Where was terror suspect before arrest?
Brandon-Lee Thulsie was last seen at work on 27 June, 12 days before his arrest on terrorism charges.
PRETORIA - Questions have emerged as to the whereabouts of a terror suspect in the lead up to his arrest, after it emerged he had been absent from work for about two weeks prior to being detained in a raid on his house.
Brandon-Lee Thulsie and his brother Toni-Lee appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on Monday following their arrest by the Hawks over the weekend.
The pair allegedly plotted to bomb an American mission as well as Jewish cultural sites in South Africa.
Discovery group chief executive Adrian Gore said that Brandon-Lee was last seen at work on Monday, 27 June, 12 days before his arrest on terrorism charges.
The company declined to provide any further details, except that it was co-operating fully with the Hawks investigation.
It has also emerged that Brandon-Lee and his brother had adopted the names Yaqeen and Salahuddin ibn Hernani respectively.
Yaqeen posted pictures on his Facebook page which appeared to show his support for the Islamic State and Sharia law. It is understood that the siblings' parents will issue a statement in response to the arrests today.
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