Thulsie twins' case in process of being transferred to High Court

On Tuesday, the State added a new charge of fraud which was allegedly committed in the Free State where the pair unlawfully presented Lesotho passports under different names.

FILE: Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG – The case against the Thulsie twins is in the process of being transferred to the High Court once an additional charge has been finalised and added to the indictment.

Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie were arrested at their homes in Johannesburg in July last year and accused of planning attacks on Jewish and American interests in the country.

They are facing 11 counts related to terrorism, on Tuesday the State added a new charge of fraud which was allegedly committed in the Free State where the pair unlawfully presented Lesotho passports under different names.

There are also allegations that they attempted to travel to Syria to join Islamic State.

The case has been postponed to 15 May.

The National Prosecuting Authority’s Luvuyo Mfaku says: “What is outstanding is the consultation with the directors of Public Prosecution in Gauteng as well as in Bloemfontein.

“Once that process has been finalised, an application will be done as well, then the High Court date will be arranged.”