Man accused over cash-in-transit heist abandons bail application

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Johannesburg - Gauteng police have assembled a special task force following the recent spate of violent robberies at malls. eNCA obtained exclusive footage of one such robbery which took place in Soweto on Saturday.

Johannesburg - Gauteng police have assembled a special task force following the recent spate of violent robberies at malls. eNCA obtained exclusive footage of one such robbery which took place in Soweto on Saturday.

WEB_PHOTO_CASHHEIST_06_PM

Johannesburg - Gauteng police have assembled a special task force following the recent spate of violent robberies at malls. eNCA obtained exclusive footage of one such robbery which took place in Soweto on Saturday.

Johannesburg - Gauteng police have assembled a special task force following the recent spate of violent robberies at malls. eNCA obtained exclusive footage of one such robbery which took place in Soweto on Saturday.

JOHANNESBURG - One of the five men allegedly involved in a cash-in-transit heist in Benoni last month abandoned his bail application at the Boksburg magistrate&39;s court on Wednesday.

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Paul Sibanda 28, together with Thato Gaopantwe, 26, Colin Hadebe, 42, Sibusiso Khumalo, 34, and Thabo Molefe, 32, allegedly bombed two cash vehicles on their way to a bank from their depot in Kempton Park last month.

State prosecutor Maria Fife told magistrate Emanuel Magamba a lot of ballistic evidence was required for the case and asked for a two-month postponement.

The legal representatives of all the men did not oppose the postponement, while Khumalo requested legal aid.

The matter was postponed to 13 August for further investigation.

Video recordings of the crime scene went viral, showing a shootout in which security guards were injured.