18 January 2020
STATEMENT FROM SBV SERVICES – R4 MILLION THEFT FROM MALL OF AFRICA CASH COLLECTION FACILITY
Houghton 18 January 2020 – SBV Services is appealing to members of the public for any information which may assist the South African Police Service (SAPS) in its ongoing investigation of former employee Bathobile Mlangeni who is allegedly linked to the theft of R4 million from its collection facility at the Mall of Africa in July 2019. This is not a cash centre but a collection facility for cash collected from tenants in the mall.
A case was lodged with the SAPS when the incident occurred and SBV’s Risk and Compliance team is continuing to work closely with the SAPS on the investigation. This is in line with SBV’s relentless pursuit on all matters of crime that affect the business. Mark Barrett Group CEO says, “As a key service provider that ensures that cash is available for the citizens of South Africa, and as a responsible corporate citizen, we do not tolerate any crime and take all internal and external incidents in a serious light. If an incident does occur, we will focus our efforts together with the relevant authorities to ensure that the perpetrators involved are brought to justice.”
SBV is currently not in a position to disclose any details regarding this case due to the sensitive nature of the investigation. We are cooperating with the relevant authorities to investigate the incident. SBV is requesting that members of the public call the SBV hotline 083 408 7029 with any information that may assist with this investigation. This line is available 24/7 and all callers are assured that confidentiality is maintained.