US slaps SA with travel warning following Schwarzenegger attack
THE United States of America’s State Department has responded with speed by issuing a travel warning against South Africa, less than 24 hours after Hollywood star and former governor for California Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked at a public event.
The warning, which comes a few days after a similar warning against Zimbabwe, says US citizens in SA must exercise increased caution due to crime, civil unrest and drought.
The statement also says protests and strikes frequently occur in South Africa, and that these can escalate quickly without prior notification and that such events tend to be violent.
The Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Western Cape provinces are listed as drought-prone and with unreliable water supplies.
Below is the warning issued for South Africa.