The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) and the Motor Transport Workers Union (MTWU) its affiliate in the cash-in-transit (CIT) sector is concerned about the two security guards who were killed on Tuesday morning during an attempted cash-in-transit (CIT) robbery in Modderfontein‚ Johannesburg said Dennis George FEDUSA General Secretary.
FEDUSA and MTWU are sad that two workers killed while on duty, one guard died on scene, while the second later died of the injuries he sustained in hospital said Mdumiseni Madaso MTWU General Secretary. Why kill our guards?
It is totally unacceptable for our guards to be killed and it was reported afterwards by Fidelity CEO Wahl Bartmann and that no money was taken.
It was reported in the media that the money truck and a back-up vehicle were ambushed by a group of about 15 men armed with 9mm pistols‚ R5-‚ .223 assault rifles. Bartmann said, “the robbers attacked the back-up vehicle and killed the two guards inside”. The back-up vehicle usually follows the money truck to provide extra security and helps secure perimeters where money is collected or delivered. The suspects fled after the failed robbery.
FEDUSA and MTWU want to condemn the killings of our guards and call on the public to report any information to the police that could lead to the arrest of the suspects.