A call alerting staff at lawyer Mathews Phosa’s law practice about a bomb planted inside the building has been discovered to be nothing but a hoax, the police said on Friday.
“The bomb specialists discovered a suspicious looking parcel inside the building after a thorough search. That parcel turned out to be an electric pressure plate placed in a box,” police spokesman Colonel Motsholi Bhembe said.
Police were called on Friday morning to the Du Toit-Smuts & Mathews Phosa Attorneys building in the Mbombela inner city after a call was made by four unknown people that there was bomb in the building.
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Bhembe said the box was thoroughly analysed but what was found was not a bomb.
“At the end, it turned out that the calls were nothing but a hoax,” he said.
He said a charge of bomb threat has been opened and called on the public to assist them with any information regarding the issue.
Crimeline number 08600 10111.
(edited by MLM)
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