It’s understood the group approached two security guards who were carrying cash from one of the stores.
Authorities say one shot was fired but no one was hurt.
The police’s Lungelo Dlamini says the suspects made off with two bags of cash.
It’s the second armed robbery in Gauteng.
Two armed men held up staff at a cellphone shop at Northgate Mall.
Gauteng residents have expressed concern about the recent spate of robberies at shopping centres across Gauteng, saying they fear shopping in malls knowing that gunmen can strike at any time.
Maponya Mall management did not want to respond for comment.
* The robbers are still at large and no leads thus far, according to the cops.