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White widow was an IT specialist in Joburg - report

26 September 2013, 11:40

Johannesburg - A British woman thought to be linked to the Nairobi mall attacks was a quiet woman who worked as an IT specialist in Johannesburg, a report stated on Thursday.

Samantha Lewthwaite is wanted by Kenyan police for alleged involvement in a separate terror plot, and is believed to have entered Kenya from Tanzania in February and August 2011 using a South African passport in the name of Natalie Faye Webb.

Eyewitness News reported on Thursday that it had established that Lewthwaite was a quiet woman who worked as an IT specialist at a Lenasia pie factory.

It was also revealed that members of the police’s counter-terrorism unit, the crimes against the state unit and the State Security Agency held a meeting on Wednesday night after it was revealed that Lewthwaite was using a South African passport, the Times Live reported.

Lewthwaite’s husband, Germain Lindsay, was one of the 2005 London suicide bombers.

There are multiple probes into the activities in South Africa of both Lewthwaite and the Somali terrorist organisation al-Shabaab.

Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the mall attack in which at least 67 people have been killed.

- News24


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