Johannesburg Pride is set to take place in SANDTON, Gauteng (Johannesburg) this Saturday 29th October. As the excitement builds up towards the big day, a first post COVID lockdown in person Pride, the U.S. Embassy in South Africa issued a dire warning that could apply to PRIDE or several other mass crowd events taking place this coming weekend.
The warning read as follows: Security Alert: U.S. Embassy – Possible Terrorist Attack
Location: South Africa
Event: The U.S. government has received information that terrorists may be planning to conduct an attack targeting large gatherings of people at an unspecified location in the greater Sandton area of Johannesburg, South Africa, on 29 October 2022. There is no further information regarding the timing, method, or target of the potential attack. The U.S. Embassy has advised staff to avoid crowds of people and other large public gatherings in the greater Sandton area of Johannesburg during the weekend of 29-30 October 2022.
Johannesburg Pride responded as follows: