Cash-in-Transit Heist Caught on Camera in KwaZulu-Natal, Gang Escapes After Gun Battle With Police

Cash-in-Transit Heist Caught on Camera in KwaZulu-Natal, Gang Escapes After Gun Battle With Police

  • In KwaZulu-Natal, a cash-in-transit heist was recorded on camera near Kokstad, where criminals detonated a cash-in-transit van
  • The incident, occurring between Kokstad and Harding, escalated into a gunfight as police engaged with the armed robbers after the explosion
  • The footage offers a glimpse into the dangerous dynamics of cash-in-transit robberies and the risks faced by authorities during such confrontations

Trisha Pillay is a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg. Beginning her 13-year-long career at eNCA, she honed her reporting skills and coverage of crime and court cases, which she further developed at The Citizen newspaper, African News Network and Newzroom Afrika. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email: with CA in the subject line.

Police are on the hunt for cash-in-transit robbers.
A cash-in-transit robbery between Kokstad and Harding in KwaZulu-Natal has been captured on camera. Images: Twitter/@k9_reaper and Getty Images/TheGift77
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A cash-in-transit heist unfolded between Kokstadand Harding in KwaZulu-Natal, leaving residents and authorities stunned.

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Cash-in-transit heist caught on camera

The gang blew up the van carrying an undisclosed amount of cash on Friday afternoon between Kokstad and Harding.

According to eNCA, the scene turned into a gun battle when the robbers exchanged fire with police. No injuries were reported.

See the tweet below:

Mzansi weighs in

There has been a rise in cash-in-transit robberies in South Africa. Netizens called on police to implement a strategy to protect drivers in these vehicles.

Read the reactions here:

@Sithe61974 said:

"What strategy are the CIT companies implementing? They seem to be happy with just being sitting ducks."

@Marlo Stanfield commented:

"Government must take Mkhwanazi from provincial and assign him national, he deserves ministerial position but we know most of your compatriots will never allow this."

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@ngoma Happy asked:

"What is the government doing about this?"How many times is this thing happening here on KZN?"

@Nomvo Madushele shared:

"Hopefully the scumbags are all gone for good, I'd be very worried if they're still alive and kicking."

8 Suspected cash-in-transit heist robbers captured in Vosloorus in Ekurhuleni

In a related story, Briefly News reported that the South African Police Service arrested eight suspects allegedly linked to a cash-in-transit heist in Ekurhuleni.

Police acted on a tipoff from community members and apprehended the suspects. South Africans praised the police for the hard work done and hope the trend will continue.

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Trisha Pillay (Weekend current affairs editor) Trisha Pillay is a Current Affairs writer at Briefly News. She has a degree in Journalism from the University of Johannesburg and an Honours degree in International Politics from UNISA. She joined ENCA straight out of varsity and completed an internship at the channel. Pillay later went on to cover politics, crime, entertainment, and current affairs at the Citizen Newspaper. She joined Newzroom Afrika in 2019 and became a senior bulletin editor for shows focused on politics and current affairs on the channel. She joined Briefly News in 2023. You can contact her at