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The 11th person of interest involved in Rosettenville foiled cash-in-transit heist abandons bail



A suspected lethal gunman in the botched cash-in-transit robbery in Rosettenville has given up his plea for bail.

Milton Gaca, 42, was detained on Wednesday after a multi-disciplinary operation in Tembisa. He is the 11th person of interest on the list of suspects.

He is suspected of shooting at a police helicopter, wounding one of the officers.

Eight individuals were killed in the firefight, according to sources, and he will appear in court on March 7th.

Following their appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) has revealed the identities of the ten individuals who were detained during the multidisciplinary operation in Rosettenville on Monday.

The identities were disclosed by Hawks national spokesperson Brigadier Thandi Mbambo as follows:

– Sihle Mazibuko, 35.

– Qaphela Ngubeni, 33.

– Menzi Shabalala, 47.

– Mike Ngwadi, 47.

– Andrew Tshobolo, 67.

– Khulekani Nkosi, 36.

– Kitso Mnguni, 45.

The men were charged with eight counts of murder, attempted murder, possession of unlicensed guns and ammunition, possession of explosives, possession of hijacked cars, and conspiracy to perpetrate a cash-in-transit theft, according to Mbambo.

“They were among at least 25 suspects apprehended during a Crime Intelligence-led operation in Moffatview, in the south of Joburg, when their claimed preparations to perpetrate a CIT (cash in transit) robbery were intercepted by a multi-disciplinary team lead by the National CIT Task Team,” Mbambo said.


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