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The arms found in the caches include 94 detonators (capped fuses), one M26 grenade detonator, seven R1 magazines, 120 live rounds and 20 blanks, 23 pentolite boosters, 2 large pentolite boosters, 26 hand grenades with detonators, 11 pipe bomb caps and one large pipe bomb cap.
Provincial police liaison officer Superintendent Miranda Mills said today police did not know why the 25 kg of commercial explosive ammonium nitrate and 175 pentolite explosive charges had been cached in the area.
The cache consisted of 25kg of plastic explosive, 25kg of commercial explosive, a 250m length of cordex fuse and 175 30g packages of another explosive called pentolite.
In constructing the explosive device, a coffee tin was packed with pentolite explosives and sealed with a five-second fuse.
During investigations over the past few days police seized 26 claymore mines from a house in Pretoria along with 14 rifle grenades, 162 explosive-head rounds, 34 40mm detonating rounds of a type generally used to arm aircraft, 800 7,62mm rounds, three containers of pentolite explosive, two white phosporus hand-grenades, seven hand-grenades, 1488 ballistic rounds generally used for target shooting, and several mechanical explosive caps.