Today’s world is a world of terror. From Al Qaeda to the Islamic State, Boko Haram to Al-Shabaab, humans all over the globe are increasingly coming up with incoherent excuses to kill fellow humans in the most inhumane manner.
Often times, it’s being said the way to defeat terrorism is refusing to be terrified. Even when you’re scared they say, don’t let fear rule your life. That’s cool, but you still have to look out for yourself, watch your back and stay safe.
BuzzSouthAfrica has learnt that terrorist groups are planning to attack shopping malls across Mzansi. There major targets are those in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
This is according to a security message U.S Embassy and Consulates in South Africa sent to U.S citizens in South Africa.
The security message alerted the citizens about what it described as “threats to shopping areas and malls” in South Africa.
It reads: “the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa informs U.S. citizens that the U.S. Government has received information that terrorist groups are planning to carry out near-term attacks against places where U.S. citizens congregate in South Africa, such as upscale shopping areas and malls in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
This information comes against the backdrop of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s public call for its adherents to carry out terrorist attacks globally during the upcoming month of Ramadan,” added the security message.
Spokesperson of U.S Embassy, Cynthia Harvey confirmed that terrorists are indeed planning to attack shopping malls in SA when she stated:
“The protection of U.S citizens overseas is among our top priorities. When we receive specific, credible, non-counter-able threat information, it is our worldwide policy for U.S embassies and consulates to share the information.”
Harvey said they are co-operating with local authorities like they do in any investigation into terrorist threats around the world.