WATCH: Durban residents shaken after bomb explosions


A device that was found next to the tyre of an SUV parked on Gladys Mazibuko Road on 7 July 2018.

DURBAN – Residents in Durban are shaken after six suspicious devices were found in stores and public places around the city over the past few days.


The latest incident, the sixth in a week,  happened at a Spar store in Wentworth on Monday afternoon after a device was detonated by police.

“It was very hectic yesterday, we were standing outside the corner of the flats and we saw people running out of the store,” a resident said.

“We were told that there was a bomb inside the shop and about half an hour later we just heard a bomb go off. Everyone started screaming but fortunately enough no one got injured.”

On Monday morning, the Pavilion mall was combed after police received a report of a suspicious device on the property.

It later turned out to be a security tag usually attached to items in stores.

On Saturday evening, explosive devices were found before they exploded near the Greyville Racecourse, where the Durban July took place.

A device was also found at a Woolworths store in Gateway Mall. That same store, and another store in Gateway Mall experienced pipe bomb explosions last Thursday.

In May an explosive device was found in a Durban mosque.