According to reports, a man has been killed following a shootout with mall security guards in Embalenhle, Secunda in Mpumalanga.

The deceased in question was among a gang of robbers who were on the verge of bombing an ATM machine on Wednesday morning according to a statement from a Police spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hlathi;

“The suspect was shot in the upper body and he died at the scene.

“His accomplices, about five men, fled the scene in two white Mercedes-Benz and a silver grey Audi.

“A detonator was found already fitted in one of the teller machines that the men were targeting,” said Hlathi.