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No imminent danger: SA State Security minister after US ‘terror’ warning
September 9, 2015, 8:13 am

 

Police in Pretoria said they were unaware of any threat or terrorist warning [Xinhua]

Police in Pretoria said they were unaware of any threat or terrorist warning [Xinhua]

A dar after the US embassy in South Africa issued a “terrorist threat” warning to US interests in the African nation, the State Security Minister David Mahlobo has denied any imminent danger according to Pretoria’s own threat analyses.

He, however, clarified that the Ministry has acted upon the information provided by the US, which he said was not “new”.

“In terms of our own threat analysis, we had to do a threat analysis, who is the source and what is happening, and came to the conclusion that there is no immediate danger,” Mahlobo told a South African radio station.

“This is not a new information, the information has been shared over the past few days, the information has been acted upon,” he noted.

The US embassy in South Africa issued a warning on Tuesday saying it had received intelligence reports that American citizens could be the targets of a terrorist attack.

Although the embassy acknowledged on its website that it has not received specific information on the exact targets or timing of any attack, it did ask US citizens to remain “vigilant”.

“Extremists may be targeting US interests in South Africa, to possibly include US Government facilities and other facilities identifiable with US business interests,” the embassy website alert said.

Brian Dube, official spokesperson of South Africa’s State Security Agency told The BRICS Post on Wednesday that Pretoria “will continue its efforts to ensure the safety of all citizens and residents”.

“At this stage we can confirm that after verification of same by our law enforcement agencies, there appears to be no immediate threat or danger. We will however continue to monitor the situation, working with everyone including the U.S. authorities,” Dube told TBP.

“We reiterate our resolve to work with members of the international community in creating a safer and secure world and to ensure that South Africa remains a safe destination for anyone who wishes to travel here,” he added.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies

One Response to No imminent danger: SA State Security minister after US ‘terror’ warning

  1. 777 Reply

    September 11, 2015 at 4:53 am

    Well, let’s put it this way.If South Africa took financial care of it’s undeclared assets in foreign countries. Then the West would never have discovered South Africa’s undeclared and unregistered assets in the first place. They should be concerned about the well being of their undeclared assets in foreign countries.

    Certain individual assets existence might be at stake outside of South Africa , with regards to unknown SA nationals supporting the global political stance of BRICS voluntarily, without the consent of the BRICS Community or related state enterprises.

    The South African government must begin to secure their South African voluntary assets abroad by employing them in secure global enterprises. If not, then South Africa will run at a loss as an upcoming global superpower.

    May the rainbow nation rise above poverty and corruption and let the African sun shine bright and become an inspiration for the entire Africa. Shosoloza iAfrika

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