THE City of Polokwane’s employees have been evacuated from their offices over a bomb scare, just a day after the Limpopo capital held its first council meeting following the August 3 local government elections.
The threat led to the closure of the municipal offices and the cordoning off of the main streets in and around the premises on Friday.
Employees were evacuated from the building as emergency services combed the scene for explosives.
“Polokwane Municipality offices (Civic Centre) have been closed for business for the day in the interest of safety for the public and employees following a threat that there was a bomb in the building’,” municipal spokesperson Tshidiso Mothapo said in a statement.
Mothapo said law enforcement agencies conducted the search and ‘relevant information in this regard will be issued as and when available.’
Limpopo police spokesperson Colonel Ronnel Otto confirmed that the police were informed about the bomb, but said thorough investigations needed to be conducted.