ANC bosses flee in bomb scare drama

ANC bigwigs, including secretary-general Gwede Mantashe and ANC Youth League president Julius Malema, dashed out from Luthuli House headquarters yesterday following a bomb scare.

Deputy secretary-general Thandi Modise and other officials were also evacuated by security personnel from the party's Sauer Street address.

Party spokesperson Ishmael Mnisi told Sowetan the receptionist at head office received the bomb scare call at 10.30am.

"The receptionist dropped the phone and the caller rang again, three times. We then decided to call the police who advised we should evacuate the building and we did.

"The police searched until midday and found nothing. It's not a nice thing to threaten people with bombs and we are not going to laugh it off.

"We're waiting for a full report from the police." - Zukile Majova