Thulsie twins to apply for bail

Johannesburg – Twin brothers Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie, who have been accused of terrorism, will on Monday know if their arrest was lawful or not.

The two are expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court with Magistrate Pieter du Plessis expected to give his ruling on whether the twins were arrested lawfully.

During the pair's last appearance, Colonel Andre Neethling, a provincial investigator of crimes against the state, testified against the 23-year-olds, who were reportedly attempting to have their arrests declared unlawful.

Neethling told the court that he went to the house of Tony-Lee, where he met the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Wynand Olivier.

Olivier reportedly told him that a witness, Renaldo Smith, acknowledged that he and the brothers were part of a group who wanted to leave South Africa to join terror group, the Islamic State (ISIS).

The twins were allegedly plotting attacks on a US embassy and Jewish cultural sites in South Africa. They were reportedly arrested during raids in Newclare and Azaadville on July 9.

They face three counts of contravening the Protection of Constitutional Democracy Against Terrorist and Related Activities Act.

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