Terrorists plan attacks on shopping malls, areas favored by Americans in S. Africa – US embassy
Security Message for U.S. citizens in South Africa: https://t.co/Mu2q0dvlzx— US Embassy SA (@USEmbassySA) June 4, 2016
The diplomats said people should keep away from shopping areas and malls in Johannesburg and Cape Town to stay on the safe side.
The tip comes “against the backdrop” of Islamic State call for global attacks against Americans during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, the statement said.
Commenting on the US warning, South Africa’s Foreign Ministry said that the country’s security agencies are capable of protecting the people from terrorists.
"The state security agency and other security agencies in this country are very much capable of keeping South Africa safe. The security of this country is as good as it always has been," doplomatic spokesman Clayson Monyela said.