Bomb scare at Gauteng shopping centre

2011-12-29 18:50

Johannesburg - Police evacuated the Westgate shopping centre in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg, following a bomb threat on Thursday afternoon

Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou said a shop in the centre received a phone call warning that a bomb had been placed on its premises.

"Police rushed there. The bomb disposal unit and the dog unit swept through the centre but found nothing," he said.

The centre was evacuated but things returned to normal after about half an hour, said Ndou.

Anyone with knowledge of the bomb threat can call the police toll-free number 08600 1011 to offer information.

  • colin.dovey - 2011-12-29 19:20

    People may not be aware of it, but there are regular Bomb scares in West Rand Shopping Malls......they rarely make the news though.....the targets are often the Banks.........I wonder why?

  • Deejaykg Kgadi Emanuel - 2011-12-29 19:37

    a bomb threat but a person still pressing the like button

      Anthony - 2011-12-29 20:16

      "still pressing the like button" what do you mean, the victim or for the terrorist.

      christo.crous - 2011-12-29 21:46 are stupid..if you find out why I said so..smack yourself a couple..

      Irene - 2011-12-29 21:50

      Christo ~ If he did that he'd find there's a huge echo!

  • SergeD69 - 2011-12-29 20:30

    Which shop was targeted? Perhaps McDonalds. I will not be surprised. LOL But honestly. A bomb scare is a serious thing.

  • Mantsho - 2011-12-29 23:17

    SA needs a lots of CCTV, Especially where crime is likely to happen.

  • Lucky Mathibela - 2011-12-30 02:00

    what the hell is wrong with some people!why threaten people with bomb scares and all the other crap,cnt they get a life and a job and find better practical jokes on google

  • allison.steedman - 2011-12-30 13:47

    my 77 year old, partially sighted mother was at Westgate when this happened - thank goodness she was with friends who could assist her out as she usually gets dropped by the retirement village kombi and shops on her own!

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