×

We've got news for you.

Register on SowetanLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

Two SA men arrested in botched Botswana CIT heist

Police confirmed two of the five suspects arrested in Botswana are from Thembisa. Stock photo.
Police confirmed two of the five suspects arrested in Botswana are from Thembisa. Stock photo.
Image: 123RF/scanrail

Botswana police have confirmed that Sipho Mathangana and Jabu Shabangu, both aged 26, who were arrested after a botched cash-in-transit heist, are from Thembisa.

They appeared in a Botswana court and were remanded on Thursday.

They were arrested last Friday when police intercepted five gunmen as they allegedly attempted to rob a cash-in-transit vehicle near Riverwalk Mall in Gaborone.

The two were arrested with three Batswana men. Initially, police said three of the five were South African. 

Botswana police spokesperson Near Bagali said they appeared in a magistrate’s court in Gaborone.

"They were remanded and will appear again on August 4."

They face charges of theft of a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of firearms and illegally entering Botswana.

An AK47, three pistols, ammunition and an electronic communications jammer were reportedly found in their possession.

TimesLIVE


Would you like to comment on this article?
Register (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

Commenting is subject to our house rules.