Judge postpones case of man charged with terrorism

2011-02-14 10:51

The case of a South African businessman charged with terrorism was postponed in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court in Alexandra today.

Magistrate Renier Boshoff said the case of Brian Patrick Roach would be postponed to February 18 for a bail application.

State advocate Chris McAdams said the case was postponed because of an identity parade that needed to be held.

Roach would be charged with threatening to engage in terrorist activity and money laundering, said the National Prosecuting Authority’s Mthunzi Mhaga.

The 64-year-old engineer was arrested on Saturday in Hartbeespoort, North West, for allegedly threatening the government of the United Kingdom.

He is alleged to have “repeatedly, through letters and emails, demanded an amount of $4 million in exchange for not deploying a biological agent within the borders of the UK”, according to a statement from the police.

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