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‘Possible terror attack in the Sandton area’

The Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, has stated that the government does not have any evidence to support claims that a terrorist attack was planned in Sandton. This is according to the statement made by the Minister.

According to IOL, on Wednesday afternoon, the Embassy of the United States of America issued a warning regarding the situation.

The Embassy also stated that it did not have any additional information regarding the timing, method, or target of the potential attack. This information was stated in the previous sentence.

It was recommended that the personnel working at the US Embassy avoid large crowds of people and any other type of public gatherings that took place in the greater Sandton area over the weekend of October 29-30, 2022.

In response to a question from the SABC regarding the warning, Gungubele stated that the government is aware of the situation.

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“I’ve checked with my security teams, and I won’t want to say up front that we are disturbed because they say this alarm has been going off, but up to this point, it has not been vetted,” he said. “I won’t want to say up front that we are disturbed because they say this alarm has been going off,” he said.

Gungubele also mentioned that members of the team had been following up in an effort to provide evidence, but that evidence had not been provided.

“It is our responsibility, and once they have reported that it does exist, we will then proceed to verify that it does exist. Regarding the work that has been done by our teams up until this point, we do not currently have any evidence to support this assertion “he said.

The South African Police Service will not comment on the matter, as stated in a statement released by Lirandzu Themba, the spokesperson for Police Minister Bheki Cele.

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