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‘This business is brutal’: transit heist heroes on how they kept calm in shock AK-47 attack

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Leo and colleague Lloyd Mtombeni in the dashcam video that went viral. (PHOTO: YouTube)
Leo and colleague Lloyd Mtombeni in the dashcam video that went viral. (PHOTO: YouTube)

It’s the stuff of action movies. Two guys in bullet-proof vests are in an armoured vehicle escorting a truck loaded with hundreds of cellphones on a busy highway.

Suddenly, all hell breaks loose. A car tries to force them off the road and a hail of AK 47 bullets thud into their vehicle. A dashcam captures all the drama – and the guys under fire deliver a performance Tom Cruise would be proud of.

But as many South Africans know, this is no fun flick.

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