The US government has issued a security alert and warned its embassy staff that a “possible terrorist attack” in Gauteng’s commercial hub, Sandton, has reportedly been planned for Saturday October 29.
In an advisory, published on Wednesday, the US government said it was given “information that terrorists may be planning to conduct an attack targeting large gatherings of people”.
The government did not reveal any further information regarding the timing, method, or target of a potential attack.
Embassy personnel at the US consular-general, which lies Sandton Drive, were advised to avoid “crowds of people and large gatherings” in Sandton during the weekend.
Sandton holds some of SA’s premium offices including medical aid and financial services giant Discovery’s head office and the Sandton City shopping precinct.