindlovu cash in transit heist accused sentenced

On 20 September 2018 Pietermaritzburg High Court convicted and sentenced Nicholas Mkhanyiseni Mdluli aged 50 to 25 years imprisonment for cash in transit heist which happened at Gingindlovu area.

On 20 October 2014, Mdluli and his accomplices attacked security guards who were transporting cash. They fired shots at the vehicle until it halted, they then poured petrol over the vehicle threatening to burn it and ordered security guards to come out.

They robbed them off their firearms and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police swiftly responded and a shoot out ensued. Members managed to arrest one suspect and the case docket was transferred to Hawks members in Richards Bay Organised Crime unit for intensive investigation.

Hawks members followed up information and a second accused, Salakuliwa Welcome Msimango (48) was later arrested. Msimango was found in possession of three unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

Mdluli was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for robbery and 10 years for attempted murder. His sentence will run concurrently. Msimango was found guilty for possession of unlicensed firearms and was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment.

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