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'Terror suspects' in court

2010-05-21 07:47

Johannesburg - The bail application of three right-wingers accused of planning to disrupt the Soccer World Cup was adjourned to Monday by the Phalaborwa Magistrate's Court, SABC news reported.

The State opposed bail on Thursday and said the men might continue with their alleged plans to stage the attacks.

The defence said the State could not prove the men intended to commit acts of terror.

When they were arrested, they were allegedly found in possession of guns, bombs and maps of the homes of certain ANC leaders.

They face seven charges, including charges to commit terrorism.

A fourth accused, 21-one-year-old André Stroh, was granted bail of R3 000 in the same court last Friday.

Stroh was one of six men initially arrested for allegedly violating the grave of former diplomat Norman Mashabane. Following further investigation it was found the violation of the grave was part of an alleged plot to commit acts of terrorism against blacks.