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Eastgate device 'was not a bomb'

2011-11-29 07:16

Johannesburg - The device found in a box at Eastgate on Monday was not a bomb, said Gauteng police chief Lieutenant General Mzwandile Petros.

The box was found to contain "just electrical wires", he said in a telephonic interview.

The police had detonated it because this was protocol when dealing with a suspicious device of this nature.

He said police believed the person who placed it outside the jewellery shop where it was found had intended robbing the shop.

Police were following leads, but had not yet made any arrests.

Detonated

Gauteng police reported earlier that the package was indeed a bomb.

In a statement on Monday night, Eastgate management said security would be increased following the discovery.

"Whilst today's events may have left the public shaken, centre management can confirm that customer safety and security is of the highest priority at Eastgate," it said.

The box of wires was found at 11:00 after security was alerted to an unattended package.

Captain Katlego Mogale said the bomb disposal unit removed it from the centre for safe detonation.

Eastgate management said this was the cause of a loud noise heard in the vicinity.

The shopping centre was evacuated after the find, but was reopened at 14:00.

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Comments
  • Mike - 2011-11-29 07:20

    That's good news!

      Larry - 2011-11-29 07:26

      If we are being told the whole truth… Which I doubt.

      eric.vanvuuren - 2011-11-29 07:39

      This is where it starts. Soon we will have our own 9/11 here too, and probably blame it on BOB. The best whey to get people to back off on an issue like the, “secrecy bill” is, to scare them into compliance. At least they didn't find a ninja sword, Chlorine or a bullet proof vest. That would be the end. ish!!!

      Merven - 2011-11-29 07:42

      This is actually a good plan. Place a 'bomb' out side the Jewellery store, the security evacuate the store, it takes the bomb squat 15 minutes on average to arrive in which time there are NO people within 20 metres from the mall, leaving a large window of opportunity to rob the store. If you know the mall and it's safety measures as well as its evacuation plan it can be a real good plan...

      Activity Bookings - 2011-11-29 07:54

      Merven, especially if you are a security guard.

      Dirk - 2011-11-29 07:56

      Its not a bomb, but somehow the SAPS managed to "defuse" it. I asked if they could tell the difference between a bomb and a doughnut and now I have the answer.Only in SA where the police can defuse a doughnut, that is of course apart from stealing , robbing, raping and killing

      Squeegee - 2011-11-29 08:18

      Really? Then explain to us why previous reports informed us of the serious damage it would have caused - was this speculative journalism? News24 needs to apologize.

      Jannie - 2011-11-29 08:35

      did they cut the correct wire whilst defusing "da bomb" ?

      Thabiso - 2011-11-29 09:51

      We learn a lot online. Now I know that a bunch of electrical wires can explode to cause severe damage. Ohh and our very own specialized SAPS did a great job defusing them. News24...ncncnc

      John - 2011-11-29 10:44

      bullsh#t, how can it be a bomd and was disarmed at 14.00 yesterday and then a briefcase of wires a little later,this is a press release concocted by eastgate and the police dept to prevent panic and keep the people in the shops for xmas.

      Spyker - 2011-11-29 11:38

      SA is a very dangerous place - so are we not so extremely lucky to have the most competent police force in the known universe - to match the levels of crime naturally. Look at what our highly athletic-, morally steadfast-, cognitively gifted men- and woman in blue have to contend with - eg boxes of electrical wires in Shopping Centers, highly dangerous right-wing terrorist groups - of TWO - with terrifyingly dangerous weapons of mass destruction like helmets with spikes on it (the direction of the spike could not be revealed by the police due to the highly sensitive.., [cough.., choke.., get it SENSITIVE] nature of this piece of intelligence [just fallen off the chair and had to be placed on a ventilator]). Back to reality... All the while, we have some of-, if not the highest murder-, rape-, theft- and other crime rates in THE WORLD - the absolute majority NEVER gets solved (in most instances, the police do not even bother to investigate it - viz do their jobs...). WELCOME TO INSANIA..! ...

      Zubair - 2011-11-29 13:57

      I know the truth.. it was a BEEP BEEP BEEP, which was intended to BEEP BEEP, for the purposes of BEEP and BEEP. In order for everyone to BEEP and BEEP, we needed to evacuate the mall. And there you have it in a nutshell. Sorry guys the Secrecy BEEP in action.

