sandton terror alert jokes and memes
HUMOUR: South African Jokes About Sandton Terror Attack Alert. Photo: iStockPhoto

South Africans being, well South Africans, have responded with typical humour to the security alert issued by the US Embassy on Wednesday. The alert warned embassy staff and US citizens in SA about a possible terrorist attack expected on Saturday in the Sandton area of Johannesburg.

Locals immediately began tweeting memes and jokes about the challenge for terrorists to try and pull off an attack in South Africa where they’d more likely be foiled by load-shedding (electricity power cuts), potholes or armed carjackers. It didn’t take long for someone to create the following satirical report which has been going viral on social media in the past few hours:

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS SATIRICAL!!!!

TERRORIST ATTACK ON BUILDING IN SANDTON FOILED DUE TO SA INGENUITY …


Apparently, three terrorist vehicles set out from different parts of Gauteng to converge on their target in Sandton.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that:

(i) Vehicle 1 hit a pothole in Daverton, blew tires, and declared that ‘the others should go ahead without them’ ….

(ii) Vehicle 2 stopped in Hillbrow to ‘ask for directions’, but were hijacked … the vehicle was stripped down and available ‘on the market’ as spares about 30 minutes afterwards …

(iii) Vehicle 3 did manage to get through to their target. However, due to ‘loadshedding’ they couldn’t open the front doors to the building … it didn’t have battery backup ….and they decided to retire to a nearby pub …
Unfortunately the pub was full of boere from Brakpan who didn’t like the look of these terrorists and decided to bliksem them for fun.

The lesson is CLEAR … DON’T MESS WITH SA ……
Here we will moer you.

Memes and Jokes re: Sandton terrorist attack alert

Not everyone saw the funny side. Some South Africans suspect the US – or President Ramaphosa – has invented the alert:

And many South Africans posted survival tweets similar to this: