Terror-accused siblings back in court

2016-09-20 05:53


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Johannesburg - Terror suspects, siblings Ebrahim and Fatima Patel, are expected to appear in the Kagiso Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

They face charges under the Explosives Act and Firearms Control Act after a stun grenade and 21 bullets were allegedly found in their house.

They were arrested during raids in Azaadville, on the West Rand, on July 9. They were initially denied bail. After their lawyer, Yousha Tayob‚ brought an urgent application before the High Court in Johannesburg for their release, they were released on R5 000 bail each.

They were allegedly linked to the self-styled Islamic State terror group (ISIS) and allegedly planned to set off explosives at a US embassy and “Jewish institutions” in South Africa.

Twins Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie, 23, were arrested during the same raids. They were charged with three counts of contravening the Protection of Constitutional Democracy against Terrorist and Related Activities Act.

They would remain in custody until their bail applications on October 11.

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