Eastgate Mall device not a bomb

By Lelethu Mquqo
29 November 2011

Gauteng police have confirmed that the device left outside of a jewellery store in Eastgate Mall in Johannesburg yesterday was not a bomb.

Gauteng police chief Mzwandile Petros says that the box was found to contain electrical wires.

He says police detonated the box because it was protocol when dealing with a suspicious device.

Petros believes that the person who left it there had intended to rob the store.

The mall was evacuated yesterday after police said that the box contained a bomb.

The public was led to believe that the bomb squad had disabled the device.

No arrests have been made yet.


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