  • Marius Koen - 2011-11-29 07:25

    Its xmas time. Lots of criminals on the prawl. Lots of bored kids at home making prank calls. Merry Xmas people!

      Kolobe - 2011-11-29 07:57

      If it was indeed a bomb boeremag would have had to explain as they the only known terrorists we have

      Anthony - 2011-11-29 08:09

      and the anc is not bwahahahahah...

      phillip.havenga - 2011-11-29 08:14

      Kolobe are you intentionally dimwitted? The ANC was also a known terrorist organisation and they planted many bombs in public places. you need to be very careful as just like the ANC were terrorists by KILLING INNOCENT people but were freedom fighters to others, the same goes for the boeremag.

      Swapie - 2011-11-29 08:40

      I think Kolobe is trying to be funny, so dont grill her please!

  • braamc - 2011-11-29 07:25

    What useless reporting by media in general. First a bomb, then a bomb that could have blown away almost half the mall, now not a bomb.

      Hermann - 2011-11-29 07:30

      Why don't you become a reporter and improve the standard of our journalism?

      phillip.havenga - 2011-11-29 08:15

      The only thing I ask is that News 24 reporters learn how to use spell check and grammar, as the quality of the writing in most of theses articles is absolutely pathetic.

      Lauren - 2011-11-29 08:18

      Well, the media can only work on the information it receives from authorities and witnesses. If you read the story, it says that initially police stated that it was an explosive device. You might want to try reading the story again to get understand this. Lauren

      Kraken - 2011-11-29 08:32

      @phillip these*

      Lauren - 2011-11-29 08:37

      *...To understand this.

      kyle.boshoff - 2011-11-29 08:40

      @Phillip Havenga. Practice what you preach. You spelt "these" incorrectly.

      phillip.havenga - 2011-12-01 07:40

      Kyle just because you work for health 24 don't wet your panties.

  • Marius Koen - 2011-11-29 07:29

    On a more serious note: Gauteng police reported earlier that the package was indeed a bomb. Now tell us: was it or was it not? And who identified the thing as a bomb in the first place. Because that person must be sacked. On the other hand: are they trying to passify the public and make them feel safe so that the mall does not loose customers? Guess we will never know.

      Merven - 2011-11-29 07:45

      Maybe they want to prevent mass hysteria, especially after the 'white racist right wing' guys were caught burning down 'white' tents and planning to bomb 'white' churches - I still try to figure out how that can be white racists targeting fellow whites.

      Rohin - 2011-11-29 08:32

      Yeah it's quite scary if they can't tell the difference.

      Monique - 2011-11-29 08:53

      I think you hit the right note there...it's xmas time and people want to shop. This is Eastgate protecting their revenue-they want us to go and shop there, honestly, who the hell would go and shop somewhere a bomb was planted? regardless of the motive.

      Dudleygbu - 2011-11-29 15:05

      either way, I'm not going to risk it...

  • Daryn - 2011-11-29 07:30

    The first incident where Protection of information will be used ? Multiple reports confirming it is an explosive device, now all of a sudden it isn't?

  • Samuel - 2011-11-29 07:31

    Box of wires / Bomb. WTF

      hvklein - 2011-11-29 07:36

      Somebody had their wires crossed!

      Merven - 2011-11-29 09:09

      So they blew up a poor Telkom guy's suitcase!

  • lepotatshepho - 2011-11-29 07:34

    wow it took almost 24hrs for them to realise it was not a bomb, how safe are w? for a country that can afford to pay a spiedcop R1.5m i am sure we can get services a real professional who will know what a bomb look like even if its "homemade" @ the fraction of the price come comrades,

      Impi - 2011-11-29 08:23

      @Sithando. I'm not sure you know who the bubble head fool is! What did he say to provoke this nasty backlash of yours? That it took the cops 24 hours to figure out it wasn't a bomb? He is right we are completely unsafe in the hands of the cops. They are too busy stealing and being corrupt to actually protect us. We don't need to increase the salaries of the speedcops, they are already coining it all the way to the bank tax free! They should make a law that people like you don't get to vote, because it is because of you that the whole place is falling apart!

      NrGx - 2011-11-29 08:48

      Agreed. How can you mistake a box of wires for a bomb, besides the fact that a bomb may have some wires. Even a cable thief can probably tell the difference. On another point, there has much publicised events regarding "bombing" of churches, malls etc... WHY NOW?... it seems that these can be linked in some way, why would white "racists" bomb white churches, and I bet this mall bomb would somehow be blamed on white racists. I think there is some sinister propoganda campaign about to start.

