Bombs Discovered In Eastern Cape Dam: Residents Warned Not To Pick Up Unknown Objects Close To Strelizia Dam
The Strelitzia Dam in Uitenhage is set to be closed following the discovery of three mortars in its waters over the weekend.
Eastern Cape police have deactivated the projectiles that were found in the dam and warned residents not to pick up unknown objects found in the vicinity of or in the dam.
Two of the mortars were found on Friday while the third one was discovered on Saturday.
Police spokesperson Captain Gerda Swart said the explosives do not belong to the South African National Defence Force.
The police are investigating where the explosives came from and why and how they ended up in the dam.
Swart said the police were consulting with the local municipality to close the dam so that a thorough search could be conducted by the bomb disposal unit to ensure that all the mortars were retrieved.
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