The US Embassy in South Africa has issued a warning, stating that the US government has learned of a potential terrorist strike in Sandton this weekend.
- The US Consulate General in Johannesburg, a branch of the US Diplomatic Mission to South Africa, is located in Sandton.
- Many of South Africa’s largest companies as well as numerous multinational corporations, are headquartered in Sandton.
- There is no additional information available regarding the planned attack’s time-frame or target.
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This weekend, Sandton may be the target of a terrorist assault, according to a notice issued on the US Embassy’s website.
The US government has received information that terrorists may be planning to conduct an attack targeting large gatherings of people at an unspecified location in the greater Sandton area of Johannesburg, South Africa, on 29 October 2022. There is no further information regarding the timing, method, or target of the potential attack.
// US Mission South Africa
The US Embassy has advised staff to avoid crowds of people and other large public gatherings in the greater Sandton area during the weekend of October 29-30.
Africa’s richest square mile has of late seen a return to its old self, with this weekend seeing a number of major events taking place, including WineX at the Sandton Concention Centre and Johannesburg Pride, which includes a march through the streets of Sandton Central. It is still to be determined if any of these gatherings are intended to be “the target”.
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