  • Samuel - 2011-11-29 07:36

    Box of wires, and the SAP is following the leads. Try the electrition

      Merven - 2011-11-30 07:46

      The question is, why would they follow the leads if it was just a box of wires?

  • Kaizer - 2011-11-29 07:38

    To all the idiots commenting on the "box of wires" , "wrongly identified" "police not working" blah blah blah. Would you rather have them leave it and then let innocent people die? In this day and age, with extremists all over the show, i'm thankfull it was reported and treated as a viable threat. Better save than sorry. And its easy sitting on your fat arses and criticise the poor people that have to react to a threat like and and to disarm it at great risk to themselves. Be thankful you bunch of selfish ingrates.

      Kaizer - 2011-11-29 07:40

      "safe" not save. Xmas getting to me already.

      Samuel - 2011-11-29 08:04

      No you idiot, you don't go and scare a nation because the SAP don't know the difference between a box of wires and a bomb. you must be working for the SAP

      Samuel - 2011-11-29 08:27

      No idiot, I am thank full it was reported. I am diapointed that no one could see it was a box of wires. I think the first thing that should have been done, last night on SABC all ready, Was to calm the Nation and correct the report, not leaving it hanging and let it scare people. This is a serious report. you know that there are people out there that stress for small events in life, like Xmas

      Kaizer - 2011-11-29 09:01

      Ok, then next time a bomb is reported, why dont you go and open it to see whats inside? How do you expect them to see inside the thing without OPENING IT FIRST?? You watch too many movies. IDIOT. And becaused they are the SAPS, they must magically know and identify all makes of bombs and IED's? Grow up and step away from your tv once in a while. Look at the link below. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1c91807254

      NrGx - 2011-11-29 09:03

      Ok look, Im glad that SAP did respond effectively, but that does NOT excuse the fact that they dont know the difference between wires and a bomb. What scares me more than the fact that there multiple reports of bombs recently, is that the police dont have the professionalism to KNOW the difference. Turn this event around, what if they mistake a bomb for a box of wires??? This is entirely plausible since they obviously dont have the correct training to effectively tell the difference.

      Kaizer - 2011-11-29 09:08

      @NrGx - they only found out the contents of the box AFTER they followed protocol to detonante it in a controlled and safe environment. Not before as some "people" think.

      NrGx - 2011-11-29 09:23

      @Kaizer - true! but it took them 24hrs, and along with it incorrect statements to the press. Should have read as follows. Suspect package found, mall evacuated, package destroyed, investigation then statement saying package was box of wires. NOT, there is a bomb, evacuate, placed to cause maximum damage, destroyed, things are back to normal, then the NEXT day..OH it was just wires. why cause such panic. that is NOT protocol!

      Samuel - 2011-11-29 09:25

      They detonated the box yesterday, not 10H00 this morning. Idiot. You cant be over 30. Were you in the millatary, And kitchen staff don't count. If there is a bomb thread, The bomb get blown up Prematurely. then the content of the item get examined. within a few min after that a trained bomb expert will tell you what the content was Idiot. to your deleted question - no I am white, which has got nothing to do with common sence idiot.

      Opel_D - 2011-11-29 11:43

      The Police don't get enough credit in this country. I would like to see how someone would react while walking up to the 'bomb'. I'm not proud of what happens with the Police, yet I'm grateful to have them around.

      Rohin - 2011-11-29 11:46

      Kaizer, we're not suggesting they do nothing about it. But look at the mass hysteria caused. on 702 they police spokesperson was interviewed and she said that yes it's definitely a bomb - then 24 hours later, suddenly it's not a bomb. You have to wonder if a)sheer incompetence persists or b) we're being given a spin of note. Maybe they should follow other protocol and report an "alleged" bomb.

      kenneth.roselt - 2011-11-29 13:08

      Kaizer, why didn't they scan the "device" when they found it? i am sure they have equipment to look inside a package...

  • Bob - 2011-11-29 07:41

    At last the story "Leads" to the true facts.

  • Dorothea - 2011-11-29 07:46

    Eastgate is the place to shop this festive season. It will probably be safer than any other mall due to increased vigilance, and perhaps a lot quieter than it would have been.

