Bloemfontein plot charges withdrawn

2013-02-07 17:40

Bloemfontein - All charges against an Aberdeen farmer arrested in connection with an alleged rightwing plot to commit acts of terrorism were withdrawn by the State on Thursday.

Charges of treason and conspiracy to plan acts of terrorism were withdrawn against Louis Lategan during a brief appearance in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court.

The State gave no reasons for the withdrawal of the charges.

Lategan had been in custody since his arrest last week.

Earlier, Hein Boonzaaier of Centurion, was granted bail of R80 000 in relation to the same case.

Martin Keevy of Bloemfontein, Johan Prinsloo of Naboomspruit and Mark Trollip of Douglas, were denied bail.

They were arrested on 16 December, for allegedly planning to kill ANC leaders by detonating a bomb at the party's national elective conference in Bloemfontein.

The men will appear again on 25 March.

  • eish.eish.9 - 2013-02-07 18:21


      zapadela.tistarocha - 2013-02-07 19:07

      mmmmmmmmmmmmm............exceptionally interesting.

  • peter.retief - 2013-02-07 18:40

    If the ANC needs to drum up support it arrests a few white men wearing shorts

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2013-02-07 19:06

      We all wear shorts, Just some look better than others....that's all.

  • ANASKA - 2013-02-07 18:40

    Happy for all of them but very curious why the charges were withdrawn and hopefully will get more news about this turnaround.

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2013-02-07 19:06

      Read the article again, Only two were released, The others remain incarcerated. You share my happiness with their status-quo......How refreshingly Liberal of you.

  • zapadela.tistarocha - 2013-02-07 18:50

    Foei toggiesssssssssssss No Volkspele yet.....aagg shame.

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2013-02-07 18:52

      mmmmmmm Louis gave them and others up obviously,

  • richard.scully2 - 2013-02-07 18:54

    This whole thing is invented by the ANC to detract attention from their uselessness

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2013-02-07 19:02

      hehehehehehe.......fables form the crypt ???? maybe jealousy ???

  • metja.ledwaba.75 - 2013-02-07 19:02

    Does that mean,they won't be able to pay the workers minimum wage? then, they can use the money to pay legal costs.#i love this beautiful country of mine#

  • piet.snot.77964 - 2013-02-07 20:29

    Wonder if he is going to sue for wrongful arrest? We pay again for the AN Corruption Party incompetence!

      Tim Vlok - 2013-02-07 20:35

      He absolutely has a claim for wrongful arrest, detention and malicious prosecution. He is welcome to make use of my services.

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2013-02-07 21:52

      hahahahahaha.............FKN groupies.

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