SAPS NEWS: Cash-in-Transit Heist Accused Sentenced, KwaZulu Natal
Media Statement from Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS)
South African Police Service
KWAZULU-NATAL – Yesterday, 20 October 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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