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St Vincent Clinic evacuated following bomb scare

The St Vincent Clinic in Belhar, Western Cape allegedly received a bomb threat on Thursday morning, which led to the evacuation of all stuff and patients.

According to SAPS spokesperson, FC Van Wyk staff and patients were evacuated from the clinic and the SAPS Bomb Squad and K9 Unit were called to assess the clinic.

“On arrival the Sister in charge of the clinic was communicated to and SAPS members assisted to evacuate the premises. SAPS Bomb Squad and K9 Unit attended and swept/search the premises for an alleged bomb,” Van Wyk said.

Health Forum spokesperson Sheynain Benjamin has branded the persons behind the bomb threat as “sick and disgusting”.

Benjamin went on to say that should anyone not be satisfied with the services at the clinic then there are a few channels to complain to, but it is totally unacceptable to resort to bomb scares and threats.

“As the Belhar Community Health Forum we want to condemn this type of action in the strongest possible terms and trust that this individual/s will be exposed, apprehended and brought before a court of law to account for these actions.”

Following the search The clinic was declared safe and handed over to the Sister in charge of the clinic. A docket was open for further investigation.


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