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Zimbabwean OR Tambo heist suspects back in dock

by Staff reporter
11 Apr 2017 at 08:12hrs | Views


Johannesburg – Three men allegedly involved in the multi-million rand OR Tambo International Airport heist are expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for their bail application.

Simon Thlokwane, France Manaka, 26, and Philokuhle Ntanzi, 30, face charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances.

Netwerk24 reported that the court granted bail to their co-accused Sibusiso Job Mnisi, 39, Prince Raphael Dube, 43, and Thando Sonqishe, 39, on Monday.

The seventh suspect, Mosiwa Mutame, 35, was released after he handed himself over to police to be heard with the other co-accused.

The State confirmed that R20.7 million worth of banknotes from Standard Bank was stolen at the airport on March 7.

According to the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa), a bakkie which was marked as a police vehicle and a white vehicle drove with sirens and flashing blue lights into a security entrance of the airport to steal the money. No shots were fired in the incident.

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