Tuesday, October 11

Mahlatse Ramatseba

Bomb scare at Wits - students evacuated after parcel causes bomb scare

Johannesburg - Police evacuated students after a bomb scare at Wits University on Tuesday.

Wits spokesperson Shirona Patel said a suspicious parcel was found at its FNB building by security on Tuesday afternoon.
"The building was evacuated. It turned out to be a firecracker."

Patel said police sniffer dogs were on the scene and the police were investigating.
Students and police had clashed throughout the day.

Police fired rubber bullets and stun grenade at protesting students after they pelted stones at campus security.

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