11th Boeremag accused convicted

2012-08-13 14:03
Some of the Boeremag accused enter court. (Sapa)

Some of the Boeremag accused enter court. (Sapa)

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Pretoria - The 11th man in the Boeremag trial was on Monday convicted of treason by the North Gauteng High Court.

Judge Eben Jordaan said he found it difficult to believe Dirk Hanekom's claim that he "didn't have a clue what was going on" when members of the right-wing Boeremag group embarked on a "D-Day" mission on 13 September 2002. They intended planting bombs to create chaos in the country.

"He therefore is found guilty of high treason," Jordaan said.

It was clear Hanekom played a prominent role in the group.

After the judgment, Hanekom took off his glasses and placed his head on the bench in front of him.

Hanekom was the only one of the group of 20 who had changed his testimony during the trial.

Jordaan would continue his judgment with Johannes "Lets" Pretorius.

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