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2nd Boeremag member guilty of high treason

2012-07-27 12:37

Pretoria - Andre du Toit, brother of convicted Boeremag kingpin Mike du Toit, has also been found guilty of high treason.

Judge Eben Jordaan said in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Friday that there was no doubt that Andre du Toit, a former policeman, had been part of the inner circle of the Boeremag organisation which had planned a violent rightwing coup to overthrow the government.

Mike was convicted of treason on Thursday.

Andre had attended numerous meetings with Mike in various parts of the country, where the coup was planned and discussed in 2001 and early in 2002.

He was also present at a meeting in January 2002 when he swore allegiance to the Boeremag and its cause and was handed a bullet as symbol that "traitors" would be shot.

Chaos

The plans entailed creating chaos in the country through a trigger event, whereafter military bases would be taken over, the government replaced with white military rule and all blacks and Indians chased out of the country.

Blowing up the Vaal dam, shooting down a Boeing and blowing up power stations were among the plans discussed.

Specific tasks were assigned to people at some of the meetings.

The judge accepted evidence that Andre du Toit had been placed in charge of communication in continuation of the coup plan while he and his brother were already on the run from police late in 2001.

He was also one of the accused who had handed a military radio to a police agent during a meeting at a strip club in Pretoria.

The agent had infiltrated the organisation and later testified against him.

According to the evidence, Andre had discussed his fears that the man might be a police spy with another state witness, but his older brother Mike did not share this view.

Taped conversation


One of the most important pieces of evidence against Andre was a conversation with the same agent that was taped and later played in court during the trial.

In the conversation, he made it clear that there was no turning back and remarked how wonderful it was that there were people supporting their plan.

He also talked about taking over the military bases as Lohatlha and Kimberley.

Andre was present when explosives were tested at a place near Bela Bela with the aim of blowing up power lines and substations.

The court rejected his claims that the meetings he attended had been innocent and aimed at self-protection against farm attacks.

Judgment will continue on Monday.

Comments
  • farmfreund - 2012-07-27 12:43

    if this circus can just get to an end, and may no one be as stupid again, we had 400 years of wars in SA , lets live in peace and develop our country.

      cj.venter - 2012-07-27 12:45

      the only way we can develop this country is by getting rid of the anc

      farmfreund - 2012-07-27 12:59

      cj.venter - That might be true but not by destabilizing the country, remeber SA is only 20 years old, European countries have sytems in place for 100's of years and still strugling, first comes a home then dignaty , respect , education

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-07-27 13:56

      Most Western media reports says Boeremag has very liitle if any Afrikaner support.Some even went as far as to say that they've become irrelevant in any modern society almost like America's KKK or England's English Defence League.Just extreme fascist rhetoric blah,blah,blah hot air and that's it.

  • mullervince - 2012-07-27 13:24

    Challenge the ANC to give the whites their own homeland like the old regime did. But everyone knows that it will be the centre of South Africa's economy within 3 years, that's why the ANC government is scared to put it to the test. But instead the whites are surpressed with the so-called BEE and AA. No wonder we're going backwards.

      charles.gregory.7906 - 2012-07-27 14:02

      Orania is very sucsessful do a bit of research

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-07-27 14:18

      FU Koko! I am South African and am going NOWHERE! You okes need to get over yourselves. Just because of the colour of your skin doesn't mean you deserve to be here more! I have not stolen anything from you, neither have my forefathers so FFS GET OVER IT! Why don't you F off somewhere else and leave us in peace.. Tard. Take a look around you and at what's going on. The ANC is in charge, fu€| msendi - 2012-07-27 17:34

      History is the great teacher, but it is amazing how humankind fail to learn. Humankind was meant to live together in harmony, yet some are telling us about a little white state inside of South Africa. Something that will never happen. If the great Hitler and apartheid masters, with all the power they had, failed to divide the people, who else will… I feel sorry for this guys because you don't need to be anti-Afrikaans, or white to realise that their operation was highly impractical, you only need common sense… Now they will rot in jail for something that was not going to happen… I cannot imagine whites with sjamboks chasing blacks and Asians out of South Africa…

      Wally Walters - 2012-07-27 21:22

      I blame the government for this type of thing They will have to change their attitude towards white people

  • kooskanmar - 2012-07-27 13:30

    This was nothing more than a nine year political circus to show white people what will happen to them if they act against their new "leaders". Two of the accused actually died in prison (What, no medical parole?). Where the rest of the accused treated according to human rights policies? If that includes torture and death threats then yes, they were. The ANC I see have learned well from the Apartheids regime methods. Black people will undoubtedly today nod their heads in agreement pertaining to the outcome of the trial, much like white people did when sentences handed to political prisoners found guilty of high treason in Apartheids years. They might have been guilty to start off with, but I strongly condone their treatment from this rotten to the core ANC government. What is right is right, and what is wrong is wrong. Nothing will change that.

      Nicorien Le Roux - 2012-07-28 10:46

      This is not a white black issue. This is about our country. Lock them up!

  • sean.bagley.50 - 2012-07-27 13:57

    Most Western media reports says Boeremag has very liitle if any Afrikaner support.Some even went as far as to say that they've become irrelevant in any modern society almost like America's KKK or England's English Defence League.Just extreme fascist rhetoric blah,blah,blah hot air and that's it.

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-07-27 14:11

    It’s surprising the support the boeremag have on this forum, anyway to all those who support these racists idiots I got news for you, their plan will never work and if you think that any one race can get rid of any other race you must be rat. Live with it your heroes are going down and anyone who will ever attempt the same thing will go down as well. At least one positive thing came out for these clowns, they will be in solitary confinement hence there won’t be blacks near them.

  • gerald.meyer.100 - 2012-07-27 14:12

    good

  • dmvilane - 2012-07-27 14:20

    South africa is not free unless I see a white or indian working as a petrol attendant,security guard, domestic worker,garden boy,cutting trees,working in the factories earning those meagre salaries which the majority always experiences.... Having said all this I like all people of mzansi irrespective of colour or race

      terence.wessels - 2012-07-27 14:28

      There are many unemployed whites and indians who would jump for any kind of job, even the ones you mention. We can't get them because of BEE and AA. What are u talking about ?

      msendi - 2012-07-27 17:37

      BEE for a petrol attendant or gardener…?

  • JManAtheoi - 2012-07-27 14:26

    Sorry, as a white guy, I think these Boeremag people that want to "replace the government with white military rule and chase all blacks and Indians out of a (african) country" ... are pathetic demented losers.

  • sipho.masilela2 - 2012-07-28 10:02

    MIKE DU TOIT

  • Nicorien Le Roux - 2012-07-28 10:43

    I am white and I am shocked! A lecturer from Vista University! May our young democracy survive this!

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