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Hawks to investigate incendiary devices at Verulam


Media Statement from Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation
South African Police Service

KwaZulu-Natal: A homemade incendiary device was found by the SAPS Explosives Unit inside  

The device is designed are often known as bombs but they are not explosives but in fact are designed to slow the process of chemical reactions and use ignition rather than detonation to start fires.

The discovery of the device come hot off the heels after three worshippers were attacked by unknown suspects one of whom passed on.  The motive is still unknown and no arrests had been made at this stage. The Hawks together with SAPS Crime Intelligence and Detectives are seized with the matter. 

A case of endangering life or property by means of burning has been added together the murder and attempted murders case by the investigating team.  Further details will be provided.

Media Enquiries: Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo 071 481 3475