FOILED ROSETTENVILLE CASH-IN-TRANSIT CASE MOVES TO THE HIGH COURT

FOILED ROSETTENVILLE CASH-IN-TRANSIT CASE MOVES TO THE HIGH COURT

A group of ten men will appear for the first time at the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Local Division, in Johannesburg on Friday, 24 February 2023, after their case was moved from the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court. They are facing charges relating to the Rosettenville cash-in-transit heist, that was foiled by members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) in February 2022.

They will stand trial on eight counts of murder, a count of attempted murder, six counts of possession of a prohibited firearm, 12 counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, five counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances, and a count of theft.

The accused were arrested at a safe house in Rosettenville, where they gathered to plan to rob a cash-in-transit vehicle that was transporting money from Mondeor to Krugersdorp. The accused and their co-perpetrators were in possession of several high-powered vehicles and high-velocity fully automatic firearms, as well as explosives that were to be used to blast open the vehicle. Members of the SAPS were alerted about the planned robbery and together with a multi-disciplinary team, including a helicopter, circled the area around the safe house. A shootout ensued between the accused and the members of the SAPS, resulting in eight co-perpetrators being fatally shot by the police.

The prosecution of organised crime syndicates is one of our top priorities as the National Prosecuting Authority, and we are ready to ensure justice by removing them from our societies for a long time, in order to reduce the levels of crime in our country.

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