Mastermind Cash-In-Transit Hands HimselfZola Martun Mnisi (Image: Swisher Report)

Mastermind of Cash-In-Transit Heists Hands Himself In

In a surprising twist, a man suspected of orchestrating a series of violent cash-in-transit heists and murders has voluntarily surrendered to the Hawks.

Zola Martun Mnisi, aged 29, was a wanted man in Mpumalanga. He made his first court appearance at Kabokweni Magistrate’s Court on Monday, facing charges related to multiple murders and cash-in-transit robbery cases. Mnisi is accused of being involved in a cash-in-transit heist that occurred in Malelane back in August. During the incident, a Fidelity armoured truck was bombed, and the thieves escaped with R8,000 in coins.

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Legal Proceedings Commence After Cash-in-transit Mastermind Hands Himself In

Prior to his surrender, several of his alleged accomplices, including four police officers, had been arrested and appeared in court.

According to Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi, the provincial spokesperson for the Hawks, Mnisi willingly turned himself in. He has been charged with the murder of a Fidelity security officer during a cash-in-transit robbery in Kabokweni. Mnisi is scheduled to appear in court again on October 12.  He is also expected to appear in court to face separate charges in connection with two other cash-in-transit robberies, one of which involved the murder of a G4S security guard in White River in April and another cash-in-transit robbery in August 2023.

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Mysterious Surrender: Motives Remain Unclear

The motives behind Mnisi’s decision to surrender remain unclear.

His alleged accomplices include sergeants Collen Nonyane, Sunday Peace Mashego, and Bhekinkosi Stanley Godi. Other co-accused individuals with seemingly respectable occupations include Musa Bheki Ngwenyama (a taxi driver), Ally Ibrahim (a cashier at a shop and a national of Malawi), Mfanasibili Lawrence Lubisi (a messenger in the provincial department of agriculture), as well as a teacher and mechanic named Musa Vilakazi.

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