Bomb threat at Eastgate Mall

By Lelethu Mquqo
28 November 2011

A bomb has been placed outside a jewellery store in Eastgate Mall in Johannesburg.

Captain Ktlego Mogale confirmed that the police received a phone call about a suspicious case left outside the store.

The mall was evacuated and witnesses described seeing the police chasing a man on the roof, while a helicopter hovered above them.

Mogale says the jewellery store received a letter about the bomb.

The bomb squad has since been called in to deal with the threat.