Johannesburg - Staff from banking group Investec [JSE:INL]
on Wednesday morning returned to work in its two Sandton office buildings following a bomb scare that turned out to be a hoax.
The bank said that it had received a tip off from a female caller who indicated that there was a bomb in the basement of the head office buildings.
Both buildings were evacuated as a precautionary measure, it said.
"At this stage the motives and the identity of the caller are unknown. Investec is currently working with the police to thoroughly investigate the situation and more information will be released as soon as it becomes available," Investec said.
Investec employees returned to the building as the all clear was given.