South Africa: Minister David Mahlobo Notes US Terror Alert

US alert noted and there is no need to panic, assures Minister Mahlobo

The South African government has noted the terror alert issued by the US Embassy in Pretoria over the weekend which is part of the US government standard precautionary communication to its residents.00340102-934583ab9582c293f60c6aae1ffae84d-arc614x376-w285-us1

The security services of the country have liaised with the Americans on the concerns they have and these engagements will continue as part of the ongoing work.

 State Security Minister David Mahlobo said it is the responsibility of the South African security forces to ensure that all people within our territory are and feel safe. “We remain a strong and stable democratic country and there is no immediate danger posed by the alert”.

The security services will continue to work on matters of violent extremism and terrorism amongst others and ensure the safety of all citizens and residents.