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Zimbabwean National Linked To Cash-In-Transit Robberies, Monday's Rosettenville Shootout Arrested

Zimbabwean National Linked To Cash-In-Transit Robberies, Monday's Rosettenville Shootout  Arrested

South African police Thursday arrested the 42-year-old Zimbabwean linked to Monday’s Rosettenville shootout, in Tembisa on Wednesday.

Eight (8) members of the 25-member gang involved in cash heists in Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal (KZN) were shot dead in the shoutout. The arrest brings the number of arrests to 11.

The police searched a yard housing 20 rented rooms in Phomolong Section in Tembisa and recovered four assault rifles, five pistols, rifle and pistol magazines, more than 1 000 rounds of live ammunition, channel jammers, G4S and SAPS bulletproof vests and uniforms in the room rented by the Zimbabwean.

A neighbour said they had long suspected that the man was possibly involved in criminal activities, but they were afraid to report him to the police. The neighbour said:

He was not friendly. He was a loner. I have never seen him with a woman. He was always alone, locked in his room. He always left his room carrying two heavy black bags.

His BMW sedan was always parked on the street. We feared him. He didn’t smile nor have a conversation with anyone in the neighbourhood.

Another neighbour said the man was wounded in his leg in December, was limping and walking on crutches but he quickly healed. Added the neighbour:

Last month I saw him jogging. His fellow tenant once told me that there was only a bed and candles burning inside his room.

A friend told me that he kept candles burning in his room throughout the day. We then thought he was a spiritual person until we were proven wrong on Wednesday night when he was arrested with guns. He had shocked us. The time has arrived that we must know each other in the neighbourhood.

The man was part of a gang of 25 heavily armed men who were accosted by the police before they could rob a money van on Monday.

A shootout ensued in which eight gunmen were fatally wounded, and four officers wounded and hospitalised. Ten suspects were arrested.

Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Thandi Mbambo said the suspect was arrested in Tembisa.

Police found a 9mm pistol in his possession.

He was expected to appear in the Tembisa Magistrate’s Court on Friday. 

The Hawks were also checking if the suspect was in the country illegally.

More: News24


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16 Comments

Chichi 2 months ago

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MAFIRA KUREVA 2 months ago

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Makelanwi 2 months ago

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ABC 2 months ago

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