According to court documents, the men behind the bombs that terrorised Durban are linked to the Islamic terrorist group, ISIS.
Evidence was brought in to the Verulam Magistrate’s Court that revealed ISIS is targeting South Africa.
The 11 Durban men who carried out these terrorist attacks were directly linked to ISIS.
The Hawks raided a house in Reservoir Hills and found a bomb-making manual and ISIS propaganda. The home was suspected of being used as a training centre of sorts.
The owner, Farhad Hoomer is believed to be the mastermind behind the bomb attacks. Some of the people who lived in the house were confirmed Tanzanians.
The South African reports that a document on assassinations has also been found during the raid.
Investigating Officer Kwezi Chonco confirmed the discoveries made by the Hawks. Chonco is opposed to bail for the accused men.
Furthermore, the accused group also worked out an extortion scheme. They demanded that the 3 businesses they targeted each pay $100‚000 (R1 425 000) into Dubai accounts. If the owners refused, they were threatened with fires and bombs.
In another shocking turn of events, a kidnapped businessman from Tanzania was found. He was allegedly held for ransom.
The group of men face charges of extortion, murder, arson and attempted murder. They will apply for bail on Thursday, 25 October, when the case continues.
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