Bomb Plot Targeting National Key Points Discovered After Jacob Zuma Parole Announcement

Bomb Plot Targeting National Key Points Discovered After Jacob Zuma Parole Announcement

  • A bomb plot has been uncovered by the police following reliable information supplied by an informant
  • Explosives were discovered that were allegedly to be used to destroy national key points and create chaos following Jacob Zuma's return to prison
  • No arrests have been made yet and the police remain on high alert following the discovery

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DURBAN - On Friday night, police officers discovered a large amount of explosive material in KwaZulu-Natal.

The explosives were allegedly intended to be used to destroy national key points following the announcement that Jacob Zuma would be forced to return to prison.

Bomb plot, Zuma, parole
89 explosive charges were discovered at an abandoned house in Mooi River. Photo credit: @pascoeinvestigations
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Following reliable information provided by an informant, police officers raided an abandoned house in Bruntvillewhere a large number of explosives were discovered.

The police suspect that the explosives were to be used to destroy the Mooi River Toll Plaza.

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89 Viper boosters weighing 150g each, which are classified as high strength priming charges, were discovered according to IOL.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said that these types of explosives are commonly used in cash-in-transit heists and ATM bombings according to News24

Bheki Cele says SAPS ready for unrest over Zuma's imprisonment, SA unconvinced

Earlier, Briefly News reported that the Minister of Police Bheki Cele has reassured South Africans that the South African Police Service (SAPS) and other law enforcement agencies such as the army are well-prepared to handle any unrest that might possibly arise.

Cele's remarks come after the Pretoria High Court ruled earlier this week that former President Jacob Zuma will have to back to prison because his medical parole was awarded illegally.

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Msholozi has geared up to fight the ruling and will launch an appeal in the near future.

Cele stated during a media briefing held by the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster (JCPS) they have learned lessons from the riots in July. He added that experiences of the unrest will help the cluster combat riots in future.

'Stay Calm': Lamola calls for restraint after court ruling on Jacob Zuma medical parole

Briefly News previously reported that Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola is calling for calm across South Africa following the Pretoria High Court's decision to overturn former National Commissioner of Correctional Services Arthur Fraser's decision to grant former President Jacob Zuma medical parole.

Reports on the ground suggest the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the South African Police Service (SAPS) will be on high alert for any signs of unrest across South Africa following the ruling that Zuma should go back to jail to see out his sentence.

Briefly News previously reported that the 79-year-old was slapped with a 15-month prison sentence by the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) for contempt of court after he blatantly refused to comply with an order from the chairperson of the State Capture Inquiry, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, that he give testimony at the commission earlier this year.

Source: Briefly News

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