SINCE the launch of a special provincial police task team, assigned to deal with cash-in-transit (CIT) heists, a number of high profile arrests have taken place. Mpumalanga police Commissioner Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma established the task team after CIT cases became rampant in the province.
“Operation Gijima Tsotsi , coupled with the 72-hour Activation Plan, were implemented to mobilise all necessary resources within the SAPS after a serious crime is committed so that critical evidence is not lost. SAPS management recently announced that significant suspects have been arrested in connection with CIT robberies and this is indicative that they are equal to the task at hand,” said Zuma.
Two suspects linked to the recent CIT robbery in Kanyamazana near Nelspruit were arrested and are expected to appear in court today.
Police investigations are continuing on the CIT robberies. Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of other wanted suspects is urged to contact Brigadier Botsotso Moukangwe at 082 304 0020 or the SAPS Crime Stop number, 08600 10111.