Former AWB leader's case postponed

2016-04-28 14:29

Kimberley - The Northern Cape High Court on Thursday postponed an application for leave to appeal brought by former Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) secretary general and current Geloftevolk Republikeine leader Andre Visagie.

The court would hear the application on May 17.

Visagie was sentenced to five years imprisonment in July 2014, for illegal possession of five handmade guns, a 9mm firearm, and a large quantity of ammunition.

He was arrested with his minor son at their home in 2011, after police found the weapons and 650 rounds of ammunition. The son was acquitted of all charges.

Visagie gained notoriety for the "don’t touch me on my studio" incident on on April 7, 2010. During a discussion on race in South Africa following AWB leader Eugene Terre'Blanche's murder, he became involved in a spat with fellow panellist Lobohang Pheko.

Visagie ripped off his microphone and stormed off the set.

Visagie was granted R10 000 bail during his sentencing, and was granted leave to appeal.

His bail was extended pending the outcome of his appeal.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Mkhwebane makes her mark

2016-10-23 00:00

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.