The Government of South African, headed by President Cyril Ramaphosa has frowned at the US Government for neglecting to discuss with local authorities in Johannesburg before issuing a terror alert to Americans in the city
IsL earlier reported that the embassy warned on Wednesday that one of South Africa’s wealthiest suburbs may be the target of an attack this weekend, and advised its staff members to avoid crowds of people and other large public gatherings. The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office issued a travel warning echoing the US statement.
“It was quite unfortunate that the US government issued that type of warning without having had a deep-dive type of discussion with us,” Ramaphosa said Thursday at a briefing in the capital, Pretoria.
“It is unfortunate that another government should issue such a threat as to send panic among our people.
”The authorities are working to verify the threat, and the government will issue an alert if need be, he said.
However, US mission spokeman, David Feldman declined to comment further when connected by phone