Police probe whether Vereeniging bomb suspect linked to KZN incidents
16 August 2018
Police are investigating whether a man arrested in connection with the discovery of a suspected homemade explosive device at a Vereeniging mosque last month is linked to the explosive devices found recently in Durban, the Hawks said on Thursday.
The 36-year-old suspect is facing charges of illegal possession of explosives.
The man, who is apparently not known to the community of the Vereeniging suburb of Roshnee, was arrested on July 31 after he was apprehended by security guards at the Masjid Taqwa mosque where he had attended a prayer service.
He had left his bag at the mosque the previous day. When security officials opened it they allegedly discovered the suspected handmade explosive device.