We simply cannot ignore bomb threats: Police minister

2010-04-10 09:20

POLICE minister Nathi Mthethwa says reports of a terrorist threat

to the World Cup can’t be ignored, but “hold no water”.

Mthethwa released a statement late yesterday, after an online

magazine wrote about “how beautiful” it would be if a bomb exploded at the

US-England match in Rustenburg.

The comments appeared to come from a contributor to a militant

e-magazine called “Yearners for Paradise,” not the usual sites used by al-Qaida

and other linked groups. In the article, the author says he is not a spokesman

for al-Qaida.

Mthethwa says: “Recent media reports suggesting such threats exist

hold no water.”

He said every threat was checked: “We simply cannot ignore them.”

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