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satawu thumb medium90 101SABC News reports that the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) is deeply concerned about the safety of cash-in-transit security guards.  The union is in talks with cash-in-transit companies to discuss providing security for its members.  

Seven men were arrested on Thursday after two cash-in-transit vans were bombed in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg.  The union’s Praisewell Nsimande said that once employees were out of the vehicle, in particular the box marshal going into the ATM and the marshal going to the bank itself, the capacity in terms of the back-up was not up to good standard.  Security analyst Dr Chris de Kock has blamed the escalation of cash-in-transit heists in the country on a lack of police intelligence, saying:  “The police do not have intelligence.  Cash-in-transit robbers now find it much easier to do this type of robbery also the way that they are doing it is actually impossible for an ordinary police station to handle this kind of situation.”


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