Cash in transit heist accused handed heavy sentence

NICHOLAS Mkhanyiseni Mdluli (50) was convicted and sentenced to 25 years imprisonment at the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Thursday for involvement in a cash-in-transit heist which took place at the Gingindlovu area.

On 20 October 2014, Mdluli and his accomplices attacked security guards who were transporting cash.

According to KZN Hawks spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo, they fired shots at the vehicle until it halted. “They then poured petrol over the vehicle, threatening to burn it, and ordered security guards to come out. They robbed them off their firearms and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.”

Police swiftly responded and a shootout ensued, Mhlongo said in a statement.

One suspect was arrested and the case docket was transferred to the Richards Bay Organised Crime unit for investigation.

Mdluli was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for robbery and 10 years for attempted murder. His sentence will run concurrently.

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