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SA on terror alert

2013-09-29 07:21

Pretoria - South Africa has been put on terror alert after Samantha Lewthwaite, the alleged mastermind behind the Kenya terrorist attack, was seen doing surveillance of embassies in Pretoria recently.

Dubbed the "White Widow" by the British media, Lewthwaite has been on intelligence watch lists for the past two years. Recent sightings of her were brought to the attention of the South African police intelligence by a security organisation linked to the local Jewish community.

According to the Sunday Independent, South Africa is on a level 4 – orange-coded – rating following this new development. Only a red alert is more intensive – which could lead to the evacuation of foreign diplomatic staff.

Lewthwaite had been wanted in South Africa for identity fraud and in Kenya for being in possession of illegal explosives as well as for conspiracy to commit a crime. Interpol has meanwhile issued a red notice for her arrest. This binds all 190 member countries to assist in tracking her down and arresting her. Lewthwaite was the wife of British suicide bomber Germaine Lindsay, who blew himself up along with 26 commuters in the 7 July 2007 London bombings.

Comments
  • Richard Scully - 2013-09-29 07:25

    I thought South Africa didn't need to worry according to corrupt ANC. She is probably staying at Naledi Pandors house or Nkandla

      Ben Petzer - 2013-09-29 07:45

      No she checked in at the Gupta pad

      Jaco Wium - 2013-09-29 07:57

      I despice the ANC and its corruption, lack of services and lack of morality just as much, if not more, than you do, Richard. But comments like that, which you can not know to be true, only make us critics look a bit silly to the ANC-supporters, and it strengthens their resolve to keep on supporting and voting those crooks into power. Why not post rational anti-ANC comments at political articles instead? This article is about Samantha Lewthwaite, an apparent fundamentalist, if news reports are to be believed.

      Andrew Selous - 2013-09-29 08:17

      @Jaco,comments by our dear No1 that SA is safe will provoke Richard and MANY more to make such comments.So brother,get used to it.Guptagate is another case in point where who knows which 'fundamentalist' was a guest with free entry through our border.

      Sean Goldie - 2013-09-29 09:15

      Linds the threat of another POO attack originates from your pie hole....

      Elliott Buchan - 2013-09-29 09:46

      Nice one Richard I couldn't have phrased that better Ha!Ha!

      Mark Janse van Rensburg - 2013-09-29 09:46

      Sugar coat as much as you want, SA has been on terror alert since 1994. If not for Madiba what would you have? Ya right calling me names, and a oppressor? Mrs. Lewthwaite is the last of our problems. The headline reads SA on terror alert - COME ONE you have to see the irony int it (wink)

      James Santam - 2013-09-29 10:31

      50 citizens a day are murdered in South Africa under the corrupt incompetent terrorist ANC government's watch. In one day the same amount of people are killed as what the Nairobi terrorists killed in their entire operation. What worse terror can a country and its citizens be subjected to??

      Juan Olivier - 2013-09-29 11:13

      @Linds Ron-House. If the Boeremag bombs something they will only be following the example set by the ANC.

      Linds Ron-House - 2013-09-29 12:57

      @Alicia, et al; al-Shabaab has no interest in targeting South Africa or South Africans. If they stage an attack here then the target would be a foreign embassy such as the US, but certainly not a South African target. Early in the week I wrote that al-Shabaab has an economic wing which is alleged to have interests in South Africa. They can use our soil as a base from which to plan their attacks but will not target South Africa. On the other hand, Boeremag has targeted South Africans and at least a few people have died from their attacks. Some right-wingers were also planning an attack in Mangaung. Now if you have even a faintest idea of how risk is assessed then you will know that the level of risk is determined by multiplying probability by impact. Probability is usually determined based on previous events.

      Michelle Hayden - 2013-09-29 16:42

      @Linds...the fact of the matter is that SOUTH AFRICANS work at these embassies as well...hope the evil 'white widow' is caught sooner rather than later...

      Michelle Hayden - 2013-09-29 17:00

      ...and, inevitably, the 'thumbs down'...obviously a troll who believes in causing untold mayhem...pathetic!

