Terror claims by an East African businessman living in South Africa are said to be behind the security alert issued by the United States Embassy in Pretoria over the weekend. A source with access to South African intelligence said, however, that the businessman was believed by South Africa to be a[…]
Some analysts say the US terror alert for South Africa is nothing new and is simply creating unnecessary public panic. On Saturday, the US government said it received information that terrorist groups are planning to carry out attacks against places where its citizens congregate in shopping areas in Johannesburg and[…]
South Africa’s security agencies are capable of ensuring the safety of the people residing in the country‚ the government said on Saturday in response to an alert by the US government about the threat of possible terrorist attacks at places frequented by US citizens. The US diplomatic mission in South Africa[…]
The Hawks have launched a manhunt for a third suspect in connection with the R17m theft in foreign currencies at the State Security Agency. Two other people have already appeared in court in connection with the crime. Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said police were offering a reward for information[…]
A State Security Agency employee implicated in the theft of R17m from the agency appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Monday. The case against William Mmotong was postponed to January 19, said Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi. Mmotong, a driver at the SSA, was one of three men arrested[…]
A storm is brewing around the South African State Security Agency (SSA) after an undisclosed sum in foreign currency was stolen from the department’s Pretoria headquarters on Boxing Day. Media reports have put the amount stolen at roughly R50 million, while there are some suggestions of a possible inside job.[…]
There was no need to panic over warnings of a terror attack against US interests in South Africa, State Security Minister David Mahlobo said on Wednesday. “There is no need for panic… but as a concern that was raised by the Americans, we will continue to do our normal job,[…]
There have been further incidents of people trying to leave the country to join the Islamic State (ISIS), the State Security Department said on Wednesday. However, spokesperson Brian Dube could not confirm an SABC radio report that another Cape Town teenager was stopped from joining the terrorist group. “He [Minister[…]
Johannesburg – A 15-year-old Cape Town girl who ran away from home to join the Islamic State was taken off a flight about to leave the city, State Security Minister David Mahlobo said on Monday. Her relatives contacted authorities after she disappeared from her parents home on Sunday morning. The[…]
The signal jamming in the National Assembly ahead of the state-of-the-nation-address was caused by an operational error, the state security department said on Wednesday. “The signal disruption was caused by an operational error by the member on duty,” the department said in statement. “The operator failed to properly terminate the[…]
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