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Another Boeremag member convicted

2012-07-31 15:50

Pretoria - A Northern Cape electrician has joined the ranks of the growing number of Boeremag accused to be convicted of high treason.

Judge Eben Jordaan found that Dion van den Heever, an electrician who did contract work at the Lohatlha military base in the Northern Cape, had actively taken part in planning a violent rightwing coup.

He also recruited a high ranking defence force officer at the base, Colonel Magiel Burger, for the coup plan.

Van den Heever supplied information about the Lohatlha and Wallmansthall military bases to members of the inner circle.

He was appointed as one of the military commanders of the Boeremag and was put in charge of the first division, which would have attacked Lohatlha.

He at one stage described Lohatlha as "a walk-over" and said taking over the base was his "favourite project" on which he had been working for years.

Van den Heever was later assigned the task to get components for timing mechanisms for bombs to blow up electricity sub-stations, as part of the coup plan.

He also indicated that he could get R4 ammunition, which could be sold at a profit to get money for the coup plan.

Van den Heever attended numerous meetings at which the coup plan was discussed in detail.

A prominent role was also assigned to him in Boeremag leader Mike du Toit's war plan, known as Document 12.

Jordaan rejected Van den Heever's claims that the meetings he attended were "innocent" and were about the protection of certain rural areas.

He said Van den Heever was one of the Boeremag members who swore allegiance to the Boeremag at a meeting in the Free State early in 2002.

Each received a bullet symbolising that traitors would be shot.

Judgment continues.

Comments
  • Danwill Theys - 2012-07-31 16:31

    Racism is still alive black hate white white hate black we are back to the same fight

      victor.tamaranui - 2012-07-31 17:33

      Distribution..Planet Earth.

  • freddie.miff - 2012-07-31 16:47

    Boring, this is not news. Now if one of them was found not guilty, that would be newsworthy. Any bets on the chances of them getting parole? Shaik and Selebi need a foursome.

  • devon.riley.52 - 2012-07-31 18:19

    Well they should let them go, I mean many of our high ranked ANC polititians commited treason,and terrorist acts blowing people up in churches and wimpys, and look at them now, having fun on the gravy train and ruining SA.

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-07-31 18:54

      @victor we are being rail roaded, our tax money plundered by criminals in government we are supposed to call our leaders,good jobs are now reserved for the black elite. I am watching the country going down the toilet before my very eyes. There are talk of nationalisation, confiscation of land... The poor are being taken for a fool why the elite scoops more gravy. This is not democracy, this is a sham. Don't get me wrong, om not saying apartheid should ever come back, but hell no we deserve a helluva lot better than the raw deal we are getting.

  • Jacque Fransman - 2012-07-31 19:18

    Ja ne now that the coin is on the flip side now it is wrong, so you tell me it is right to kill innocent people now and before the election in 1994 is wrong come on look at the bombing at Shoprite in Worcester 1997, 2 innocent children got killed an its right they must face the music sorry

  • jan.vanriebeeck.73 - 2012-07-31 22:28

    What is interesting in light of the Boeremag wanting to fight for a homeland for their own people is the very recent, last week in fact, visit to SA by Prof Gregory Stanton, Head of Genocide Watch. The video of his report is available on Youtube and he very clearly states that there is a active genocide being committed against Afrikaners in South Africa. Many have said that the Afrikaners are delusional when they say there is a Genocide being committed against them, but if the Head of GENOCIDE WATCH says that there is a GENOCIDE HAPPENING AGAINST THE AFRIKANERS I choose to believe him. He DOES NOT HAVE ANY REASON TO INFLATE HIS FACTS. So really the question is this: In light of the fact that Afrikaners are being Wiped Out at this point is the Boeremag really wrong in wanting their own homeland? And just to put this into perspective: More Afrikaners have been killed since 1994 by blacks in SA than all the Afrikaner deaths during the Second Anglo Boer War.

  • drienie.mayo - 2012-07-31 22:34

    Not to worried about them going to jail for "high treason"....History will be repeating itself....They will be serving their time and get out to rule the Country, plunder the public purse and be hero's.....Just like the current government...

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