      Ahava Shapiro - 2013-09-29 17:11

      Here is the proof that Martin Goodman has on terror camp in South Africa, http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2013-06-19-apology-to-farhad-and-junaid-dockrat-and-our-readers/#.UcGeLjdLT1U http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2013-06-19-the-most-bitter-pill-of-all-your-own-failure/#.UkhC3TIaySN

      Ahava Shapiro - 2013-09-29 18:32

      Martin, take all of your intelligence and hand it over to the intelligence community and the Mail and guardian newspaper, then come back here and confirm that you have done this, that is your duty, that is where it belongs , if you cannot back up your allegations with actionable facts, it means you still can't piss straight and you are he'll bent on spreading propaganda.

      Freddy van Wijk - 2013-09-29 21:02

      The general 2014 elections cannot be more intense than this.

      Sandra Rennie - 2013-09-29 22:08

      Richard Scully 10 out of 10 for that remark ! Why on earth would we as South Africa need to be on terror Alert when the terrorists took over country in 1994. Bloody ridiculous ! I mean JZ is friends with these people. NB! The dead Gaddafi, the dead Saddam and I have no idea who the live ones are ! We were used to bombings etc since the 80's - so what would be new ?

      Beckie Knight - 2013-09-30 06:51

      Jaco Wim, I, too de-spice the ANC - but, in between all the horror that's taking place in and around SA - there's nothing wrong with a slight touch of humour. Thanks, Richard.

      Edan Sarah - 2013-09-30 08:40

      He-he

      Francesco Aglioti - 2013-09-30 11:37

      HHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAH WELL SAID

      Linds Ron-House - 2013-09-30 12:02

      @Lionel, if the ANC didn't fight for freedom then The South African economy would have completely collapsed. You would still be excluded from international sport. You would not have access to many international brands (cars for example). We would not be having access to international loans. White owned businesses would not be having access to foreign markets. Examples are unlimited. Something to think about.

      Drommedaris Voortrekker - 2013-09-30 13:14

      Richard, she now lives on Robben Island with a couple of her fanatic Muslim cadres - they have taken over the prison there.

      Midnite Man - 2013-09-30 13:40

      ....no-body will attack foreign embassies in SA. You are more likely to get ur motor robbed from your driveway.

      Mark Richardson - 2013-09-30 15:50

      No need to put the ountry n alert its run already by terrorists

      Roelf Van Der Merwe - 2013-10-01 09:50

      She must be running the tuckshop at Nkandla.

      Melan Beko - 2013-10-01 10:22

      More people die from slipping in their bathtub than from terrorist attacks, so uhm no, i dont see why SA should be put on any kind of terrorist alert.

      Thabang Bonang - 2013-10-01 11:56

      Many fraudulent passports for possible terrorists are made in Durban. Including the white widow one. That's according to Durbanite Ehmed Chisty who arranged the fraudulent documents for her and many other terrorists. And the former premier of KZN has been promoted to become ANC treasurer general whilst the former home affairs minister has been promoted to AU chairperson. Eya Ne!

      Attie Meyer - 2013-10-03 08:34

      Thats why she wasn't arrested, while she was moving around. The Police ect. can now say she did this and that..how do they know? If they know..why wasn't she arrested???

  • Richard Scully - 2013-09-29 07:26

    This victimless crime of corruption eh Zuma?

      Dokes Maseko - 2013-09-29 09:57

      @Richard, you are so bitter. Your ANC bashing without any substance makes you look empty upstairs. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan the ANC. At-least try to stay relevant to what the article is about. You making it easy for one to mistaken your surname as Silly.

      Jurie Nel - 2013-09-29 10:01

      Droot, irresponsible comment. First off, you don't need to encourage these people to plant bombs. Secondly, its "Luthuli House" and not "ANC house. Thirdly, there are opposition members in Parliament. Fourthly, you got your order mixed up.

      Rowan Clark - 2013-09-29 12:05

      is this all being done to try and justify security upgrades at inkandla?

      Richard Scully - 2013-09-29 19:15

      Afraid not Dokes, but the dire situation SA finds itself in is all thanks to the ANC

      Sandra Rennie - 2013-09-29 22:12

      Dokes You have it all wrong ! The fact of the matter is that this ANC led government does not have its eye on the ball in any Department whatsoever. This little story is just a coverup for how this White Widow got away so easily with a fake ID, fake Passport, Standard Bank Account among others, clothing accounts. Where was the National Credit Act or FICA for that matter. Dept of Home Affairs is a haven for the mafia and the rubbish that work there !

