TWO POLICE OFFICIALS AND 11 OTHERS APPEAR IN COURT FOR MULTIPLE OFFENCES

TWO POLICE OFFICIALS AND 11 OTHERS APPEAR IN COURT FOR MULTIPLE OFFENCES

A group of accused men appeared at the Benoni Magistrates’ Court, Manus Nyauza (35), Clifford Ubisi (33), July Hasani Shivambu (50) City, Msizi Hlatswayo (39), Matimba Godwin Shivambo (45) from, Morgan Banda (39), Elias Mwawa (40), Thulani Desmond Zondo (47), Abdul Ali Abi (43), Gabriel Pedro Dian (51), Setlabo Erick Ramodike (36), Clinton Matjonane (41) and Mpho Makgai (38) they are each facing a charge of robbery with aggravating circumstances. In addition to that charge, Shivambu, Hlatswayo, Shivambo, Banda and Mwawa are facing a further charge of possession of jamming devices, possession of stolen property and contravention of the police act. Furthermore, Zondo is facing an additional charge of possession of stolen property while Shivambu is facing an additional charge of possession of a firearm.

It is alleged that on 19 August 2023, the police received a tip-off about a truck hijacking on the N12. They then strategically placed themselves on N12 and followed the vehicles the accused were travelling in. When the vehicles were ultimately stopped on the N12 highway, all accused were searched and arrested on the scene and are remanded in custody.

After their brief appearance in court, the matter was postponed to 29 August 2023 for verification of addresses and possible bail application.

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