Latest on US mail bombs: 'It could be an attempt to silence Democrats'

A manhunt is underway to find the sender of a number of suspected explosive devices sent to several high-profile political figures in the U.S.

Authorities intercepted suspicious packages sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and news channel CNN.

READ:6 explosive devices found may be similar to bomb found in Imam Hussain Mosque

Group Foreign Editor of Independent Newspapers, Shannon Ebrahim spoke to Bongani Bingwa on Thursday morning about the timing of the packages.

And this coming two weeks before the congressional elections. This is very significant and it seems to have captured the narrative in the United States for this entire week.

Shannon Ebrahim, Group Foreign Editor, Independent Newspapers

It seems all the top Democrats who have criticised Trump, or Trump has criticised them, have been targetted in this particular campaign and it seems it could be an attempt to silence the Democrats.

Shannon Ebrahim, Group Foreign Editor, Independent Newspapers

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