      Fritz Duquesne - 2013-09-30 10:48

      1) do you have to comment on EVERY article richard? 2) you never actually say anything remotely clever

  • Simphiwe Wrekonize Tladi - 2013-09-29 07:28

    This stupid woman is here to cause up problems

      Nigel Vos - 2013-09-29 07:53

      Spot on Simphiwe

      Rory Neil Price - 2013-09-29 07:59

      She can't be that stupid if she lived openly in SA, while on the Worlds most wanted list

      Alice Tang - 2013-09-29 09:00

      She is smart and dangerous. Scary.

      Sandra Rennie - 2013-09-29 22:15

      Simphiwe She is not stupid. She saw how Stupid and Gullible,and corrupt our Government workers are in this country and took her chances, and you know what she got it right!

  • Shirley Bisschoff - 2013-09-29 07:35

    Ah lovely, this terrorist is now in our beloved SA. Anybody feeling especially safe?

      Jessica Hamilton - 2013-09-29 07:40

      Not at all :(

      Jurie Nel - 2013-09-29 10:05

      JZ, yes. He has Nkandla and its bunkers -- paid for by us taxpayers.

      Juan Olivier - 2013-09-29 11:18

      We are no more in danger with terrorists in SA then before without terrorists in SA.

  • Patricia Dewet - 2013-09-29 07:35

    So after her passport was cancelled she was here again. So our intelligence to busy to keep their skelm boss out of jail and the Jews they hate, they knew it. We will be such an easy target because nothing works anymore.

      Sandra Rennie - 2013-09-29 22:19

      Patricia I agree with your, but please enlighten me as to what 'Intelligence".

  • Dirk Engelbrecht - 2013-09-29 07:41

    They are to busy being corrupt and filling there bank acounts, to be concerned about the safety of this country. Cause if the fit hits the shan they are "out of here" to go live overseas where there is no security threat...

      Jane Longmuir - 2013-09-29 08:26

      Unfortunately Dirk there are very few places with no form of security threat of one kind or another. Scary world we live in.....stay safe and vigilant peeps!

      Alice Tang - 2013-09-29 09:04

      Have you forgotten 9/11 and London train bombings !!!

  • Rodney Rishigan Naicker - 2013-09-29 07:48

    Maybe she is gonna help us blast away this cANCer which we are suffering from!

      Ngwana Moafrika - 2013-09-29 09:08

      you think it a joke?

      Matthew Jones - 2013-09-30 14:40

      The only joke here apart from our government and president, Ngwana, is you and you're trolling.

  • Rory Neil Price - 2013-09-29 07:58

    Amazing the Jews, have the best Intelligence Service in the world, our guys issued the passport, (allegedly ), more than enough Somalis that sneaked through our non existent borders to. Help

      Jenny Webbe - 2013-09-29 15:08

      Somalia and their citizens don't have much going for them, do they?

  • Steve Ritchie - 2013-09-29 07:59

    Maybe she should do us all a favour and blow up Nkandla.

      Henk Van Biljon - 2013-09-29 08:28

      Haha Nduduzo, Steve's mother's house is surely not such a stain on the conscience of our country as Nkandla is? Poor woman.

      Kortbroek Du Plessis - 2013-09-29 08:37

      yip suicide attack

      Maggie Cox - 2013-09-29 12:43

      And the e-toll gantries...

  • Israel - 2013-09-29 07:59

    She would need to worry as she is hiding in the bunker at Nkandla

      Ngwana Moafrika - 2013-09-29 09:10

      You think it a joke? Frightened. Zuma is more a patriot and South African than you.

      Juan Olivier - 2013-09-29 11:20

      @Ngwana Moafrika. Yes you are right since corruption and crime is the norm in this country Zuma is definitely in front of the group.

      Bongani Nsele - 2013-09-29 14:43

      are you clean you bloody agent you don't even know where Nkandla is

      Louis Claes - 2013-09-29 19:10

      You say Zuma is a patriot? I would say he is an idiot

  • dirang.montsho - 2013-09-29 08:00

    scary

      Ngwana Moafrika - 2013-09-29 09:13

      Dirang it is scary - but this is pure intelligence - South Africa has never been on those people's list. Those countries want to involve us in this so that they are not alone. Although we find ourselves with people who are said to be terrorists South Africa does not have enemies.

      Jurie Nel - 2013-09-29 10:08

      Ngwana, you live in a fool's paradise.

      Ngwana Moafrika - 2013-09-29 10:37

      jurie a fool's paradise that you enjoy and do not want to leave

      Jurie Nel - 2013-09-29 13:16

      Ngwana, I did not realise you would not understand the expression. It means that you have blinkers on, you do not see the danger even though it stares you in the face.

