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Mahikeng - Xolile Qoma and nine other men arrested in connection with a cash-in-transit heist in Mahikeng, North West are expected to appear in the Molopo Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Qoma 42; Zwelebanzi Mbango, 35; Joseph Thilo, 40; Lebogang Morwe, 29; Ofentse Mokheai, 29; Mosimanegape Molefe, 39;  Israel Mokaila, 32; Taka Mpofu, 35; Joel Moepeng, 42; and Monnapule Godfrey Phale, 42, were expected to apply for bail.

The men made off with an undisclosed amount of money after they allegedly bombed an armoured vehicle and disarmed the security guards of three firearms in Matlhonyane outside Mahikeng on September 30.

Seven of the men were arrested in Lomanyaneng, Magogoe and Matlhonyane, while the other three were arrested in Itsoseng near Lichtenburg.

Three of them are security guards.

Some of the alleged stolen money was found at their homes during a search, two firearms and ammunition were also recovered.

African News Agency/ANA