Bloemfontein plot charges withdrawn

2013-02-07 17:40
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Bloemfontein - All charges against an Aberdeen farmer arrested in connection with an alleged rightwing plot to commit acts of terrorism were withdrawn by the State on Thursday.

Charges of treason and conspiracy to plan acts of terrorism were withdrawn against Louis Lategan during a brief appearance in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court.

The State gave no reasons for the withdrawal of the charges.

Lategan had been in custody since his arrest last week.

Earlier, Hein Boonzaaier of Centurion, was granted bail of R80 000 in relation to the same case.

Martin Keevy of Bloemfontein, Johan Prinsloo of Naboomspruit and Mark Trollip of Douglas, were denied bail.

They were arrested on 16 December, for allegedly planning to kill ANC leaders by detonating a bomb at the party's national elective conference in Bloemfontein.

The men will appear again on 25 March.

- SAPA
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