The Hawks are investigating a Johannesburg man to eliminate possible terror links after he flew a drone over the US consulate from Sandton City on two separate occasions.
The man was arrested and his drone confiscated to search for video footage or any incriminating evidence.
Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi says the man is not yet a suspect, after the unit conducted a search and interrogation.
He is not a suspect. However, we are doing our bit to look into his background.— Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, Hawks spokesperson
Mulaudzi says that authorities are taking the matter seriously, but caution the public from speculating.
He says that, in light of the arrest of the Thulsie terror suspects, organisations must be cautious when making allegations.
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