Mashwede Holdings was reportedly robbed by employees and armed robbers who ransacked safes and got away with US$100 000, R42 000 and fuel coupons worth $14 000, The Herald reports.
The five which includes 2 brothers, Christopher Mashamhanda (19), Edson Mashamhanda (28), Nevanji Madanhire (27), Dudzai Chidangwara (42) and Martin Mutombwa (23) also got away with 2 firearms and live rounds of ammunition.
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According to the publication:
Edson received keys for the volt safe from Madanhire, who had been instructed by the complainant, Tendai Mashamhanda, to collect cash and make certain payments.
After completing the payments, Edson allegedly deliberately failed to deliver the volt keys to Tendai as per instructions and was constantly giving excuses.
On April 4, Madanhire was allegedly sent by the complainant to Mashwede Holdings to make further cash transactions. After completing the task, the State alleges that Madanhire deliberately left two biometric security doors, which give access to the volt, partially open for easy access by his accomplices.
The following day around midnight, he allegedly teamed up with the security guards, Chidangwara and Mutombwa, who were manning the company offices and managed to enter into the offices through the biometric security doors which had been left partially open by Madanhire.
They allegedly opened a small safe that was mounted to the wall and stole US$27 500, R42 000 and 14 000 Mashwede fuel coupons.
They further opened the volt door using a key they got from Edson and opened three safes and stole US$98 000, a revolver firearm, Tokerev pistol and 20 live rounds of ammunition.
The crew reportedly destroyed the CCTV to conceal their crime. 2 of the robbers have appeared before the court while 5 others are still at large.
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