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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Timeslive by Roxanne Henderson.]

Cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro was allegedly one of the planned targets of terror-accused twin brothers Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie.

This is one the 12 counts contained in a 13-page provisional indictment against the identical twins. The Thulsies on Tuesday appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court‚ where their case was postponed to next month.

The 23-year-old brothers allegedly attempted to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and allegedly made plans to attack US‚ UK‚ Russian and Jewish interests in South Africa.

In the indictment the state alleges that Shapiro‚ who is known under the pseudonym Zapiro‚ was one of these targets.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in June 2019 (CPI) & +5.8 y/y in June 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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