      Jenny Webbe - 2013-09-29 15:12

      Come on people. This is a threat to us all. Stop bickering and put aside differences. We should be standing together against a common enemy, not sniping at one another. And sadly, no-one is safe. South Africa is as much at risk as any other country.

  • Fredrich Pieter de Wet - 2013-09-29 08:01

    If she was seen, why wasn't she arrested? Is Zuma waiting for a kick back?

      Elliot Vusi Ngwamba - 2013-09-29 08:10

      Zuma is just a president. blame our security agencies

      Mewik - 2013-09-29 08:14

      Elliott have you ever heard the saying, The buck stops here? So yes we wilk blame the president thank you very much. Stupid

      Mewik - 2013-09-29 08:15

      He is just the president!! Hahahahahah wtf more would one need to be to do something?

      Henk Van Biljon - 2013-09-29 08:31

      Elliot - the main honcho, the top of the food chain, the Commander in Chief, the most powerful man in the country, and he is JUST a president? How much slack are you willing to cut him?

      Fredrich Pieter de Wet - 2013-09-29 09:01

      ELLIOT, yes he is just a president! Title only, no accountability, no leadership, no example to our citizens, no brains! Ever heard him delivering a speech? Such a vegetable!

      Ngwana Moafrika - 2013-09-29 09:16

      Who has seen her - how did they know she was doing just that. Does Zuma roam the streets searching for terrorists - Zuma is the President of South Africa - he has a lot to attend to - who no one in the country is subjected to - you he likes moving around in those planes - he is only doing his job - he himself has realised how difficult it is whilst calming those who think they are wiser and feel could have done a better job.

  • Aaron Larry Chaava - 2013-09-29 08:02

    am i the only person who rembers the article abt terrorist training camps in sa? now therz this chick running around? well as long as sa keeps away from their affairs..i rate we shall be safe...otherwise boom boom boom

      Ngwana Moafrika - 2013-09-29 09:18

      You are right Aaron - their affairs and those of other countries.

      Jurie Nel - 2013-09-29 10:15

      Ngwana, I'll try one more time. Terrorists, per definition, hit soft, innocent targets. Their attacks are aimed at terrorising people into supporting them. You cannot assume that you are safe simply by not being their enemy. They strike, not at an enemy, but at a target perceived to be soft. Your choice is simple -- join them, or fight them. You cannot remain neutral. If you do, you run the risk of being targeted by them.

      Ngwana Moafrika - 2013-09-29 10:40

      stay neutral as always

      Jaypee Stone - 2013-09-29 12:17

      Ngwana, you seem to forget that when the unions want a strike, everybody is forced to strike too or get killed/beaten up. We have seen this for ages. As any group becomes stronger, more people are forced into going along. Remaining neutral is NOT an option - either you support and join, or you resist and fight. It is time all South Africans stand together and act like a group with 1 objective. Personally I am looking forward to a common enemy appearing and uniting all of us.

  • Sifiso Sosibo - 2013-09-29 08:02

    We need to account for every immigrant inside the country by registering them in a form of fingerprinting and their çontry of origin!

      Alice Tang - 2013-09-29 09:10

      But surely you can't catch the 'white widow' via such an exercise. Her type don't seek illegal grants and are always a step ahead. Only black people seek free handouts.

      Ngwana Moafrika - 2013-09-29 09:19

      You do not think they are trying - it is so difficult because they are assisted by South Africans who love money.

  • Barefoot - 2013-09-29 08:13

    oh my word what's happening in this world where a terrorist can't take a work vacation in peace anymore? I mean it's hard being a terrorist with all the security agencies on your @ss all the time. when u finally find a cosy country they put it on orange terror alert eish!

  • Lwandile Mabusela - 2013-09-29 08:14

    We have no intelligence, we have no army who will defend us? Lord come down to earth now. Before 1994 it was so difficult to get even a birth certificate but after 1994 it is so damn easy to get an ID/passpor. Why? Before 1994 it was not easy to see a Somalian,Ethopian, Nigerian, Congolese etc on our streets but today we even see them in our rural areas.

