The bail application of the twin brothers accused of planning to bomb the US embassy is expected to continue on Tuesday in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court.
Brandon Lee and Tony Lee Thulsie were arrested in July and face charges with conspiracy and incitement to commit the crime of terrorism and conspiring and attempting to commit acts associated with terrorist activities.
The twins, who have been in jail for more than two months, had initially chosen to challenge the lawfulness of their arrest rather than apply for bail.
In August, the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court declared the arrest of the Thulsie twins was lawfully executed by the police.
During that application – the investigating officer testified to finding Jihad Literature as well as a manual on how to make a bomb in the twins’ homes.
The Magistrate ruled that from the evidence found on the Thulsie brothers it warranted enough suspicion for the pair to be taken into custody without an arrest warrant.
It was also revealed that Brandon Lee and Tony Lee had been stopped from boarding a plane to Turkey on their way to Syria. It’s believed they were going to join ISIS.
Their defence had argued that all the evidence was hearsay and circumstantial. – Additional reporting ANA[Source: SABC]