'The bullet is still in my body' - CIT guard recalls being shot during heist

Former cash in transit guard Simon Selala is one of many workers whose lives have been put at risk on the job.

READ: Unions march against cash-in-transit heists

ALSO READ: 152 cash-in-transit heists recorded this year alone

Selala says he and two of his colleagues were tasked with loading an ATM in December when their truck was ambushed.

He spoke to Azania Mosaka to share his story.

To my surprise that bullet penetrated through an armored vehicle and shot me in my chest.

Simon Selala, ATM Auditor at G4S

They took my firearm , my colleagues firearm, they tried to bomb the truck but it was not able to explode.

Simon Selala, ATM Auditor at G4S

I am lucky to be alive. Even now the bullet is in my body, they were not able to take it out.

Simon Selala, ATM Auditor at G4S

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This article first appeared on 702 : 'The bullet is still in my body' - CIT guard recalls being shot during heist


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