Durban man arrested for making bomb threats in Zimbabwe while Mnangagwa was enroute to the airport

A Durban man, Cuan Reed Govender, has been arrested in connection with a bomb threat that caused chaos at Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls International Airport last week.

The incident occurred while Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa was en route to the airport, prompting pilots to divert his airplane for safety reasons.

Mnangagwa’s spokesperson, George Charamba, confirmed Govender’s arrest, acknowledging the efforts of Zimbabwean security services in tracing and apprehending him.

Charamba expressed gratitude for the diligence of the security personnel involved in resolving the situation.

Govender was taken into custody at the Robert Mugabe International Airport while on his way to South Africa after bullets were detected in his luggage by X-Ray scanners.

Reports indicate that Govender had been in Zimbabwe for a week-long trip and that the bullets found in his possession were commonly used by him at shooting ranges.

It is believed that Govender inadvertently left the five bullets in his bag, leading to the security scare at the airport.

Following his arrest, Govender has appeared in court and is scheduled to make another appearance this week as legal proceedings continue.

The situation has caused a stir and raised concerns about airport security measures, emphasizing the importance of vigilance and adherence to regulations to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.

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