Johannesburg – After six years behind bars, the Thulsie twins have finally been convicted and sentenced.
The twins, who were arrested in 2016, pleaded guilty to trying to leave South Africa to join the Islamic State in Syria.
Brandon-Lee Thulsie was sentenced to eight years in prison while his twin brother Tony-Lee will serve 11 years behind bars.
The five years and seven months the twins have already served will count towards time served.
The two will be declared unfit to possess a firearm once they have completed serving their sentences.
The twins’ conviction in the Johannesburg High Court marked the first conviction in South Africa for international terrorism under the 2004 Protection of Constitutional Democracy Against Terrorist and Related Activities Act.