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Cape Town - The intelligence community has been asked to launch an urgent investigation into the origin of a "malicious" SMS regarding purported attacks on whites on Freedom Day.
Bheki Cele, national commissioner of police, said in a statement on Sunday afternoon that he "will not tolerate such malice".
He referred to an SMS which has been circulating countrywide since Saturday. The SMS warns people about pamphlets being distributed in the Polokwane area which apparently say blacks should murder as many whites as possible on Tuesday.
"There will be no war between black and white in South Africa," said Cele. "The intelligence services are working 24 hours a day on the case. No such pamphlet has been found yet, and the origin of the SMS will be traced."
Cele asked the public to ignore the SMS and not to forward it.
"We will all celebrate Freedom Day together."