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Alleged pension pay point robbers expected in court

The group of six are expected to appear in the Lusikisiki Magistrate Court tomorrow.

FILE. Police say the men assaulted the shop owner before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money. Picture: SAPS

CAPE TOWN - Six men are expected to appear in the Lusikisiki Magistrate Court in the Eastern Cape tomorrow in connection with the robbery of a pension pay point.

Their five other accomplices were killed in a shootout with police on Friday while a few other members of the group managed to flee the scene.

Police say the men assaulted the shop owner before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money.

The police's Mzukisi Fatyela says, "There was a chase between them, the community and the police and there was a shootout where two suspects were shot and killed."

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