April 27, 2010
South Africa. Police probe SMS warning whites of ‘murder pamphlets’
According to South Africa's daily Citizen, the intelligence community is investigating the origins of a “mischievous” SMS that has sowed panic in Polokwane and prompted the provincial police commissioner to place his forces on high alert.
The SMS, which warns that there are pamphlets being distributed around Polokwane which are urging black people each to kill as many whites as possible during today’s Freedom Day celebrations, has been distributed countrywide over the past few days.
Polokwane police reportedly went on high alert shortly after the SMS began circulating and police patrols have been intensified in Limpopo province. No such pamphlets seem to exist, however, and the intelligence services are now tracing the source of the rumour.
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