      Kagiso KayGee Mthelo - 2013-09-29 08:37

      @lwandile u r wrong wat d u mean w hv no army . well let m tell u wen cuming 2 army SA is ranked the best in the world. so w r not scared of the terrorists will deal with them

      Dave Kofang - 2013-09-29 09:13

      @Lwandile dnt just comment to please a bitter section of our population.Go to Lohatla battle school wen dey having excercises to witness joint army and airforce prowes.The public is allowed to watch.Dnt be blinded by ignorance.

      Alice Tang - 2013-09-29 09:21

      @Kagiso. I don't doubt that we have an excellent army. However the modus operand of al-Quaeda, al-Shabaab, Boka Haram etc is complex for conventional armies. Only astute intelligence organization can to some extent avert terror. As a nation we are not the bad boys to these terror organizations, but we do have massive investments and infrastructure from ther arch-enemies, the western world and Israel. If the terrorist targets are embassies in our backyard it's still our responsibility to ward off such threats but do we have the capacity?

      Ngwana Moafrika - 2013-09-29 09:27

      It was not easy to see a black man in the suburbs let alone say whatever he felt about the government even about the president - We only saw white people from other countries who had more rights than South Africans - let alone when a certain organisation was in town - Pretoria you were not supposed to be seen there, worse around Paul Kruger Square. They would beat you to hell. They are Africans and worse they are your cousins as it is said by unknows that your people are from Upper and Middle Africa. Life was so difficult then for the average South African - we do not even want to go there. Shame on you.

      Vaal Koos - 2013-09-29 09:31

      The mighty USA army could`nt prevent 9/11.Armies are useless when it comes to technological warfare.

      Nthokolose Puleng Marope - 2013-09-29 09:40

      Lwandile keep your opinion to yourself cause some peolpe ll see how weak your mind is.

      Sandra Rennie - 2013-09-29 22:24

      Nthokolose Sorry for you buddy, but Lwandile is absolutely correct. We have no army. Yes there might be employees in the barracks , offices , peace keeping missions etc, but we DO NOT have an EFFECTIVE ARMY or AIR FORCE, to prevent or fight a well trained terrorist in this country !

      Halcil Robert Lotter - 2013-09-30 07:20

      In the future the rich Zulu culture will be gone if all these people come in and mix and corupt the nation

      Seetletso Kgosiemang - 2013-09-30 13:57

      Lwandile stop trying to suck up to whites by comparing the current government to previous ruthless cruel government........You really are ignorant or plain dumb not see the positives that the current ANC government did!!! Visit the Apartheid Museum at Gold Reef City before writing this Hogwash!!

      Matthew Jones - 2013-09-30 15:16

      So many comments So many trolls Must be mating season for you lot

  • Citizen1 - 2013-09-29 08:17

    Foreigners who are terrorists must realize SA is the last country they can think of doing terrorism in. Because we are an angry nation, very militant and prone to violence in blink of an eye - this is largely coming from our history! So if one foreigner commits just one act of terror - one week is all it will take for all foreigners to be out of SA - those that shall have survived. I believe this is true.

      Nndivhaleni Costa-Vito Mutsharini - 2013-09-29 08:21

      i agree

      Ngoako Ignatious - 2013-09-29 08:23

      There u r spot on citizen1,we south africans will destroy everything they own

      Dexter Tangocci - 2013-09-29 08:25

      Completely agree. And we don't care about who condemns us for human right violations.

      Simphiwe Wrekonize Tladi - 2013-09-29 08:27

      @Citizen1,hehe what a thought,damn I'm ignorant.Spot on! I agree with u,they'll face real fire hahahahaha

      Ngwana Moafrika - 2013-09-29 09:31

      Do you mean killing innocent people. Are South Africans really like that? Do you think they will just wait and watch you kill them or destroy their stuff? You are wrong you will end up killing your own people. You do not know how they think - worse they have been in worse situations than yours. Unbelievable situations where one person can he has killed more than 100 people not with a bomb - shooting or using a machete.

      David Freedman - 2013-09-29 11:23

      All foreigners or just Muslim foreigners? Would you like to see the Chinese investors pull out? What makes you think you're not a foreigner?

  • Zama Mvulane - 2013-09-29 08:18

    So must we wait for ten more articles or google to find out how recent is "...seen doing surveillance of embassies in Pretoria recently"

      Ngwana Moafrika - 2013-09-29 09:33

      Is it true?

  • Felicity-Ann McInnes - 2013-09-29 08:21

    Ja Well No Fine .... More to Strike about I guess .... Glad to be informed via eNews24.com that we are!!!!

