Police were dispatched on Thursday afternoon to monitor a hostage situation in Durban.
This is at the Anton Lembede street inside a building.
It is not clear how many people are held hostage but suspects are believed to be armed with firearms and explosives.
Police Spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said that the incident took place at 14:30 on Thursday afternoon.
“We have not gathered much information so far, we do not even know which floor the hostages are held at,” said Mbhele.
Note this is a developing story more information will be updated as it becomes available