Cavendish Square in Claremont has closed for the day as a precautionary measure against the volatile situation in the country.
The shopping centre’s management said the decision has been taken in the best interest of its shoppers and tenants.
People in Cape Town have been on edge amid the widespread civil unrest that has taken place in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, with shopping malls being targeted by mobs.
Authorities in the Western Cape have indicated that they are on alert for any such incidents.
Earlier today Premier Alan Winde indicated that authorities had assessed a threat and found that it was not of legitimate concern, after the circulation of a Whatsapp message listing 7 malls as targets today.
He added that there have been no attacks at malls in the province to date.
The situation in South Africa remains volatile, and in the best interest of our shoppers and tenants safety, we have been advised to close for trade, on Thursday 15 July.
We thank you for your understanding and stay safe.
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— Cavendish Square (@CavendishCT) July 14, 2021
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— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) July 15, 2021