Transport ministry slams Sanral bomb threat

The building was evacuated again on Sunday after a suspicious phone call about a bomb threat.

FILE: Transport Minister Dipuo Peters (R) has labelled the bomb threat at sanral headquarters as an attack on the constitution: Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has strongly condemned the latest bomb threat at South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral)'s head office in Samrand, saying it's not only an attack on the roads agency but also on the constitution.

The building was evacuated again on Sunday afternoon after a suspicious phone call about a bomb threat.

Earlier this week Sanral received two more threats of a suspicious white powder.

The transport department's Tiyani Rikhotso has called on law enforcement agencies to act swiftly and arrest the culprits.

"We condemn such acts as being backwards and not helpful to the pursuing of a better country."

Sanral's CEO Nazir Alli has since slammed these threats, saying it's a threat on people's lives not on the multi billion rand project.

The street leading to Sanral's head office in Samrand has once again been cordoned off.

Two Gauteng traffic police officers have told Eyewitness News that police are searching the offices.

Several vehicles are leaving the area while a group of workers has gathered outside the restricted points.

This is the third time Sanral staff had to evacuate the building.