  • Austin Gege - 2013-09-29 08:21

    Fellow South Africans; there must be a time in our lives when we refrain from making politically biased comments with an aim to proove non-progressive points; although they might at times be relevant. Our country is one of the most unequal society in the world; the least we can do is play our active roles as active citizens in ensuring we all help in building a prosperous society in which all enjoy equal opportunities; equal benefits and have a sense of belonging. Racism is an engine of brutal enslavement; if we allow it; it will continue to destroy the lives of all....

      Henk Van Biljon - 2013-09-29 08:37

      Racism does not equal enslavement - where did you get that idea? No space here to show you the difference though.

      Mandlenkosi Chaza - 2013-09-29 08:43

      @Henk please read engine not equal! racism propels brutal enslavement!

      ReunionofIntelligentMinds - 2013-09-29 09:34

      What does it help if the citizens build and its not going further than the government who demolishes the building?

      Pearl Van der Linde - 2013-09-29 10:39

      AUSTIN.GEGE.1 .......FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!

      Phoenixx - 2013-09-29 18:14

      The comments do not have racism as a base - they have inept government as a base. If the government performed brilliantly very few of the commenters here would be making these statements - even though the country is run by black people; which is what I assume you are hinting at. I agree with you on playing an active part in uplifting others and I am doing my part. What I also see is the government officials wasting the money and resources that would have made a much bigger difference than you or I could ever make.

  • Mao Malong - 2013-09-29 08:24

    Let's hope it won't happen,we don't want the repeat of kenya please. #lets pray for our country#

      Ngwana Moafrika - 2013-09-29 09:35

      Stop hoping - it wont happen here - this is South Africa.

  • Victor van der Walt - 2013-09-29 08:24

    Is that a drone i hear.................

  • Rudzani Ronald Sadiki - 2013-09-29 08:25

    Maybe we need her to bomb all E-Toll around Gauteng......

      Mandlenkosi Chaza - 2013-09-29 08:47

      Got a brilliant idea for e tolls! cant they jus turn them into satelite garages for the PUTCO buses tht are always stuck on the freeways. Damn those buses are a nuisance!

      Ngwana Moafrika - 2013-09-29 09:35

      Continue making jokes about this.

  • 1Mic - 2013-09-29 08:27

    One does really sound pathetic when every topic under discussions in SA has to be Zuma's fault or the ANC. Corruption is everywhere, this could've happened to any country. Does any still remember 9/11? It was a security breach but no one seemed to be blaming Bush. Whilst I'm very anti-Jacob Zuma, I'm yet not irrational and bitter about any matter that relates to my country that all toys must be thrown of the court and point fingers unnecessarily. As S. Africans, to take the country forward we need to come up with solutions regardless of who is in office. Only a determined mind that can see a brighter day will be determined enough to make it. But being bitter about the ANC and Msholozi will not help you.

      Dave Kofang - 2013-09-29 09:00

      Well said!Moaning has become a national past time.I'm anti Zuma but this constant pathetic moaning is making me gatvol.

  • ya.hova.1 - 2013-09-29 08:34

    How did she manage to escape from the mall or is she the diversion tactic to hide Kenian incompetence? The soldiers blowed up the roof with no regard to safety of hostages.

      ya.hova.1 - 2013-09-29 09:28

      Why is she receiving so must publicity and how was it established she was part of the mastermind? Sounds a bit like 9/11, shortly after the 1st plane struck Osama was accused.

      Ngwana Moafrika - 2013-09-29 09:37

      Kensong - one of the witnesses said she was giving orders inside the mall.

      Mandlenkosi Chaza - 2013-09-29 15:52

      its all allegations! No one has confirmed her involvement. I think we need to understand that the intelligence has been tracking this woman and she has been able to evade both the British and the Americans. How many of us guys would look twice at a whiteman and think he might blow himself up!? On the other hand if any of our muslim folk/arab/or whatevr they call themselves enters a plane we turn our heads and silent hope he is with us! White woman terrorist!! all of us could have been fooled!!!

  • Elliot Menziwa - 2013-09-29 08:34

    Samantha can shake my president's (Zuma)hand without him knowing...

      Ngwana Moafrika - 2013-09-29 09:37

      Because you do not know you think he will not know - Elliot you just dont know.

      Ngwana Moafrika - 2013-09-29 10:46

      Jurie, for you expect me to join you in your madness? no.

