Three of the ten suspects arrested in connection with last year’s robbery at the Malamulele Police Station in Limpopo are expected to appear in the town’s Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
The three are charged with armed robbery, possession of illegal firearms and ammunition.
Cases against seven other suspects also charged with the same crime are being heard in various courts in Mpumalanga and Limpopo.
It is alleged that Godfrey Mabunda, Tumbu Makutu and Sello Sedi were part of a group of armed men who robbed the Malamulele Police Station in November last year.
During the robbery, several firearms, explosives and bulletproof vests were stolen from the station’s safe.
The suspects also face up to 200 counts, including several cash-in-transit heists, ATM bombings, two counts of murder, and attempted murder.
Suspects linked to other crimes
The ten suspects are allegedly positively linked to more than one hundred offences in Limpopo.
Providing details of their arrest, Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe said: “For Mopani District is 27 cases, for Vhembe is 17 cases, for Capricorn is 26 cases and their powerhouse was in Sekhukhune with 33 cases. These cases are ranging from different types of cases that were committed. We arrested ten of them and we are still looking at others as associates. So there still more [suspects] outside that we still need to collect [arrest].”
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