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Four terrorist suspect to appear in court

By Tebogo Mhlanga

JOHANNESBURG- Trio males and one female aged between 20 to 24 will appear in different courts on Monday, following the arrest by the Hawks and the state security.

It is alleged that the four suspects were involved in terrorist related activities in Newclare and Azaadville, Johannesburg. 

Hawks spokesperson, Hangwani Mulaudzi said the two suspect faces terrorism charges and will appear at Johannesburg Magistrate court, meanwhile the other two will appear at Kagiso Magistrate court in possession of explosives and firearm.

The suspects were ceased from flying to Syria after the prolonged investigations by the Hawks and the state security. The probe divulged they were flying with intent to join the Islamic state terror group.

Hawks Boss, Lieutenant General Mthandazo Ntlemeza told the News24 that the arrests were a “very big step forward in the fight against terrorism”. They will remain on high alert.

He said that they cannot yet say the problem has been solved hence these terrorist organisation are recruiting in the country.

“We will diffuse any attempts to form any terrorist groups in our country. Our people should also be vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the police.” Ntlemeza was quoted saying by the News24.

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