Bomb destroyed by police

2014-05-10 00:00

THE bomb squad was called in on Thursday to detonate a mortar shell that was found at a home in Yellowwood Park.

The shell was found by a man going through household goods that were thrown out of the home in Sunbird Avenue by the sheriff of the court when the previous tenant, Sandile Nsibande, was evicted.

Nsibande told the Daily News that a previous tenant had left the bomb in the garage.

Yellowwood Park and Woodhaven Sector Policing Forum chairperson Chris van den Berg said it was the first time he had experienced anything like this.

“It was a very old bomb that someone probably found somewhere and kept … My concern is how many children had their hands on that bomb?

“I don’t think the person who it belonged to had and intention to use it,” he said.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said the incident has been reported at Montclair police station.

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