Heavily armed police guarded the entrance of courtroom eight.
Some of the suspects were still limping with visible injuries to their legs as they crammed into the dock and Shabangu read them their rights.
Sihle Mazibuko, Menzi Shabalala, Qaphela Ngubeni, Kitso Mnguni, Hloniphani Dube, Phendulani Mvubu, Mike Ngwadi, Andrew Tshobolo, Khulekani Nkosi and Alex Matshebele are facing charges that include eight counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder, nine counts of possession of illegal firearms, explosives and ammunition and being in possession of stolen vehicles.
One of the accused is believed to be from Botswana while three are from Zimbabwe.
The case was postponed to March 3 to allow for the verification of the addresses and the status of the four men.
On Monday night, police clashed with 25 suspected gang members at a house in The Hill, next to Rosettenville, killing eight of the alleged robbers at the scene.
Three officers were wounded during the heavy gun battle. Police said the men are part of a cash-in-transit gang. They confiscated 10 high-performance vehicles at the house, six AK-47 machine guns, three rifles as well as explosives.