Explosive devices found abandoned next to school

Olebogeng Motene/ Rustenburg/150917

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Rustenburg – A shocking discovery was made on Friday 8 September, when a mine worker found abandoned explosives next to Chaneng Primary School.

“The miner found the explosive devices between 11h00 and 12h00, in other words during school hours. Being a mine worker, he immediately recognised what it was and alerted the police,” captain Elsabé Augoustides, police spokesperson, said. The police are investigating the incident.

Photo 1: Police investigating the scene, from left: constable (cst) Letlhogonolo Tong of the Rustenburg Cluster Task Team; sergeant (sgt) Boabeloa Aupa of the Rustenburg Explosives Unit; sgt William Ratsoma and cst Alfred Letlowa, both of the task team. Cst Kgosietsile Manamela of the explosives unit also assisted (absent when taking photo).

Photo 2: Rustenburg – A shocking discovery was made on Friday 8 September, when a mine worker found abandoned explosives next to Chaneng Primary School.

Photo 3: The spot next to the school where the explosive devices were found.