Cash robber to spend 22 years

2017-11-30 06:01

In-depth investigations by the Hawks’ National Bureau for Illegal Firearm Control And Priority Violent Crimes (NBIFCPVC) has resulted in the conviction of Mbulelo Zolile Mbatyazwa(50), who was sentenced to an effective 22 years jail term for armed robbery, attempted murder and possession of an illegal firearm, following a cash in-transit-heist in 2013.

The Khayelitsha Regional Court on Monday saw to that conviction.

A group of unknown armed suspects, amongst them, Mbatyazwa and Thabiso Shandu 33, (now deceased), confronted G4S security guards who were loading an ATM with cash at Nyanga Junction Mall, in September 2013, in Manenberg.

The other suspects threatened police with firearms before they fled the scene with cash bags containing about R400 000.

Directorate Priority Crime Investigation, Major General, Nombuso Khoza, has lauded the investigation.

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