The entrance to the recently opened Cornubia Mall. Picture: Terry Haywood Photography

Durban - Police are currently doing a sweep of the Cornubia mall after a bomb scare was reported at the Woolworths store.

According to information, the whole mall was evacuated while police combed the scene with emergency services on standby.

Commercial City Building in the Durban CBD was also evacuated due to a bomb scare on the 15th floor.

This follows a spate of bomb incidents reported since this week.

A device was found at the Woolworths store at Gateway Theatre of Shopping. It was defused by the police bomb squad.

Two days earlier, two devices were detonated, causing a fire at the Woolworths store in Gateway, as well as at the chain’s Pavilion branch.

There was another scare at The Pavilion this week when a member of the public spotted a “device” in the parking lot. This was later found to be a false alarm as the “device” was merely a discarded security tag. An explosive device was also reportedly exploded at a Spar in Wentworth on Monday.

Two explosive devices were discovered in Morningside near the Greyville Racecourse, where thousands of people had gathered for the Vodacom Durban July on Saturday.

The Mercury