ATM bombings: Tenth man joins nine suspects in court

2013-01-26 00:00

ANOTHER man has been arrested in connection with a spate of ATM bombings in KwaZulu-Natal.

Hawks spokesperson Paul Ramaloko said they arrested a 32-year-old man from Ladysmith in Soweto on Thursday. He was then brought to the Howick Magistrate’s Court for his first appearance.

“He was added to the group of nine men that will stand trial in the Pietermaritzburg regional court. The investigation is still continuing and more charges may be levelled against them if they are also linked to other cases,” said Ramaloko. The man has been charged with the attempted murder of Tafadwa Chapwanya, who was injured during the bombing of a Nottingham Road FNB ATM last year.

He is also charged with the attempted murder of Alex Zondi, who was shot in the leg during the bombing of an ATM in Howick.

It is alleged that the men stole more than R600 000 in the spate of ATM bombings. At their court appearance on Tuesday, it was said that two murder charges would be added to the list already prepared against them.

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