  • Rudzani Ronald Sadiki - 2013-09-29 08:34

    Before she blast Nkandla can someone ask her to spare few bombs E-toll around Gauteng

      Partisue Tumi - 2013-09-29 09:00

      Ths ait a joke!If thrz a terrorist threat on SA,d u knw wat dt implies?n if da planned attack is in Pretoria,d ya knw wat dt means bro?

  • Lums Zindela - 2013-09-29 08:40

    That might be very possible, I think she landed as one of the gupta wedding guests at Waterkloof Airforce base. By the look of things, we're in deep sh*t given the ever useless NIA. They said there we no threts of terror attack in SA, and what is this now? In the mean time number1 had build underground bunker and put up bullet proof around his house and family members, didn't give a damn about anybody else but himself.

  • Partisue Tumi - 2013-09-29 08:48

    SA hs bin a terrorist haven for so long...bottom line we hv no security measures in place,ppl go in n out of the country untraced.u go to al the SA/Botswana border line,ul c ppl xros wto any issue.u go to Musina ul c dt its very easy.we dnt hav stats on hw many foreigners we houzin in SA n whr r thy located,dtz a very scary thot.u go to NW-EC-etc ul c al da illegal african nations.so ths dznt suprise me...I cn on n on...

      Paul Chick - 2013-09-29 10:59

      Please don"t...your facebook/mixit text/speech make you sound like a moron

  • Thulasizwe Khumalo - 2013-09-29 08:51

    Yea , alarm bells have been activated. Now it is up to our government to act fast.

      Shaun Cousins - 2013-09-29 09:28

      but our president cant read

      Ngwana Moafrika - 2013-09-29 09:43

      Shaun Cousins - we should be afraid of those countries that want to involve us - yes Zuma can read and Zuma is more educated than you.

      Jurie Nel - 2013-09-29 10:30

      Act fast, Thulasizwe? If it does, it will be a first. Our government has never acted fast, and is not designed or geared to act fast. We'll have to live with it.

      Ngwana Moafrika - 2013-09-29 10:50

      Remember September 11 2001 in the US, would you say America is a weak country? No, but they fell under an attack no one could think of. It was a sad day - that is when they realised the vulnerability of any country.

      Sandra Rennie - 2013-09-29 22:32

      Ngwana The Americans knew about the attacks. They just did nothing about it. I wouldn't be surprised if they did it themselves. Anything to start a war in Iraq.

      Matthew Jones - 2013-10-01 08:44

      ^ Ironic considering they've been training and using terrorists themselves for years up until then,to there dirty work (CIA) overseas. And 9/11 was a terrible day. It's arguable if it was actually terrorists or a setup =/ take a look at Zeitgeist

  • Sintu Quza - 2013-09-29 08:55

    ????

  • Velile Gladman Dayimani - 2013-09-29 08:57

    We r reaping the fruits emanating from ill informed decisions taken by our anc leaders which r about to haunt us for the rest of our lives. How on earth do your demolish border systems that we inherited because now we r not only having islamic militant groups but also eastern and western millitant and harden criminals r using s.a as their safe place.

      Jurie Nel - 2013-09-29 10:32

      Thank you for an insightful comment. You obviously have a good understanding of the issues involved, your thought processes are clear, and you articulate your conclusions well.

  • Omar Hartley - 2013-09-29 08:58

    Stopped reading at-" Recent sightings of her were brought to the attention of the South African police intelligence by a security organisation linked to the local Jewish community." Anything you write after this is extremely dubious.

      Jurie Nel - 2013-09-29 10:33

      Explain please.

      Hummer Hlophe - 2013-09-29 20:05

      MOSSAD

      Hester Wade - 2013-09-30 09:20

      Are you hiding her?

  • Elliot Menziwa - 2013-09-29 08:58

    Victims of wesgate terror attack were talking of a woman who was playing a leadership role,,this terrorist rented a room in that shopping mall...she is a highly skilled terrorist, possible she shook Uhuru's hand without him knowing .

      Ngwana Moafrika - 2013-09-29 09:44

      That does not make Uhuru a fool

  • Nathan Lombard - 2013-09-29 08:58

    Rather frightening when one considers that Kenya was in all likelihood better equipped and less arrogant than JZ and co to deal with such an incident.

