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Narda Vermaak
1 minute read
29 Nov 2018
10:57 am

Thaba Chweu municipal building evacuated after bomb threat

Narda Vermaak

SAPS officers acted immediately on information received and all employees of the Mpumalanga municipal building were evacuated.

Police acted immediately after receiving the bomb threat.

Thaba Chweu Local Municipality (TCLM) received a bomb threat on Thursday morning, reports Steelburger/Lydenburg News.

According to Capt. Alfred Moela, spokesperson for Lydenburg SAPS, TCLM’s disaster management department received a phone call from a private number threatening that there was a bomb in the main municipal building.

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Moela and other SAPS officers acted immediately on the information received, and all employees were promptly evacuated.

Image: Steelburger/Lydenburg News

Officers have barricaded the entire building off while the bomb squad from Mbombela is making their way to town.

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