08 April 2015
Minister of State Security
David Mahlobo said necessary actions are being taken involving a South African
girl who is alleged to have links to a terrorist group.
A 15-year-old girl was allegedly recruited by
Islamic State and was stopped by law enforcement agencies from boarding a
flight out of the country at Cape Town International Airport.
Minister Mahlobo has called on
parents to exercise caution and be concerned about what other activities their
children may be involved in.
Ministerial Spokesperson Brian
Fikani Dube says this was an issue of concern to us because as we indicated
before no country is immune to terrorism and so when such things happen as a
country you must be vigilant to ensure that you avoid this from happening.
“We are happy to indicate that
the child has been reunited with the family and an investigation is currently
underway to determine what had happened, how she got involved with these people
and what was the recruitment model used and all the funding issues that are
related in this particular matter” Dube added.
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