Varsity gets 3rd bomb threat in 6 weeks

2012-04-17 10:01

Cape Town - The University of Stellenbosch has had its third bomb threat in about six weeks – disturbing classes and causing widespread disruption.

Die Burger reported that the JC Smuts building in Merriman Street had to be evacuated on Monday afternoon after a bomb threat was received.

Staff and students were immediately evacuated.

Police arrived soon afterwards and the area was declared to be safe at about 15:25.

It was not clear if police found anything in their search of the premises.

A university spokesperson said bomb threats were seen in a very serious light.

Anyone with more information was asked to contact security on campus or call 021 8082330.

The university also received two bomb threats on 1 March this year, causing evacuations and disruption of classes.

  • Jack - 2012-04-17 10:33

    Shows the maturity of the students these days - anything to cause some chaos...

      lydonmcg - 2012-04-17 11:06

      Who said a student had anything to do with it? Perhaps, considering you seem to know exactly what's going on, you should give them a call on the provided number?

  • johncarlos.biza - 2012-04-17 10:48

    Could it be some idiot student trying to avoid writing their tests?

      John - 2012-04-17 11:27

      That is what used to happen in the '80's. Guys would call in the day their girlfriends had difficult exams.

      Hugo - 2012-04-17 13:08

      probably some Nazi outraged that Stellies is being 'blackified'

  • Gieljam - 2012-04-17 11:31

    Sorry state of a fairs .When some hooligans can't get their way of living and thinking forced onto what used to be a world class university , they resort to all kinds of dirty things .Hope they find the culprits and string them up.Had we had an more effective law system in place I think this type of activity would also be much less.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-17 11:38

    Zis is nut a berm. Eet ees ze berm of ze blunde by ze poole. Eggestremelee dengeruese.

      Bruce - 2012-04-17 16:47

      What are you trying to say. Please write in English!

  • Rose - 2012-04-17 12:19


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