  • Martin - 2011-11-29 07:46

    HAHAHA so they defused a tool box, be afraid lol,, well done saps, thank god this is not afganistan or we would all be dead

      Esperanca - 2011-11-29 21:45

      Martin, this was after Sherlock Holmes figured it was"premeditated" (gosh, figure the conspirency theory and leave out the FACT!) a tool box - press prints story, the WORLD is worried, and we as citizens are terrified blaming each other over a BOX OF WIRES! GOSH

  • Richard Stockenström - 2011-11-29 07:49

    Will News24 kindly get their story straight. It was previously reported that is was discovered after a letter left at Centre Management. Now it was "discovered" as a suspicious parcel. :-/ box of wires my ass!

      Martin - 2011-11-29 08:01

      perhaps it was suspicious that copper remained inside the wire casings haha

  • Piet - 2011-11-29 07:58

    Eish it was a turd...

      Merven - 2011-11-30 07:47

      Nya, the turd is being expelled from politics so it is out of public interesets.

  • DuToitCoetzee - 2011-11-29 07:59

    Where is Phiri this morning? Well spotted/summed up yesterday Phiri!

  • Oceanh - 2011-11-29 08:04

    i smell bs, after all the reports yesterday, now they want to tell us it was a hoax, yeah right. imagine what would happen if everyone stayed away from malls this christmas.............

  • Jenny - 2011-11-29 08:04

    First it was a "hoax", then police report that they have exploded the bomb in a controlled detonation (the size of the bomb large enough to blow up half of Eastgate), and now it was just a box of wires! Sounds like a massive cover up to me!

  • Elle-Black - 2011-11-29 08:05

    @ kolobe i agree with you there

      Merven - 2011-11-30 07:48

      Anybody who's too dumb to paste the response with Kolobe's post will of course 'agree' with him.

  • kozikan - 2011-11-29 08:07

    BS.... a box of wires that was detonated.... INTERESTING!!!!! I hope TOYS-R-US dont sell meccanno sets anymore, our inept police dept might 'detonate' those too!!! Dirk I love your doughnut vs bomb analogy, thats so very very true!!! MAKE UP YOUR MINDS!!!

  • Douglas - 2011-11-29 08:10

    Good news in deed...

  • Bruce Hutamo - 2011-11-29 08:10

    I can imagine the comments if police treated it as a tool box... the police would be named lazy, living in banana country, wara wara wara... South Africans are bizarre. *looks away*

  • Deon - 2011-11-29 08:13

    The police did the right thing. Rather safe than sorry. No one in his right mind would open a suspicious case after a bomb thread. Well done Saps.

      Spiral - 2011-11-29 11:57

      then how did they know it was full of wires if they never opened it...? reporters seem to be getting dumber & dumber

      kenneth.roselt - 2011-11-29 13:12

      That's why the package should be scanned, and viewed through x-ray.

      Esperanca - 2011-11-29 21:48

      I agree, well done SAPS - the journalist?send the whole country into a panic because you want to have the SCOOP? REALLY?

  • hellochristie - 2011-11-29 08:14

    So it wasn't actually a bomb but the bomb squad detonated it anyway? Forgive me for my ignorance but how would one detonate a box full of wires? Do they chuck in a blob of C4 and hope for the best?

      Spiral - 2011-11-29 11:57

      exactly! :)

      Dudleygbu - 2011-11-29 15:31

      ok, let me get this right, they actually made a suitcase into a bomb, that wasnt a bomb to begin with, but it became a bomb cause they added some explosive stuff to the suitcase bomb....ah whats this bomb thing, this is the 21st century, bomb is like world war 1, we should call it something more modern :)

  • leandim - 2011-11-29 08:20

    We were at the mall yesterday and security refused for us to go inside to fetch our cars! I thought it would be more logical to allow people to fetch their cars and get as far away from the mall as possible. The security informed me that they would not let us out since we could not pay parking at this time! Eventually the security told us that if we left through the other exit (where he could not see us) then we could leave since if he doesnt see us leave he doesnt know that we are. By the time we left it was 15:35 and the mall was definitely NOT open!

  • debbierow - 2011-11-29 08:23

    I agree with Merven, a good ploy to evacuate everyone and rob the place with ease... it may not have been real but next time it might be. We can't be too careful this time of year... think I should shop online this year...lol

  • Luke - 2011-11-29 08:24

    welcome to the secrecy bill people...