  • Thukhe Ndlovu Farmer - 2013-09-29 09:00

    News24, u must stop this nonsense of yours, ure just plain racists and biased, u need to be deleted. How can u delet a comment just becouse the writter said he is not sad about thatcher's death? I think the secrecy bill will put u in your place. Ure so grossly and unshamefully censor post here, but u squeel like pigs when some one want to censor u

  • Mluleki Simelane - 2013-09-29 09:03

    I think this is careless reporting, people are going to be on a lookout for any woman that looks like her. They could even attack an innocent look alike

      Bheki N Lisani - 2013-09-29 09:14

      Yip I agree... how accurate are these sightings and how legitimate is the source of the surveillance ??

  • Velile Gladman Dayimani - 2013-09-29 09:05

    What can u expect when the political head of intelligence could not even detect the involvement of his wife with nigerians in drug smuggling and when our agents r used to focus on individual political battles. We r doomed unless something drastic is done.

  • Omar Hartley - 2013-09-29 09:06

    Our greatest threat to peace and safety still comes from within our own borders. In fact, it comes from within our own government. Look how concerned we are all now and have completely forgot about Zuma and the e-toll scandle. Smoke and mirrors people. Smoke and mirrors. Open your eyes.

  • Modisane Edwin Motaung - 2013-09-29 09:11

    The big wigs in the ANC are building bunkers in their complex because they know the country owned by white window / al-shabaab.

  • Ludidi Mkencele - 2013-09-29 09:12

    kn u wi find ths wonan nd stone her 2 death or hang her no mercy 4 the mercyless

      Matthew Jones - 2013-09-30 15:47

      I agree with what you said 110% But please try to comment NOT mxit style

  • Solly Vander Tema - 2013-09-29 09:12

    Of course this will definitely happen first of all in our county u can buy everything so don't 4get that terrorist have money n our so called stupid leader are doing nothing about this look at the news drug lords are well known they're friends with our ministers rhino poachers well known but no harsh sentence are taken on them so ppl ZANC is ruining our country

  • Rick Hernan - 2013-09-29 09:13

    This happen went you leave women out of the kitchen ..

  • Sean Goldie - 2013-09-29 09:14

    Code RED sees the diplomats being evacuated...WTF...who gives a $hit about the diplomats....what is ZOOOOOOMMMMAAAAA going to do to protect me...(on second thoughts what a laugh - I will rather protect myself, thank you)

  • Cathy De Jongh - 2013-09-29 09:19

    This is like a really bad movie gone wrong

  • Elizabeth Pfizer - 2013-09-29 09:21

    wat is zuma saying..nothing. next is attacks in RSA and then economy crumbles and this is a way to put Africa on its knees for them to controll the world. these people are working tirelessly to come up with plans to rule the world.they creating situations and wars. they pay people to do this. NEW WORLD ORDER

      Thukhe Ndlovu Farmer - 2013-09-29 10:14

      I wis he could say something about the land grabbers!

      Thukhe Ndlovu Farmer - 2013-09-29 10:16

      I wis he could say something about the land grabbers!

  • ReunionofIntelligentMinds - 2013-09-29 09:21

    We all know what happens to terrorists In South Africa. I think she is elligable for the job as minister of education.

      Gunner ZN - 2013-09-29 09:22

      Silly

  • Thapz Kgopodithate - 2013-09-29 09:23

    member of special task force are on stand-by. Watch the space.

      Jurie Nel - 2013-09-29 10:37

      You watch too much TV.

      Nathan Lombard - 2013-09-29 10:38

      Whahaha. Special task force? Lmbimp

  • Nthabiseng Alina Matseke - 2013-09-29 09:29

    Just America using funny puppets to get what they want... This is ALL America nd their corruption

      Jurie Nel - 2013-09-29 10:39

      You watch too much TV.

  • Kobie Nel - 2013-09-29 09:31

    Uhmm, so the Khzar Jews are getting panicky again...typical.

      Alan Smith - 2013-09-29 09:35

      @kobie - you are a douchebag of epic proportions.

      Luba Mayekiso - 2013-09-29 09:41

      Kobie, please don't share you ignorance with us

      El Torro - 2013-09-29 09:49

      Funny i didnt realise those lenyans murdered were all jews!!

      Kobie Nel - 2013-09-29 22:04

      The L..Kenyans did not even cross my mind when I made that comment. Yes Luba, ignorance is bliss, I wish I could do it. Alan, do you have Khzarian connections or is it in the blood. Google King Banu and you lot might just understand a slight bit about what I was saying.