No terror threat to FIFA World Cup: South Africa (2)

09:57, May 06, 2010      

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It brought a true sense of common nationhood.

"Our assessment to date does not indicate any security threat to the event, including the cancer of global terrorism. However, we are not lowering our guard."

He said South Africa's intelligence services were grateful to their partners in the Southern African Development Community, Africa, and the rest of the world who continue to share intelligence regarding the security of the tournament.

"As the intelligence community, we are conducting daily threat assessments, including the appraisal of routes, base camps, hotels and screening of service providers".

This information is fed into South Africa's National Joint Operations Center to guide operations, according to SAPA.

"We urge all service providers to the event to submit themselves for security screening as there will be no-one allowed to participate without fulfilling this requirement," Cwele said.

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