THE recent terrorist attack on a shopping mall in Kenya should be a wake-up call for us South Africans who have become so complacent about our country not being exposed to similar risks since the early 1990s.
We also have troops doing whatever they are doing in other African countries, like Kenya has in Somalia.
The easy manner in which wanted suspects for such deeds and other crimes are able to enter and leave this country, and move about among us is of major concern.
The same applies to illegal immigrants, who I understand number in the millions, drug and other syndicates busy with their nefarious activities.
It would seem that the South African intelligence and policing agencies are not aware of all these people's movements and activities as these agencies would have us believe.
Each one of us needs to be more observant who is in our neighbourhoods and what's happening around us when at shopping malls.
Trying to report anything suspicious presents another problem. Who do you tell?
Bill Bayley, Port Elizabeth