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-11-29 08:26

    I would be surprised if these civilian killers would get anything right. Do they know a bomb and why do they have to issue a premature statement? I doubt these clowns' capacity besides the killing of innocent civilians.

      Merven - 2011-11-30 07:50

      Correct, they should go and learn from the ANC, just not the idiots that planted the Church Street bomb.

  • johan.visser - 2011-11-29 08:34

    Sounds like real stupid protocol: They know its not a bomb, but still they'll proceed to blow any possible evidence to hell! Very clever boys in blue, very clever!

      Deon - 2011-11-29 08:45

      They only found out it is not a bomb after it was blown up. Maybe next time you can open up a suspicious case for the police.

  • conway.reynolds - 2011-11-29 08:39

    CONTRADICTION Do the brass know what is going on The device found in a box at Eastgate was not a bomb and contained "just electrical wires", Gauteng police chief Mzwandile Petros has confirmed Captain Katlego Mogale said the bomb disposal unit removed it from the centre for safe detonation. Eastgate management said this was the cause of a loud noise heard in the vicinity. What a bunch of clowns. Does the So called General know what time of day it is? Does he realise he has just made his name "Tottie". Who told him to say - "No Bomb, just wires" when there was an controlled explosion from the very same device. How did he get his position? Voted for the correct party. Knows people in high places. A passenger on the gravy train Makes you think that a high ranking official can make a statement which is in direct contraction to the truth BUT ......... welcome to South Africa

      Deon - 2011-11-29 08:53

      The police used explosives to blow it up, it is apparantly standard procedure. Only after it was blown to bits they only found wires.

  • Patricia - 2011-11-29 08:48

    hah hah first they say they defused the bomb, now they say it wasnt a bomb, is it a plot to make sure they have customers that shop christmas at eastgate --> boycott them, they lying!

  • Patricia - 2011-11-29 08:50

    Does Eastgate think the general public is stupid, I will not shop at them fro trying to cover up!!!

  • Pulverturm - 2011-11-29 09:00

    FAIL!

  • Ewald - 2011-11-29 09:06

    All they had to do it cut the blue wire... That always works in the movies :)

      Oceanh - 2011-11-29 09:50

      lol

  • Lizelle - 2011-11-29 09:11

    how can you detonate a box of wires????....and he's a lieutenant general!!! info bill..... we are not supposed to know people... everything is a SECRET!!

      Deon - 2011-11-29 09:30

      Next time you can open it and hope your head won't be blown off?

      Barefoot - 2011-11-29 10:38

      How? they place their own charges on the case to open it, the aim is not to detonate the whole bomb, just Google bomb disposal next time before you comment

      Spiral - 2011-11-29 11:59

      Deon... really now! they had to have opened it to know it was full of wires

  • dee.d.lewis - 2011-11-29 09:12

    Question, they say it was NOT a bomb only a bunch of wires. How can you detonate it if it was not a BOMB? Wires CANNOT cause an explosion on their own.

  • nicola.pillay - 2011-11-29 09:13

    How stupid can people be? First it's a bomb which was reported not to be activated and now it's not a bomb? I think this is just a cover up. It must have been a bomb! I was robbed at Eastgate mall last year, just before going overseas. I went to Jet, within a minute of entering the store, my handbag was stolen, with car keys, wallet, phone, camera, cash...etc. Security didn't help me! The store was being revamped so there were no cameras to help either! JET and Eastgate Security was absolutely delayed and unhelpful! Eastgate in my opinion has been one of the most busiest malls, Xmas period or not..it's always busy. Security is definitely not on par there. The JET security guard, did not even report the matter to Center Management Security. They didn't care about my loss or that it happened at their store! That experience changed my entire perception about Eastgate Mall, a mall I have shopped at since the mid 90's!

  • John - 2011-11-29 09:17

    How does one go from the finding of an unattended suspicious package/parcel/suitcase, to a bomb, that was "placed to cause maximum damage". There is no scope for speculative sensationalist make it as you go journalism. Report facts, not fantasies if you claim to be a News Service

  • mikeangell61 - 2011-11-29 09:24

    He said police believed the person who placed it outside the jewellery shop where it was found had intended robbing the shop. Police were following leads, but had not yet made any arrests. This makes no sense at all.Where did they get the info from?????

  • John - 2011-11-29 09:25

    As for the detonation, the police place an explosive charge on the suspicious parcel and detonate that charge, with the express intention of destroying the suspicious parcel in a controlled manner.....hence the explosion heard. People need to understand what and how things are done before climbing to conclusions.....

      Merven - 2011-11-30 07:52

      True, but surely the dogs would've picked up that it was not explosives, that is what they are trained for anyway.

  • mikeangell61 - 2011-11-29 09:32

    http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Eastgate-bomb-positioned-to-cause-major-damage-20111128.WTF!!! Which do you believe???????

  • antiestablishment - 2011-11-29 09:35

    In a monetary system, democracy is an illusion perpetuated to give the populace a feeling of participation in a so-called democratic process. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z9WVZddH9w

  • Deon - 2011-11-29 09:38

    This is simmilar to having your appendix removed. 3 out of 4 times the appendix was found to be normal, but it can kill you. It is better to be safe than dead.

  • mike.clery - 2011-11-29 09:49

    The only thing that went wrong in this whole drama was SAPS initially stating categorically that it was a bomb. There was no bomb, and the SAPS person who said there was should NOT be a spokesperson. (From the latest EWN report: The police’s Katlego Mogale repeatedly told Eyewitness News that there was a bomb. “There was an explosive device which was deactivated by the Bomb Disposal Unit of Gauteng,” she said.) A suspicious unattended item was reported to the police who correctly treated it as possibly a bomb. It's standard practice to use additional explosives to trigger any explosive that *might* be in the package, in a "safe", controlled manner. For the record, News24's articles made it quite clear they were quoting EWN reports. And EWN have got it wrong again by now claiming it was "a hoax", without any substantiation. It was more likely to have been a package left there by some careless workman. We've got complacent about bomb threats.

  • Kala - 2011-11-29 09:59

    "Police were following leads, but had not yet made any arrests." Well the first leads lead to a case full of wire leads. unfortunately they didn't catch the perputrator and pump him full of lead. Are we now lead to believe that our mall are safe from misleading and suspicious packages.

  • jasonpetro.martin - 2011-11-29 09:59

    silly question:how do they know its a bomb/not a bomb after it was detonated?me smells something fishy!did they destroy it or not?some poor electrician is minus a toolkit and multimeter???

      Barefoot - 2011-11-29 10:34

      Standard procedure to detonate suspected case bombs and investigate after, saw it on the discovery channel the u.s.a is doing it that way, even after controlled detonation u can find fragments to confirm if it's a bomb or not. if u only find wires then u get this article

      jasonpetro.martin - 2011-11-29 11:18

      "saw it on the discovery channel the u.s.a" I agree with you,the yanks have their own ways...but lets get serious...i work with explosives DAILY...IN SOUTH AFRICA...SO...point 1-you dont ever use controlled detonation if you havent identified the explosive used(different types have different characteristics) 2-most explosives CAN be rendered harmless by removing the detonator(NOT CUTTING,AS PER HOLLYWOOD) 3-most explosives in SA today are from a mining environment,WITH BUILT IN FAILSAFES(ANFO- Dissolves in water,most others onnly ignite with detonater )

      Barefoot - 2011-11-29 14:46

      1. you know that every bomb threat is considered as such even if the explosives have not been identified or found on any premises 2. explosives and bombs not exactly the same thing? 3. if u find a case with a suspected bomb inside do u open to check? do you transport it in your vehicle to another place? no why- the trigger might be wired to the opening mechanism number 2 you do not transport it because it might be timed best take to safe area as close as possible. controlled detonation is not for exploding the actual bomb but opening the case to see the type- 'm not an explosives expect but i know a bit. don't u think the s.a explosive experts don know more? by the way they do exchange info with the u.s.a i happened to pass by a conference of police including those from u.s.a

  • Mfundisitshikaswidyoho - 2011-11-29 10:23

    can the same police men go and Detonate a bomb called Malema, oh sorry the ANC has already done that.

  • marli.v.niekerk - 2011-11-29 10:30

    "The device found in a box at Eastgate on Monday was not a bomb"..... "Gauteng police reported earlier that the package was indeed a bomb" Huh?

  • gendv - 2011-11-29 10:56

    This doesn't make any sense? Either its just a box with wires or a bomb that needed detonation...or am I just being an imbecile?

  • George - 2011-11-29 11:10

    Why detonate if it was not a bomb? Detonated a bulb I guess?

  • George - 2011-11-29 11:16

    It would have gone off if it was a bomb The police wouldnt have responded in such a haste. They are quick to respond if there is no danger.