- Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Wednesday revealed that a cash-in-transit (CIT) suspect who was arrested on 7 July works for the ANC at its Chief Albert Luthuli House headquarters
- Mashaba said the four men were allegedly involved in a CIT heist in Dobsonville on 6 July
- The mayor questioned how the ANC could be trusted to run the country when its own employees were allegedly involved in such extreme acts of violent crime
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Wednesday revealed that he had been informed that a cash-in-transit (CIT) suspect who was arrested earlier this month is an employee of the ANC and even worse, one which works at the party’s national headquarters Chief Albert Luthuli House in Johannesburg.
Mashaba said four suspects were arrested for allegedly taking part in a CIT heist in Dobsonville on 6 July. Police managed to apprehend some of the suspects on the same day and arrested the other members of the group in the small-hours of 7 July.
Mashaba wasted little time in attacking the ANC and questioned how the party could be trusted to run the country at a national level when its own employees were alleged to be involved in such extreme acts of violent crime and lawlessness.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mashaba questioned whether the ANC was aware of their employee being arrested or not.
IOL.co.za reported that Mashaba questioned why the ANC would if it was aware of the employee’s arrest, choose not to make the information public. He said such a lapse of judgment was shocking and unthinkable.
Mashaba revealed that the arrests were made by a joint effort between the South African Police Services (SAPS) and the Johannesburg Metro Police Department’s (JMPD) K9 Narcotics unit.
He said law-enforcement officials managed to recover four vehicles during the operation, two of which had been involved in the alleged heist.
SAPS officials have confirmed that there had been more than 150 cases of CIT heists since the beginning of 2018.
The Hawks recently revealed that their intense investigation into so-called CIT syndicates was paying dividends and that the elite-crime fighting unit believed it was closing in on the leader of the syndicate.
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