Port Elizabeth - Slindelo Khoza, 31, and Sibusiso Nkala, 36, appeared in the Ladysmith Regional Court and were sentenced to a combined 30 years imprisonment for robbery with aggravated circumstances, the South African Police Service (SAPS) in KwaZulu-Natal said on Thursday.
The pair were each given five years imprisonment for possession of a firearm, five years for attempted murder, three years for housebreaking with intent to rob, two years for discharging a firearm likely to injure or endanger the safety of another person and six months imprisonment for possession of ammunition.
They were also declared unfit to possess a firearm, the SAPS said in a statement.
On the evening of 13 July 2017, two armed men entered a business premises on Residency Road in Ladysmith and threatened an employee who was on duty.
He was instructed to lie on the floor while the two ripped a safe from the wall in an office.