NGCOBO Station Attack

SABRIC (The South African Banking Risk Information Centre) has expressed its outrage at the attack on the police station at Ngcobo in the Eastern Cape in the early hours of this morning, where a number of police members and a civilian were shot and killed. This was followed by an attack on an ATM in the close vicinity.

“We vigorously condemn this brutal act, and will ensure that law enforcement has our full support to ensure that these merciless criminals are brought to book”, says Kalyani Pillay, CEO of SABRIC.

SABRIC on behalf of the Banking and CIT industries offers its sincere condolences to the families of those that lost their lives in this terrible incident.

Through leveraging on its partnerships with banks, cash in transit companies, government and law enforcement, SABRIC is fully committed to supporting investigations to ensure that perpetrators are brought to book.

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To arrange for interviews with SABRIC CEO, Kalyani Pillay, contact:

Media and communications Manager
Tel: +27 11 847 3134
Cell: 082 070 5349

Notes to Editors:

SABRIC is a NPF company formed by South African banks to support the banking industry in the combating of crime. SABRIC’s clients are South African banks and major CIT companies. Its principle business is to detect, prevent and reduce organised crime in the banking industry through effective public private partnerships. SABRIC co-ordinates inter-bank activities aimed at addressing organised bank related financial and violent crime and acts as a nodal point between the banking industry and others, in respect of issues relating to crime. The creation of public awareness of various bank related crimes and educating the public on how to protect themselves is one of SABRIC’s key focus areas. For more on SABRIC visit