South Africa Reacts to Video of Burning CIT Van in Soweto, People Loot the Wreck

South Africa Reacts to Video of Burning CIT Van in Soweto, People Loot the Wreck

- A cash-in-transit heist took place in Diepkloof, Soweto on Friday and was caught on video

- Yusuf Abramjee uploaded the video which showed people storming a wrecked cash-in-transit van with a car on fire alongside it

- Later the CIT van also caught on fire and the police managed to secure the crime scene

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Yusuf Abramjee, the popular social media commentator, uploaded a video clip to Twitter. The video shows the burning wreck of a car alongside a cash-in-transit vehicle with its back door open.

People can be seen climbing into the back of the vehicle. Abramjee commented that the people didn't understand the dangers of entering the wreck and how they are destroying evidence that could be used to catch the criminals.


"Look at these video threats: #CITRobbery in Diepkloof Soweto yesterday. The public clearly don’t understand the dangers of storming the cash van and also contaminating the crime scene. These robberies are not stopping!"

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He posted another clip of when the heist actually took place, gunshots can be heard and people in the area scatter then storm the area.

According to one witness, no one was hurt and the security guards cooperated with the criminals.

South Africa reacts to video of burning CIT van in Soweto, people loot the wreck
Yusuf Abramjee shared the video of the chaos on Twitter in the aftermath of a CIT heist. Photo credit: @Abramjee
Source: Twitter


"No one died, security guards cooperated, so I heard from witnesses. Nobody was hurt, just a lot of gunshots."

Earlier, reported that a clip of a cash-in-transit vehicle that was ambushed and then run over near Archerfish Drive alongside the Eskom Convention Centre in Midrand on Tuesday this week was shared online by the Facebook page Cybercroft Solutions.

In the clip, a large number of locals can be seen both gathered around the CIT vehicle and inside it searching for any cash that may have been left behind by whoever executed the heist. However, there does not appear to be any left.

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"Happened a few minutes ago. CIT van attacked at Archerfish Drive alongside Eskom Convention Centre, Midrand," Cybercroft Solutions captioned the post.

In other news, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation has welcomed the steep sentences imposed on two men found guilty of orchestrating cash-in-transit heists.

The Polokwane High Court handed the suspects, Boitumelo Daniel Aphane (34) and Solly Solomon Monama (38), a total of 285 years on Wednesday.

The pair had operated between September and October 2017 and committed a number of heists in Polokwane, Seshego, Mankweng and Ritavi.

A team seeing a collaboration between the Polokwane Serious Organised Crime Investigation, the Hawks and Provincial Organised Crime managed to track down the criminals.

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