BuzzSouthAfrica learnt that the Western Cape High Court has been evacuated this morning following a bomb threat.
As gathered, the police are already at the scene and haveroutes leading to the courthouse.
Captain FC Van Wyk, police spokesperson confirmed this saying they are presently sweeping the building.
The police captain divulged that they were informed about the threat at about 09:45, and that SAPS dog unit is inside the building to search for the bombs.
This follows the series of terror alerts which started with a security message U.S Embassy and Consulates in South Africa sent to U.S citizens in South Africa.
The U.S warning stated that “terrorist groups are planning to carry out near-term attacks against places where U.S. citizens congregate in South Africa.”
Following, the British government echoed U.S terror attack alert in a statement and warned that “there is a high threat from terrorism, (and that) attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners, such as shopping areas in Johannesburg and Cape Town.”
Thereafter, the Australian government called on Australian citizens to take the warnings serious. According to the Australian government, the possibility of being attacked sooner than assumed is high.
The High Court reopened after the police searched and found no explosives.
Van Wyk said; “no explosive was found following a two-hour sweep. The bomb disposal unit was on the scene and the building was declared safe.”
He hinted that the bomb threat call they got was a prank, but then, added that police are still investigating and no arrests had been made.