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Man arrested for leaving explosive device at Vereeniging mosque

It's understood community members were praying on Monday when they noticed an unidentified man leaving his bag behind.

Picture: @SAPoliceService/Twitter

Editor's Note: Since this item was published, the police have clarified that the item found at the mosque was a hoax bomb.

JOHANNESBURG – A man has been arrested after a suspected handmade explosive device was found at a mosque in Roshnee near Vereeniging.

It's understood that community members were praying on Monday when they noticed an unidentified man leaving his bag behind.

The Roshnee neighbourhood watch handed over the bag to the security office where the suspected explosive device was then discovered.

The police's Fikile Funda says the man is expected to appear in court soon.

“The neighbourhood watch that took the bag to the security office, went and investigated what was happening, only to find out that there’s a handmade bomb they found there. The preliminary charge that we’re investigating is possession of suspected handmade explosives.”

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