JOHANNESBURG – A device resembling a bomb has been removed from a mosque in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal where three men were stabbed last week.
The device was attached to a cellphone and placed under a chair at the Imam Hussein Mosque.
Worshippers who had gathered for evening prayers on Sunday night had to be evacuated.
Authorities are appealing to residents to remain calm.
On Thursday, three men, including the mosque’s moulana, were injured when knife-wielding men attacked the mosque. One of the men died of his injuries. The attackers also set the mosque alight.
Police are still searching for the suspects.