'We have summoned the US embassy to explain terror alerts' says DIRCO

Department of International Relations and Cooperation spokesperson, Clayson Monyela, says it has summoned the United States ambassador to explain their handling of terror alerts. it wants an explanation from the Americans.

Monyela says the information on terror attacks was from a single source, and not credible.

We appreciate the ongoing engagement between South Africa and countries like the US. The concern, however, is that the information that we rely on to issue these alerts has to be credible and verifiable.

Clayson Monyela, DIRCO spokesperson

The information was subjected to further examination and it proved not to be credible, which means in terms of the systems of our government, this information was checked and found not to be credible. It was sketchy and dubious.

Clayson Monyela, DIRCO spokesperson

The embassies of United States of America (USA), Australia and the United Kingdom (UK) informed their citizens that they were placing South Africa on terror alert last Saturday.

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