11 months ago

FOUR men were arrested after appearing in the Delmas High Court Mpumalanga in connection with cash-in-transit heist charges.

One of the men is South Africa’s most wanted cash-in-transit heist kingpin, Wellington Cenanda.

Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said the men, who were out on bail, and they thought it was business as usual.

Little did they know that the Hawks were a step ahead of them, when the court adjourned.

The moment they left the court room the Hawks ambushed them.

Mulaudzi said one was allegedly linked to a 2016 foiled cash-in-transit heist in Gravelotte, Limpopo - while the other three suspects were positively linked to a cit heist which happened in Carolina, Mpumalanga.

It is alleged the 39 year old suspect was allegedly part of a 12 member armed group that attacked an armoured vehicle using three vehicles in Gravelotte.

“The armoured vehicle was shot at and the armed crewman returned fire. One of the suspects’ vehicles attempted to ram the van but lost control and crashed,” Mulaudzi said.

The suspects allegedly hijacked a passing motorist and the group fled the scene empty handed.

He said whilst the three other suspects allegedly took part in an attempted armed robbery where they attacked an armoured vehicle on the R33 Wonderfontein – Carolina road.

The armoured vehicle was sprayed with bullets, prompting the armed guards to retaliate and after an aggressive standoff the armed group also left empty handed. 

They appear in court on Thursday next week, wherethey will apply for bail.

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