Right-wing leader warns of bloodshed
Charné Kemp, Die Burger
Kimberley - Former AWB leader André Visagie said that due to an increase in farm murders,
the "ANC should take what is coming their way".
Visagie, leader of the Geloftevolk republicans, was speaking shortly after appearing
at Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, on charges of unlawful firearms and ammunition possession.
leader also mentioned "revenge attacks".
was released on bail of R10 000 after being arrested at his home on Tuesday. His
home in Heuwelsig was searched by several police units.
to national police spokesperson Colonel Vushnu Naidoo, police seized 14
suspected stolen cellphones, two laptops, one personal computer, about 650
rounds of ammunition of various calibres, five homemade shotguns, one
unlicensed 9mm pistol, one cellphone modified in such a way that it could be
used as a remotely activated detonator for an improvised explosive device,
several samples of possible explosives, gunpowder and a number of documents.
In a statement released on Wednesday by the office of the Geloftevolk republicans, sent
by Visagie via email, he said the organisation warned last year if farm murders
didn't decrease, his leaders would not dissuade members from taking revenge
were warnings recently by the leader of the Lion brigade (Leeubrigade) that a
second Blood River was on its way and is being ignored by government. Therefore
the ANC has to take what is coming their way," read the statement.
brigade is another right-wing organisation, which warned in a video on the
newspaper Sondag's website that blood would flow.
was released on condition that he reported every Monday at the Kimberley police
station. He was also not allowed to leave the Kimberley and Jacobsdal districts
without permission from the investigating officer.
Lunga Mbetane postponed the matter to May 20. The prosecutor was advocate Sean
Abrahams of the National Prosecuting Authority. Visagie was represented by
advocate Sakkie Nel.
Visagie made news last year when he appeared on e.tv's Africa 360 programme and stormed
out during a debate with political commentator Lebohang Pheko.