Jo’burg courts open after bomb threats

Proceedings at the Johannesburg Magistrates Court and the South Gauteng High Court are expected to return to normal Wednesday afternoon.

They were disrupted following bomb threats at both buildings on Wednesday morning.

Police sniffer dogs and the Explosives Unit were called in and combed both courts but nothing was found.

Police at the South Gauteng High Court said they were investigating who was behind the hoax calls that resulted in both buildings being evacuated.

After the building was evacuated, officers and members of a private security company locked the gate while guarding the entrance to the court.

People were urged to move away from the premises but many waited outside for court proceedings to resume.

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