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    South African Government notes US Embassy terror ALERT

    The South African Government has noted the US Embassy terror alert that was published earlier today, Wednesday. 26 October.


    In a statement, the South African government said it has noted the terror alert issued by the US Embassy on its website.

    South African Government said this is part of the US government’s standard communication to its citizens.

    “It is the responsibility of the South African security forces to ensure that all people within our country feel safe.”

    South African Government

    “We are working hard at keeping our nation and her people safe. We continue to monitor for any threats to our citizens, our nation and our sovereignty.
    Threats are assessed continuously and are acted upon to ensure the safety of all,” the government advised.

    The report further cautioned that should the need arise; the South African government will be the first to inform the public about any imminent threat.

    Initially, Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, told SABC News that the South African government had not received any information about a potential terror attack. However, law enforcement agencies were looking into the matter.

    ALSO READ: State Security Agency ‘has no information’ on Sandton terror attack

    This follows the widespread alert by the US Embassy in South Africa issued on its website alluding to Sandton being in imminent danger of terror attack.


    “The U.S. government has received information that terrorists may be planning to conduct an attack targeting large gatherings of people at an unspecified location in the greater Sandton area of Johannesburg, South Africa, on 29 October 2022. There is no further information regarding the timing, method, or target of the potential attack. The U.S. Embassy has advised staff to avoid crowds of people and other large public gatherings in the greater Sandton area of Johannesburg during the weekend of 29-30 October 2022,” the full statement read.

    ALSO READ: Sandton terror alert: Is Johannesburg Pride now under threat?

    This is a developing story.

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