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Bail application of suspected twins set to start

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The bail application of the Thulsie brothers, Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee is expected to start in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

The twins are charged with contravening the Protection of Constitutional Democracy against Terrorist and Related Activities Act.

Last week National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Phindi Louw told journalists outside the court that they would oppose bail because the twins faced serious charges.

Louw said more charges could be added, or arrests made, during the course of the police investigation into the matter.

According to their charge sheet the brothers, who were arrested on July 9 along with siblings Ebrahim and Fatima Patel, were allegedly linked to the Islamic State (ISIS) group and were allegedly planning to set off explosives at a US embassy and “Jewish institutions” in South Africa.

The Patels previously appeared in the Kagiso Magistrate’s Court on charges of possession of explosives and unlicensed ammunition after a stun grenade and 20 rounds of live ammunition were found in their home.

Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi told News24 the four were identified after they tried to travel to Syria to join ISIS in 2015.

[Source: News24]
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