Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
27 Oct 2021
6:00 am

Islamist attack on SA ‘is fake news’

Eric Naki

Police had been involved in various simulation exercises but it is not clear whether those were related to terrorism or not.

Mozambican soldiers stand as Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi and Rwanda President Paul Kagame, review the troops on 24 september 2021 in Pemba, Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique, where Rwandan and Mozambican soldiers are deployed. (Photo: SIMON WOHLFAHRT / AFP)

Reports of possible terrorist attacks allegedly by Islamic State against South Africa have resurfaced as terrorism rises on the African continent, but the police have dismissed these as fake news, noting it came from a simulation exercise. The national police spokesperson, Brigadier Vish Naidoo, said there was no threat whatsoever against South Africa, but he was aware of the reports. “The contents of the message emanates from desk-top simulation exercises and nothing more. The article is based on half-truths and therefore can be concluded as being fake. Should there be such a threat to South Africa and if the situation...