Terror-accused Thulsie twins to appear in court

JOHANNESBURG – Pre-trial proceedings against terror accused twins Tony-lee and Brandon-lee Thulsie is expected to continue at the South Gauteng High Court on Tuesday.

The pair was arrested at their homes in Johannesburg in July last year on suspicion that they were plotting various and “deadly” attacks on various Jewish and American interests in South Africa.

It is reported the duo attempted to join a terrorist group, Islamic State, known for deadly attacks and suicide bombs to innocent civilians.

Authorities also say the two brothers recruited others and once attempted to travel to Syria to join the terror group and fight for IS.

Investigators also found that Tony-Lee once communicated with IS-linked individuals to learn how to build and obtain explosive devices.

According to investigators, the duo was on advanced stages in staging their attacks and it was just a matter of time for them to make their deadly experiments.

The state also added a new charge of fraud where the duo allegedly presented Lesotho passports under different names in the Free State.

The United States (US) Department of State put the duo on its terrorism list, and warned the international community that the twins pose a great risk of committing terrorism acts.

At the time of their arrest, the two brothers apparently plotted attacks targeting Jewish institutions, individuals and US Embassy in South Africa.

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