Bomb scare at Johannesburg shopping mall

2015-03-02 10:41
People are evacuated from Clearwater Mall in Roodepoort after a bomb scare.

People are evacuated from Clearwater Mall in Roodepoort after a bomb scare. (Tyron Hunter)

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Johannesburg - The Clearwater Mall in Roodepoort was evacuated on Monday morning following a bomb scare.

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Mall marketing manager Cecile Braun told News24 that the bomb squad is on the scene, sweeping the centre.

"About half an hour ago a male phoned reception to say he had planted four bombs around the property. We contacted the landlord and got the building evacuated," she said.

"We don’t have much more information," she added.

The mall has 250 shops and is situated on Hendrik Potgieter Drive.

Shoppers and mall staff took to social media to share their experiences. Some told of a near stampede as people made their way out of the mall.

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