11th Boeremag accused convicted

2012-08-13 14:03

Pretoria - The 11th man in the Boeremag trial was on Monday convicted of treason by the North Gauteng High Court.

Judge Eben Jordaan said he found it difficult to believe Dirk Hanekom's claim that he "didn't have a clue what was going on" when members of the right-wing Boeremag group embarked on a "D-Day" mission on 13 September 2002. They intended planting bombs to create chaos in the country.

"He therefore is found guilty of high treason," Jordaan said.

It was clear Hanekom played a prominent role in the group.

After the judgment, Hanekom took off his glasses and placed his head on the bench in front of him.

Hanekom was the only one of the group of 20 who had changed his testimony during the trial.

Jordaan would continue his judgment with Johannes "Lets" Pretorius.

  • prince.aneke - 2012-08-13 14:19

    Thank you

      jowza1 - 2012-08-13 14:42

      made my day

  • yazeed.khan1 - 2012-08-13 14:24

    Lock them up forever. Idiots - 2012-08-13 14:49

      What is life in SA? 25 years - no more no less (thank you Codesa and ANC for changing that little gem in the law - I bet you now you didn't). And that would be from the first day of incarceration - meaning these guys have effectively already served 9 out of 25 years. It may be more for the guys that will get found guilty for the murder IF the sentences are not concurrent - which would be an anathema in SA Law and basis for appeal, right up to ConCourt. Nope, not forever - only 25 years

      jowza1 - 2012-08-13 16:32

      freedom fighters?reaper

  • procold2 - 2012-08-13 14:28

    embarresment to the boere

      Willie - 2012-08-13 14:37

      You still see yourselves as boere not south africans? ja! - 2012-08-13 14:50

      So if I call you a Xhosa or a Zulu you will not be offended my Pedi friend?

  • arm.witmens - 2012-08-13 14:31

    Would like to know when this mess is going to end. What sentences are they getting and do they get parole.

      tebo.go.5 - 2012-08-13 14:34

      no parole

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-08-13 14:43

      25 years without the possibility of parole

  • Dimitri - 2012-08-13 14:31

    Now that sweet!!!!!!!!!!

      jowza1 - 2012-08-13 14:41

      sure is

  • thabojames.mohanoe - 2012-08-13 14:36

    judge just say all 20 men are guilty and stop reading dat judgement as you waiste your time, send them all to life in prison.

  • daniel.mogale.58 - 2012-08-13 14:36

    Stupid lock them up with back prisoners

      daniel.mogale.58 - 2012-08-13 14:41

      black - 2012-08-13 14:45

      LOL - they have been locked up with the "back" prisoners for 9 years already. I don't think that bothers them anymore. Actually, they are locked up in C-Max (and the DCS is sure to keep them there since they are such a frightening bunch of idiots) so they will only see a "back" prisoner 1 hour out of every 24.

  • Leviy Moneymaker - 2012-08-13 14:42

    they go to jail and we tax payers have to feed them again*

      louise.cook.127 - 2012-08-13 15:54

      This is a time that I REALLY regret the abolision of the death penalty!

  • mapudieric.morakiwamachacha - 2012-08-13 14:45

    these gentlemen must jst b grateful dat this is mzansi, a land of absolute democracy. In many countries, including USA, being convicted of high treason wil subject one to death sentence. Bt in S.A. they wil jst go 2 jail nd then later get a parole.

      louise.cook.127 - 2012-08-13 15:57

      If they get parole they'll be killed before they step even one step outside! I have a nasty feeling there's thousands of sympathisers on the outside - like the Neo Nazis.

  • johan.vanheerden.737 - 2012-08-13 14:47

    And they continue being found guilty of treason while those who openly threaten civil disobedience and threatening to make certain parts of our country ungovernable are not even arrested

      Martin - 2012-08-13 14:51

      The point of the matter is that they planned to topple the government. We do not want to go back to the days of apartheid. Rather focus energy on dealing with the challenges facing SA than trying to topple the government.

      louise.cook.127 - 2012-08-13 16:02

      Shame! You sound too unintelligent to know the difference between planting a bomb and trying to sabotage strategic installations and protestors who THREATEN to make the Western Cape (yes, get your facts straight) ungovernable. Planning to OVERTHROW A GOVERNMENT is classified as TREASON - get a bursury and go back to school - die Boeremag hou jou onnosel!

  • OmegaFenix22 - 2012-08-13 14:54

    20 men plan (but do not execute)terrorist acts bent on disrupting the country 10 years ago, they go on trail & are found guilty of high treason... Members of the ruling party's youth win threaten war in the western cape ( and even manage to cause some disruptions and damages ( yet the masses cheer them on.... My, my but democracy has come far. I for one am glad to have left this banana republic behind.

      jowza1 - 2012-08-13 15:00

      good riddance to you also

      OmegaFenix22 - 2012-08-13 15:15

      My children will grow up free of the hate & free of discrimination, free from being prisoners in their own homes & free from having to hold up those unwilling to hold up themselves. My Children will know that only through hard work will they earn what they have & nothing in life is free. Will your children have the same thing jowza?

      jowza1 - 2012-08-13 15:21

      how do you explain the london riots then,omega

      Dimitri - 2012-08-13 15:32

      Thanks for leaving, now please concentrate your energies in your new country and try bettering you life, stop looking back.

      louise.cook.127 - 2012-08-13 16:04

      We're also delighted that you're gone!

      OmegaFenix22 - 2012-08-13 16:11

      What is there to explain about the London Riots? A week of mild disturbances perpetuated by minority, it was not done to fight oppression or because of racial tension, it was done because people wanted free stuff. London saw more Justice in the weeks directly following the riots than SA has seen in 20 years & unlike South Africa the riots didn't divide the communities effected, it brought them closer. The clean up was done by Londoners, regardless of their colour or religion, something South Africa after 20 years of "Democracy" still hasn't managed. South Africans love calling themselves a rainbow nation, its a farce, you want to see a rainbow nation, come spend a weekend in London. You will see more nationalities, religious groups and people of different sexualities living together in relative harmony in one city than you will in the entire South Africa. How ever you seem to have gather only one thing from my post, the wrong thing, which shows just how closed your eyes still are.

  • buddynorm.malope - 2012-08-13 15:21

    i'm an African Man, proud on. are they going to get parole, just like Mr Schaik and Selebe?

      Dimitri - 2012-08-13 15:33

      Did those criminals commit HIGH TREASON? oh well, you do not even know what treason is, so i will let you rot in your own naivety!!

  • stefan.kruger.1297 - 2012-08-13 15:40

    Barriers needs to fall.. there is no such thing as Boere, White, Black, Asians in this country... ONLY SOUTH AFRICANS!!! get it in your heads!! Be the change you want to see!!

      louise.cook.127 - 2012-08-13 16:05

      Gosh, Stefan Kruger: you obviously don't know "die volk."

      mduduzi.nkosi.311 - 2012-08-13 16:28

      nor been to

  • rob.west.92123 - 2012-08-13 16:06

    Talk about a plan going boemerang. This is a boemerang of note - a boeremag boemerang! - They will henceforth be known as the "Boemerang boys."

  • jerzy.bondov.5 - 2012-08-13 16:14

    Combined iq of 12

  • pj.egolie - 2012-08-13 17:07

    What is de differnce between those guy's and all the ANC terrorist ...Nothing or maybe that they make some people who blew up the Magoo's Bar police chief and .....

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