FidelityCape Argus reports that the Langa community has been left reeling after two Fidelity Services guards were shot and killed in Zone 23, while escorting an Albany Bakeries vehicle on Saturday morning.

Fidelity Services Group chief executive Wahl Bartmann said both officers were dragged from the vehicle and searched. Bartmann said that level of violence was totally unacceptable. The vehicle has been impounded for ballistics and fingerprints and Fidelity is working closely with the local police to follow up on any leads. Albany Bakeries is a subsidiary of Tiger Brands. Spokesperson Kanyisa Ndyondya said they were deeply concerned and saddened by the incident, and extended condolences to the families of the deceased security guards. Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said the Langa police were investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident, with no arrests having yet been made. Ndyondya said it was unfortunate that criminal elements were targeting food deliveries and appealed to communities to assist the police in their investigations. "We will collaborate with law enforcement agencies in conducting an in-depth investigation, in order to ensure that justice is served for the victims and their families," she indicated. Tiger Brands has assisted the Fidelity Guards Services in providing trauma counselling to the families and colleagues of the deceased.


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